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by ValkyrieVixen
Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Cactus charm sterling hallmark
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

Re: Cactus charm sterling hallmark

That looks like the Zia mark of SunWest, a Southwest manufacturer.
by ValkyrieVixen
Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Mexico Astrology Bracelet
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

Re: Mexico Astrology Bracelet

Looks like it could be Far Fan.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Need help with mark - bird's head inside a horseshoe
Replies: 2
Views: 3157

Re: Need help with mark - bird's head inside a horseshoe

Every time I have found a piece with that mark the sterling mark has been false. There are multiple designs that are routinely falsely marked to fool tourists and this is one of them. :( The bird head seems to be a Mexican origin mark that isn't used on silver, the bird for silver is a full body eag...
by ValkyrieVixen
Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Unknown Marking on Aquamarine-stone silver ring
Replies: 3
Views: 2174

Re: Unknown Marking on Aquamarine-stone silver ring

It's 925 and FAS. From what I've seen FAS is a foreign manufacturer, they did a lot of sterling jewelry with blue topaz, amethyst, citrine, garnet, peridot and the like in the 80s-90s. It could be a light blue topaz rather than aqua. The white stones are likely CZ or possibly white sapphire but they...
by ValkyrieVixen
Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Silver mark on ring
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

Re: Silver mark on ring

Bell Trading Co, a Southwest company.
http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_B2.html
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help Identifying A Maker
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

Re: Help Identifying A Maker

Can't see the mark clear enough to make out anything. The piece is shown upside down, looks like cactus.
BTW, your picture link tried to download something on my PC, not a safe link.
by ValkyrieVixen
Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Art Nouveau style silver ring with C D F in the center of D?
Replies: 22
Views: 13506

Re: Art Nouveau style silver ring with C D F in the center o

Did you miss the posts that showed the mark was a manufacturer so it can't be Native American??
by ValkyrieVixen
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Navajo Sterling Hallmark Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1420

Re: Navajo Sterling Hallmark Help

It looks like D. Gordon. There is a Delbert Gordon, tribal affiliation unknown, in the Barton Wright book who uses a handwriting signature but it's a bit different from this one. The D and G are very different.
by ValkyrieVixen
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Help With A Sterling Mark Please
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

Re: Help With A Sterling Mark Please

Felley Inc., a Southwest manufacturer, the 94 is the year they were made.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Help with 925 maker marks
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Re: Help with 925 maker marks

The bracelet is Shube's Manufacturing, I had the identical one.
by ValkyrieVixen
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Aztec Sunstone Pendant / info needed
Replies: 1
Views: 970

Re: Aztec Sunstone Pendant / info needed

Looks like it says Hecho en Mexico 925 with the en over the 925 in the center of Hecho and Mexico.
by ValkyrieVixen
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Need help with ID on Turquoise Ring
Replies: 7
Views: 3693

Re: Need help with ID on Turquoise Ring

Most of what they sold was factory made then assembled by workers, some of who may have been Native American. I've seen that design for sale numerous times so seems to be mass produced.
by ValkyrieVixen
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Need help with ID on Turquoise Ring
Replies: 7
Views: 3693

Re: Need help with ID on Turquoise Ring

Definitely looks to be Bell Trading so not Native American made.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Trouble Identifying A Mark on a Ring
Replies: 3
Views: 1460

Re: Trouble Identifying A Mark on a Ring

Looks like the JH of John Hardy.
by ValkyrieVixen
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help with Mexican Hallmarks, Los Castillo??
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Re: Help with Mexican Hallmarks, Los Castillo??

I see Taxco 925 Mexico around ADH? There is nothing for eagle 151 in the hallmark book.
I can see where you see maybe a Los something but this doesn't strike me as a Los Castillo piece and 151 isn't one of the marks they used.
by ValkyrieVixen
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Help identify marks on Silver Cameo Onyx Flip Ring
Replies: 9
Views: 3232

Re: Help identify marks on Silver Cameo Onyx Flip Ring

Would have helped if I read the title. lol

Not likely Bell then. Sometimes doing a pencil rubbing with tracing paper makes the mark readable.
by ValkyrieVixen
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Help identify marks on Silver Cameo Onyx Flip Ring
Replies: 9
Views: 3232

Re: Help identify marks on Silver Cameo Onyx Flip Ring

Kinda looks like a bit of a mis-stamped Bell Trading mark. Is it a Southwest design?
by ValkyrieVixen
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Silver Markings
Replies: 3
Views: 1565

Re: Silver Markings

A pic of the actual bracelet would help, hard to check for marks with no clue as to the origin.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help w/ Talleres de los Ballesteros bracelet date
Replies: 1
Views: 1169

Re: Help w/ Talleres de los Ballesteros bracelet date

They didn't move to Taxco till 1941 so it's 41-48.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Silver Brooch Mexican? Indian?
Replies: 4
Views: 2920

Re: Silver Brooch Mexican? Indian?

That's going to be confusing for others who might have info, it should be kept in the same thread. As I mentioned, the mark is Guad 925 FP and eagle 4. The mark is mentioned in the hallmark book but with no further info. These were fairly common tourist pieces and the stone isn't likely actual Turqu...

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