I have received a box of old costume jewelry some pieces are marked
and some are not. There is a variety and it looks like some are from
different countries. Some of the pieces are very intracate looking.
Some of the pieces are as follows:
A, )intricate emanel work a scene on both sides of the piece, one
side 2 men fighting on horses and the other side is a floral scene.
(possible from Afghanastan)
B.) Some filigree on a pin with 3 foil back stones to look like
amethyst with a plaque marking Blythe and Blythe
C.) Very intricate floral pin in metal, crystal beads, and
rhinestones with an artist palette plaque and the marking says
original by Robert
D.) large oval pendant with a painting of the signing of the
E.) pin with a woman (looks grecian) holding a gold colored metal
wine goblet,. pin back says made in Germany.
F.) another pin with a woman dressed in blue with I think they are
blue ribbons in her hair. The back of the pin looks as if someone
tried to carve hearts out of the metal and there are etched lines.
G.) Pin that says sterling and Siam with 2 people etched on the front
(I think a man and a woman)
H.) a swirly pin with green and aurora rhinestones marked kramer. I.)
another pin marked McClelland Barclay.(rectangular brass, amethyst
looking and rhinestones)
J.) a leaf pin with aurora rhinestones marked Coro I think.
There are many more pieces, and my questions are as follows:
Does anyone have knowledge of the history or worth of pieces like
I would like a recommendation on a worthwhile book I should buy.
There were so many at the book stores and I did buy 2. (Warman’s
Jewelry, 2nd edition and Unsigned Beauties of Costume Jewelry by
Marcia “Sparkles” Brown)
If these pieces are of any value and if restored does it take
away from the value?
Is there anyone on this list that restores vintage costume
Are there any recommendations and advice on bringing this to get
I would appreciate any on where I should begin with this
costume jewelry. I have not decided as of yet what I want to do with
Thank you for any advice,