I was visiting my aunt this weekend and she started bringing out
some of her costume jewelry. It is all circa early 40’s. There
was one very nice necklace stamped “Forstner sterling”. Does
anyone remember that name? Could it be collectable?
I am not familiar with that stamping - someone else must be.
But it is very collectable, at least here on the west coast.
Especially pieces with designer names!!
Additionally she has some Coro pieces, one which she gave to me.
It is stamped sterling but must be vermeil, much of which is
rubbed off. It has a big red glass stone, if I remove it, what
are my chances of polishing off all of the gold color and maybe
soldering on something to make it a pendant?
I would diffinetly check out the ‘collectable value’ before I
did anything with it. Here in Puget Sound even an ordinary
rhinestone pair of earrings of this vintage would be worth a
minimum of $25. But of course then you must balance that with
the sentimental value and the amount of wear you would get form
the ‘new’ piece. Sometimes a real trade off.
We have finally had a couple of days of ‘summer sun’ here in
Puget Sound, it even got to 80 one day. But I am glad it doesn’t
get as hot as you are there.