If attempting to date a pair of earrings with screw-back findings, this information can be used to focus your research to before the mid-1950s. When you relax your hand, the bracelet will stay securely on. Kidney wires were invented in the 1870s and are also still used today. For example, in looking at the use of clip-back and the use of screw-back findings for earrings, a survey of those currently for sale found that from 1950 through 1955, screw-backs were used about 30% of the time, and clip-backs 70 percent of the time. It comes in different styles, one of which is the bar style multi-strand clasps that can hold a large number of strands of chain, thread, beading wire, and the like. There are fewer strands in this style than in the torsade.
The clip mechanism has been improved over time and clip earrings are still quite popular today. Trombone clasps, also sometimes referenced as push-pull safety clasps, were used on European jewelry beginning in the 1890s. Is this a brooch or a pendant? In this case, each strand does not go all the way around the neck but attaches to a central line of beads at the side of the neck. Wider link bracelets set with stones would often have fancy decorated box clasps. Sometimes necklaces are known by more than one name such as a choker style may also be known as a bib necklace or a Bayadère necklace.
The author is asking for your comments on her article: was it helpful? Prior to the early 1950s, typical necklace clasp styles used by Coro and Trifari were spring ring, push also known as box , or fold-over. Wide bangles typically used secure hinges with tongue and groove type clasps also known as box clasps , while more delicate link bracelets used ring clasps. I was determined to do better than that for this hub. Dual ring guards, child's ring chains, earrings guards, safety chains, cord bracelet guard chains, , 1950 Vintage 1950s jewelry findings including snap catches for neck clasps and bracelets, necklace and bracelet clasps. I use them for a number of my charm bracelets and other button bracelets. When fastened, the pin is invisible, so the two ornaments seem to float on the fabric.
Hallmarks and markings are an important clue to help date a piece of jewelry. Then when I shop at estate sales, auctions, and antique stores, I have a better idea of what I am looking at. This fringe may be all one length or it can be graduated. They can measure 50, 60, or even 80+ inches long. Most answers to understanding jewelry can be found by looking on the backs or undersides.
Note that Festoon necklaces have several stones or plaques with one main one. Images via Craftsy members m a ro, Hana Designs Slide lock clasp A slide lock clasp is designed particularly for multi-strand necklaces and bracelets. Carving jet was so popular that by 1870 there were more than two hundred jet shops in the small town of Whitby. The idea of twisting was to give it more of a 'sumptuous' look. Split at top section of oval. ? Thanks so much for your information, and I signed up for your newsletter.
These were used in the latter half of the 19th century into the 1950s, mostly by European jewelers. All I know is that Vero jewelry, I think only brooches, was made in the 1960s, as late as the 80s. The sister hook clasp was popular in the 1930s and 1940s. May 11, 2009 By Bracelets come with lots of different types of clasps, which vary in the ease of operation, security, and functionality. Lobster clasp Named after the pinching style of the hook, a is often shaped like a lobster's claw. It is just about the worst thing ever when you buy a new piece of jewelry and it falls apart. There are actually a ton of different clasps to connect your jewelry.
A mold line will go all around the piece splitting in two. The two tubes have alternating sections that line up and then a pin slips through the middle. I thought your article was very informative. She has also written several articles for The Jewelry Ring, including a monthly column, Jewel Notes from Mary Ann. Please Comment, Share, and Connect I hope this article has been helpful to you.
There are a number of different metals to consider for claps. A good test for Bakelite is to put 409 bathroom cleaner on a cotton swab and touch a small hidden area. She also creates artisan jewelry using vintage and natural stone beads, polymer clay and cork. Torsade necklaces can also be worn without the twist if desired. I have been in the vintage jewelry collecting, admiring, selling, buying, wearing world for at least ten years. If you make jewelry that is in any way similar to the piece pictured on the right, this is a good clasp choice.
It is known that they were in business and marking jewelry with the Florenza brand beginning in the early 1950s until the company closed in February of 1981. Smoky quartz earrings showing the findings. This is true of any type of jewelry - if the general public thinks of the style as something different then by all means use the incorrect word within keywords. Typically I order my lobster clasps in mass quantities through eBay. It is also a very popular choice for everyday jewelry. Slide clasp A secures closure with two bars that slide into a locked position. Eras include Late Georgian and Early, Mid, and Late Victorian.
Fishhook Clasp A is a delicate fastener that involves a hook inserted into an oval encasing. I have found that the trickiest thing about dating a brooch is not necessarily the kind of clasp, but an altered back. It's also a handy way to spot reproductions and fakes when shopping on the internet. These clasps are especially useful for people with limited dexterity. If you have questions about any of our antique jewelry clasps, call us today at 530-885-3511.