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Trying to fiqure out make of pearl necklace
by: Anonymous

Could someone tell me I have a three strand ring pearl necklace purchased in a jewelry store years ago-friend gave them to me-the clasp is marked sterling but it looks like a chinese letter I'd say a fancy "H" with short lines vertically thru the "H" letter. Would you know who made them? Just curious certainly not wanting to sell them. Beautiful gift.

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Question about a necklace that was passed on..
by: Yvonne

Hello, I've only now discovered this question that could have been posted in the pearl help forum providing the necklace is made of pearl. You have asked some very good questions, however, the reply depends on information I am not privy too.
i.e. I do not know for certain if the necklace is pearl. I do not know your location to match you up with an antique dealer who repairs jewelry in your area?

if the antique necklace is made of pearls "age-appropriate" restringing would be advisable. After-all you do not want the necklace to look brand new again. The beauty of jewelry belonging to an earlier time is in the quality of age. Walking the fine antique jewelry and pearl "repair" line needs some finesse - only consult with jewellers in your area who are experienced in repairing antique jewelry and restringing antique pearls.


Warm Regards
Yvonne

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14K gold dragonfly
by: Dove

I don't think it is the Honora Jewelry Company mark.

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H on clasp
by: Anonymous

I also have a strand of pearls given to me about 30 years ago from a family member. The clasp looks like silver and is a fish tail type clasp, it has an "H" on it. Assuming it's Honora? Can anyone tell me a general worth. Strand is about 15 inches.

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Question about a necklace that was passed on
by: Anonymous

Hi -
I recently was given a necklace from my Mother in Law. She received it from our grandmother when she gave birth to my husband. When I had my son, she handed it down to me.

Questions:
- My necklace also has a cursive H on the clasp
- It is a beautiful 14K necklace, but some of the links need to be repaired. Is it a good idea to repair these older pieces or is it best to keep as is. I would love to restore it and enjoy it.
- If repairing is a good idea - who should I talk to?
- Where is the best place to have these older pieces appraised. It is at least 47 years old (age of my husband) and it may have been in the family longer than that.

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H Cursive 14 & K Jewelry Trademark
by: Acaana

Hi Dragonfly

this mark you described on your Dragonfly Brooch sounds like the JEWELRY trade mark for HAGERSTROM & CHAPMAN - Newark, N.J.

Love & Blessings Acaana

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14K gold dragonfly with blue enamel and 12 pearls
by: Anonymous

I have a brooch made of enamel over 14K gold with real tiny pearls making up the body of the dragonfly. The hallmark is a fancy H with the "14" placed above the H cross bar and the "K" located below the H cross bar. This same hallmark appears on the wingtip of the dragonfly as well as the catch on the clasp. There is also a pat. No.that looks like 3086 but I am unsure. Does this sound like a Honora Jewelry piece and if so, from what year?

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H in Cursive
by: Anonymous

H in cursive was a trademark for Honora Jewelry Company - GOLD JEWELRY. It may come as a bit of a surprise to some people (it was to me) but Honora Jewelry Company didn't only make pearl jewelry......

HONORA JEWELRY: Early 1950's - Present

The Honora Jewelry Company was founded by Jerome Grossbardt with headquarters located at 48th Street, New York, NY in the early 1950?s with the name standing for quality, value, and beauty in the jewelry industry. The Honora Company has designed and produced a wide variety of styles and pearl types jewelry into bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings and pendants using fine quality fresh water cultured pearls from top producer in Japan, China and various South Sea countries.


http://www.jacksonjewels.com/Reference/Jewelry_Companies_G-I.htm

The jewelry pieces created and manufactured by Honora use 14k, 18k and platinum base metals and strung their products with the highest quality string available including some pearls hand-tied with silk thread or microcord, some with diamond spacers between each pearl, accents of leather, and clasps of sterling silver and woven stainless steel. Honora?s fact sheets indicates ?our trademarked ?PEARL GAME?, a 34? opera which breaks down into a variety of wearable lengths, is available with or without diamond rondels (spacers between each pearl) , and continues to be the industry standard for a fine basic cultured pearl strand?. Mark: Tag: ?HONORA in an oval circle?. (THIS WAS THEIR TAG FOR A FINE CULTURED PEARL STRAND). If purchased new or the sale of nearly new item, a stamped pouch is enclosed with the jewelry piece.

Honora pearls, prized for their beauty and value, are extremely fashionable and highly well-priced according to the materials used and designs created in a variety of styles and pearl types (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants, and rings) using high quality fresh water cultured pearls, mostly purchased today from the Chinese growers (makers of upper quality range of production, increase in size, roundness and spectacular colors of pearls), and high quality carat gold and platinum metal.

Honora, through the years has and is also designing and manufacturing fine 14k and 18k gold, and sterling silver jewelry including some with genuine diamonds and gemstones.


Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre

Source:
http://www.jacksonjewels.com/Reference/Jewelry_Companies_G-I.htm

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Sponsors Mark on Clasp
by: Yvonne

Hi,
Does the necklace contain colored gemstones, diamonds, non-precious stones, amber, rhinestones?
I'm assuming it's not rhinestone costume jewelry as most vintage rhinestone jewelry was made from white metal called "pot metal" to accentuate the clear rhinestones, unless they are colored rhinestones, which could also be a possibility.

You mention the hallmark is on the clasp, fittings and findings often can help circa date the piece. Is it a box clasp or a fold-over catch? the latter is often associated with less expensive pieces.

best regards
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre
ANTIQUE JEWELRY INVESTOR


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