Vintage Silver and Turquoise Glass Brooch, Middle Eastern, 1000 Silver, Multi Stone, Beaded, Rope, Bar Pin, C Clasp, Superb! #b604

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Vintage Silver and Turquoise Glass Brooch, Middle Eastern, 1000 Silver, Multi Stone, Beaded, Rope, Bar Pin, C Clasp, Superb! #b604
I present today this superb silver and turquoise glass brooch!

This lovely brooch has some similarities to Southwestern pieces, such as its rope and beaded details, but the flower shaped bezels didn't seem right. I spent some time researching it and I believe it is a Middle Eastern piece. The brooch has an elongated diamond shape with rounded corners. Nine gorgeous turquoise blue glass stones sit in the center and are highlighted by pinched, flower shaped bezels. Rope details have been applied above and below the stones in a diamond pattern. The rest of the brooch is decorated with raised bead details. The brooch has an old style c clasp but the hinge looks more modern, thus I am dating it to the 1930's. It is absolutely gorgeous!

The brooch measures about 2 3/4 inches long, 7/8 inch wide and weighs 6.0 grams. It is signed "1000" on the back of the brooch. I have seen differing opinions on the "1000" silver mark. I found some references indicating it means pure silver and others that ay it is silver plated. I tested the brooch on a Tri Electronics gold and silver tester, and it tested in the 950 range, which is as high as it will test. It has the look and feel of solid silver and shows no signs of finish loss, which silver plate would most likely show with age. Thus I believe it is pure silver.

This brooch is beautiful and it's in excellent vintage condition! I think it would look amazing worn at the neckline of a white collared blouse! Pair it with your other sterling silver jewelry for a fabulous look!

SIGNED: 1000 ON BACK OF BROOCH

SIZE: APPROX 2 3/4 INCHES LONG AND 7/8 INCHES WIDE

WEIGHT: 6.0 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. BEAUTIFUL PIECE!

Materials: turquoise glass,1000 silver,pure silver

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