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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 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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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-...goryZ502QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Here's a beautiful example:

http://cgi.ebay.com/RETRO-THERMOSET...goryZ502QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
 

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Metal melter
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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-...goryZ502QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Here's a beautiful example:

http://cgi.ebay.com/RETRO-THERMOSET...goryZ502QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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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