Hebrew/ Egyptian ?

by shannon
(Houston TX USA)

marking

marking

marking

We are looking to identify these markings which are on the back of a set of earrings brought to the US around 1940 from Saudi Arabia,


We Have been looking all over the net and found you here, So glad we did. We are still looking actively for the maker of these fine jewelry items and prehaps you can guide us in the right direction as nothing I have come across so far looks familiar.
these originally Contained what I believe to be Synthetic Russian Alexandrite/ or Corundum
thanks
Shannon P.


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Mom's Alexandrite

by S. Prade
(Houston TX)

gem

gem

This piece I know came to the family during the 1940's via the 2nd Cousin of my mother who used to work for "Aramco" and was the head liaison during the start up. she (cousin) was confined to the compound during her stay in Saudi, as then women were not allowed/ Accepted in working alongside men in as much capacity during that day in time.

She (cousin) was introduced to and was courted by a Russian diplomat during her time over seas I'm not quite sure the rest of the story or what happened to her gentleman suitor and perhaps that is left untold. her return to the states was extremely successful and a few years later Upon My mother's Graduation from High school she bestowed two matching Earring gems to my mother then stated to be Alexandrites.

Reference: Wikipedia,(Saudi Aramco dates back to May 29, 1933, when the Saudi government signed a concessionary agreement with Standard Oil of California (Socal), allowing the company to explore Saudi Arabia for oil. Standard Oil of California assigned this concession to a wholly owned subsidiary called California-Arabian Standard Oil Co. (Casoc). In 1936 with the company having no success at locating oil, the Texas Oil Company purchased a 50% stake of the concession.)

Well my mother had them for years hidden away out of site and later had them turned into a matching pendant and Cocktail ring which suited her better.

The original hallmarks were left on the pieces and she was told by the gentleman @ Tiffany's who did the work to hold onto the piece which was removed from the original earring as identification for the set, well she did all these years.

this is what I now have the privilege to try an figure out. I am placing this on here in hopes of help but also to share. these are wonderful pieces and someone went through toil to produce these. I would like to find out who this was if possible.

I am also currently using every resource in my computer Knowledge to help mom regain her lost maker as to my understanding she kept the piece but lost the accompanied papperwork, which happens.

Well a due, and thank you for your time in reading and everyone's help. here are the photos I could get.

S. Prade



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