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Citrine stages head brooch
by: Karen

I have a stags head brooch with a Citrine, I cannot see any hallmarks, but it does say Mizpah with a double heart with an arrow through them. Any ideas please

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Silver Mizpah Citrine Brooch
by: Cher

I have a large MIZPAH citrine stone thistle shoulder brooch. Is it sterling silver, or silver plated? There is a double heart mark on the back, and also a "V" (there are no diacritics at the top of the letter "V").


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Mizpah in SILVER
by: WAYNE

HELLO TO ALL

I HAVE A SILVER MIZPAH BROACH.
THE MARKINGS ON THE BACK
1. AN ANCHOR
2 .A LION
3. AND A ONE STAMPED INTO THE SILVER

THE FRONT IS DIFFERENT TO THE GOLD ONE ONLY BY THE WORDS WHICH ARE PLACED IN DIFERENT ORDER.

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thanks
by: Anonymous

Thanks howler for taking the time to post your comments. Greatly appreciated.
Geoff

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The Meaning of Mizpah
by: the howler

Hi Geoff.. I would like to think that you have found out the meaning of your daughters broach by now..
Just in case.. It is from Genesis in the Bible.

But my understanding of old is that (especially from the Victorian era onwards), the Word was put on many Broaches, rings, Bracelets and Necklaces and would be given to someone that you Loved... I am sure that my phrase may be slightly incorrect but the sentiment is the same....which is -- "The Lord watch between Me and Thee while we are Apart" --
Regards..

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Thanks
by: Anonymous

Hello Kerry,

Wow, what a pleasant surprise for the new year. Thanks for taking the time to add to my information concerning the brooch. I will pass your information on to my daughter.

Regards,
Geoff

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Geoff's MIZPAH brooch
by: Kerry

Hi there Geoff,

Yes, your daughter's lovely brooch is 9 carat gold, and was made by Angus and Coote jewellers. It bears no hallmarks as Australian law doesn't require them, sadly.

Cheers,

Kerry

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What is wrong?
by: Geoff

I receive 8 emails dated yesterday stating there are new comments at this thread.

I click on the link: https://www.antique-jewelry-investor.com/mizpah-brooch-comments.html

And there are still no new comments. The most recent comment:

"May 15, 2010
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by: Anonymous"

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,
Geoff

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Mizpah Faux Pas
by: Anonymous

Hi Geoff

no, it's not a variation - i made a spelling mistake :-(

you can easily upload a photo in a follow-up submission.

Type out a follow up in the "ask away" section, underneath this section there's an upload a file button. Press this button and upload an image and after uploaded press submit - only one image upload at present.

All comments have been published so they should appear in this thread now.

have a great weekend!

with regards

Yvonne


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No new comments?
by: Geoff

Hello All,

I received five emails today informing me that there are new comments at this forum:

https://www.antique-jewelry-investor.com/mizpah-brooch-comments.html

However, even after refreshing my broswer, there are no new comments.

Am I missing something?

Regards,
Geoff

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spelling?
by: Geoff

Hello Yvonne,

I see in your post you add a "t" to the word mizpah.

Is this a variation on the spelling of the word?

Thanks,
Geoff

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thanks Yvonne
by: Geoff

Hello Yvonne,

Thanks for the reply, information and pointers to uploading photos.

Regards,
Geoff

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Mitzpah on Mother's Day!
by: Anonymous

Hi Geoff

I can't think of a better time to hand down Mizpah jewelry than on Mother's Day. nothing really to be spooked about. The word "mitzpah" literally means "watchtower" but in modern use it is a Hebrew salutation. Mizpah jewelry falls under the category of Sentimental Jewelry, and yes, Mizpah jewelry, was indeed exchanged between man and woman, a mitzpah ring/jewelry for example, would be a gift to a departing soldier, worn as a talisman, implying watchfulness by the donor, derived from a parting salutation in Genesis xxxi, 49.

You can find more info on Mizpah Jewellery at the links below on Antique Jewelry Investor and also there is more Mizpah info on the Mitzpah Super Thread Here.

9ct is the gold purity mark sometimes described as 9KT, or 375 (parts per 1000) or is 37.5% gold - 9ct was mainly used in British Commonwealth countries. It is the most Hard wearing.

The initials or letters are the maker's mark. We would need to see this mark to pass further comment. You can upload a photo in a follow-up submission of the mark, where it says - " Upload A Picture (optional)" underneath where you type the question.

I'm certain your daughter will enjoy this fascinating antique heirloom Mizpah jewel in her collection from today.


best wishes

Yvonne

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Dating and Identifying brooch
by: Geoff

Hello All,

Today, on Mother's Day, my daughter was given a mizpah brooch from my mother, who was given it from her mother many decades ago. (my other daughter was given a cross necklace, which was given to my grandmother approoximately 100 years ago)

The mizpah brooch was found in a drawer of a house which my mother and her parents bought during the early 1930s.

Prior to today, I had never heard of mizpah; now I am finding it intriguing. Although my daughters think it is spooky, as I have read that mizpah can be found on tombstones.

I have searched the net and have read a little about mizpah jewelry.

I have some questions. Were the items exchanged between the man and woman in a relationship? Or were they just given to either the man or just the woman?

I have taken some photos of the brooch; how do I post them at this forum?

On the rear of the brooch there are the letters A&C and it would appear 9CT. What do the letters mean? Is 9CT, nine carat gold?

Thanks,
Geoff (Australia)


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Mizpah Jewelry Info
by: Anonymous

Hi Anne

we have quite a lot of info about Mizpah jewelry on Antique Jewelry Investor.


Here are some links with further info on Mizpah Jewellery:


https://www.antique-jewelry-investor.com/price-of-a-gold-mizpah-ring-comments.html

https://www.antique-jewelry-investor.com/age-of-mizpah-ring-comments.h

beautiful Mizpah ring here:

https://www.antique-jewelry-investor.com/mizpah-ring1.html

https://www.antique-jewelry-investor.com/crown-hallmark1-comments.html



with regards
Yvonne

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mizpah brooch
by: Anne

I bought a brooch that looks like a viking axe and small shield with viking ship on it. It has Mizpah on the back with an arrow going through two hearts. Hoping to find out more about Mizpah

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Photo Request
by: Yvonne

could you attach an image of the mizpah mark and double heart that's on the reverse and also, in a follow-up submission a photo of the front of the brooch. Thanks.

Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre
ANTIQUE JEWELRY INVESTOR

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brooch
by: Anonymous

its not actually a double heart brooch, the brooch itself is a reverse painted dome pheasant with thistles round the edging metal, the word mizpah and the double heart and arrow are both on the reverse.

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Sentimental Mizpah Jewelry
by: Yvonne

Hi Rich this is what we love about our antique jewelry, its sentimental store of value, that you can't put a price on.

The double heart mizpah brooch is one of the most common designs found in miztpah jewelry. This type of jewelry falls under the style called - "Sentimental Jewelry" and for very good reason.

Mizpah jewelry , including mizpah rings was popularly given to loved ones before parting, usually for the war, it was worn as a talisman, given as a gift, more especially exchanged between departing soldiers and their beloved. The word "Mizpah" is engraved or embossed on the jewelry.

The name mizpah literally means to "watch- over". It is a parting salutation found in Genesis: xxxi.49. The popularity of mizpah jewelry began around the 1880s at the beginning of the Boer War and mizpah jewelry is collectible.


best regards,
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre
ANTIQUE JEWELRY INVESTOR







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