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Hi All,

My great aunt died and, as the only jewelry-maker in the family, I was blessed with all of the beads and jewelry. I love this set and am wondering if anyone knows about when it was made. I can't find any markings on it. I'm sure it's nothing valuable, but I'd like to know a little of the history behind it. Any clues for me?

Thanks!
 

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I'll ask my wife and get back to you.

She has studied/collected vintage jewelry for years.
 

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CJB would you or your wife know of any online resources that a person could use for reference?
 

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Wildwood Flower said:
It looks alot like Sara Coventry to me. Do you see any markings on the back?
No, but there are some other Sara Coventry pieces in the mix. I'll check into that.
 

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I checked through the 18 pages of Sarah Coventry jewelry on e-bay and didn't see any like it. That doesn't mean it isn't...just nothing like it for sale right now.

Any one else have any ideas?
 

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Thanks for that link. I looked and didn't find my set on there. It's the same style as a couple of them, but not the same colors and shapes. I can't find markings anywhere. However, it looks to me like the clasp on the necklace might not be original. It shows a lot more wear than the rest of the necklace does. Sigh...I'll keep searching.
 

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Its not Bakelite is it?
 

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I have something like this - it is a pearly pink, it is just pretty costume jewlery I would say- I would think not bakelite, just plastic.
My niece sells and actually makes bakelite jewelry from found pieces of material, she paints, uses a dremmel to do reverse carvings, etc., she gets anywhere from $225-1,000 for her pieces.
 

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My wife didn't know much other then suspecting that it is something called thermoset. She thought it was probably not an expensive item but a pretty and unique retro piece.

Don't have any references - she has just bought/sold for so long that its in her head. Two examples of thermoset on ebay right now:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Beautiful-Blue-Vintage-Thermoset-Bracelet-Necklace_W0QQitemZ200137412220QQihZ010QQcategoryZ502QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Here's a beautiful example:

http://cgi.ebay.com/RETRO-THERMOSET-BLUE-AB-ENAMEL-NECKLACE-BRACELET-WOW_W0QQitemZ120149005263QQihZ002QQcategoryZ502QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
 

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cjb said:
My wife didn't know much other then suspecting that it is something called thermoset. She thought it was probably not an expensive item but a pretty and unique retro piece.

Don't have any references - she has just bought/sold for so long that its in her head. Two examples of thermoset on ebay right now:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Beautiful-Blue-Vintage-Thermoset-Bracelet-Necklace_W0QQitemZ200137412220QQihZ010QQcategoryZ502QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Here's a beautiful example:

http://cgi.ebay.com/RETRO-THERMOSET-BLUE-AB-ENAMEL-NECKLACE-BRACELET-WOW_W0QQitemZ120149005263QQihZ002QQcategoryZ502QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Thanks for the info. That second pic you posted really looks similar. I think I'm going to have to keep this set for myself and wear it with my favorite tank dress.
 
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