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Vintage Silver and Turquoise Glass Bar Pin Brooch - Middle Eastern #b604

Regular price $44.00
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 1930s. 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 say 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. However, I am selling it as silver plated.

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!

**PLEASE NOTE: COLORS OF STONES MAY BE AFFECTED BY PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING AND ALSO WHEN VIEWED ON DIFFERENT MONITORS AND MOBILE DEVICES. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT STONE COLOR, PLEASE ASK BEFORE PURCHASING.

Materials: turquoise glass,1000 silver,silver plate

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