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    Default Victorian era South Seas pearl?

    Would anyone be able to recognize the style of ring and necklace if it was from the 1800s or early 1900s?
    The seller says it is south seas from her great great grandparents in China.
    Link below shows a picture.

    https://gyazo.com/ae8c8eb40ad80d669cf5e319bfdb468a

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    Ark, unfortunately, we can't tell anything from that photo. We would need multiple pics on white, something like a paper towel and close up. The type of clasp on the necklace would be important to look at. And any markings on the ring?
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    Here are some close up pics.

    there is a marking on the ring CHU
    birthmark hole can be seen

    https://gyazo.com/67ff15946b3eb2a773e2e007d3c11ba7
    https://gyazo.com/748fe42516be0b79a79a14da111f7d4b

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    I don't know anything about Victorian era jewellery, but Chinese love yellow gold. If they are indeed from China, then I'm very surprised by the metal used. Did the seller indicate the type of metal used and stones for the setting?

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    That is a good point made with yellow gold. Also the stamp mark is using alphabet letters CHU instead of chinese characters.
    The ring is said to be 14k white gold, there is a marking but not so legible 4k. Diamonds appear to be real as it sparkles in light. I am not a expert but the ring appears to be fine crafted.

    Here is another pic i took with flash.

    https://gyazo.com/13998f8613584948e6c6d29f5a3903e9
    Last edited by Ark; 09-17-2015 at 09:22 PM.

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    To me the design of these jewels look quite modern and contemporary.
    Maybe the 50's at soonest.
    Last edited by Isi; 09-28-2015 at 09:35 PM.

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    Are you paying a premium for the "fact" they are South Sea pearls from the 1800's?
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    the design and production looks new from your photo...

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    I'd agree, looks 1950's era to me. I'd say that from my experience, people who inherit jewellery from grandparents often think that that fact must mean an item is old, and don't realise that their grandparents may have bought it later on in their life.

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    Wow thank you everyone for the comments. Such great knowledge here on this forum.

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