It has a spring ring clasp and is marked on the chain. Description: Whiting and Davis Faux? I've sold pieces using this method for more than my starting price using the auction format- I think it's people buying on a whim. Also I will add that buying at auctions I do get some wonderful jewlery but in the lot only one or two pieces that sell. In very good vintage condition, there is a very small amount of wear to some of the gold plating on the surface at the raised points. Each is coronet set into silvertone findings. For instance, with lighter or brighter enameled pieces, I use a 50-cent piece of black scrapbook paper behind the items, and I've found that the items really pop against that black background and, yes, I know that black velvet fabric is better than black paper, but I haven't yet managed to get myself a piece of velvet, so, for the time-being, I'm making do.
At the speed of 400 rings per minute, these machines were able to perform the cutting, splitting and joining - all tasks formerly done by hand. Whiting Davis is a designer brand popular for its fine but affordable costume jewelry. Early marks for chains include W. I'm glad to combine orders to save you money on shipping whenever possible. No doubt this will polish to be sparkling and shining. I did spend the jewelry out so bidders could see what was offered - again advice from this board. The intimate collection celebrated their rich heritage and founding as silversmiths, as each piece was crafted in sterling silver or 18-karat gold exquisite fine mesh.
Mesh jewelry pieces include the well known and sought after snake bracelets and kerchief necklaces. This is a gorgeous necklace with classic styling that will never go out of style. In 1880, an office and errand boy by the name of Charles A. The metal settings are set in a southwestern concho motif with open metal scroll frames. The brand continued to grow throughout this decade, with 275 people employed at the factory and showrooms in New York, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The company became famous for their mesh metal handbags but also made accessories and costume jewelry. All jewelry comes packaged in a lovely gift box -- ready for gift giving! The style has a Victorian Revival feel to it, and it is set with a large brown topaz cut glass stone.
He later reminisced, I was fascinated by the mesh. The lady is hand painted over a transfer, giving an essential pearled look to her hair decoration and collar. One of these days, I'm going to sit down with the camera manual, and figure out how to really use the dang thing. This necklace is in wonderful condition! Each piece is set in yellow gold tone metal featuring turquoise and brown smooth domed art glass stones. All pieces marked, with the exception that the necklace is only marked on the chain. Whatever it is , it is extremely refractive - the x you see is actually the reflection of the ceiling fan in the room where the photo was taken, and if you look closely you can also see ceiling lights and the photographer's hands and sweater! The cuff is hinged on one side and will fit a small to medium wrist with ease and comfort. I'm not sure that the cabochon is faux hematite, as hematite is an inexpensive stone, but we'll assume such and if it is genuine, so much the better! They are known as silversmiths and also for their invention of a machine that could produce the fabulous mesh bags.
Cameos returned and statement rings, mother of pearl and colored mesh scarves were big sellers. Since metals were sparse, jewelry and handbag styles were often designed with alternative materials such as Bakelite. The mid-century tide turned when they began making costume jewelry en masse once again. But rather than using metal mesh, most of these pieces are comprised of heavy metal work, and many are set with large, interesting glass stones or glass cameos. Hanging from a thick, fancy 24 silvertone chain. Comes complete with safety chain.
I also built myself a light tent, but haven't had any more success with that than I did in setting a custom white balance. The designs were adored by women across the country, from Hollywood to the everyday woman. This set is in excellent condition with mild age related tarnish on the backs of some of the centerpieces. Don't underestimate yourself or your item. If only I were better at actually taking the photo, I wouldn't have to put in so much time on PhotoGallery! The back of the pendant is silver mirror; you can check how pretty you are while wearing it! Mirrored back to check your lipstick. With the same drive that transformed metal mesh into fashion, Charles Whiting led the brand into the Twentieth Century - handbags introduced anywhere from 1896 to 1935 continue to be highly sought after styles today by collectors and fans alike.
Minor surface scuffs visible upon inspection with a magnifying glass. The earrings are so shiny that at the bottom what you are seeing is a reflection of the photographer's shirt. I tend to buy at a local auction since I enjoy watching the people and items move though the day. I do not clean my jewelry beyond light polishing as I understand some collectors do not wish this to be done prior to purchase. However, the jewerly is still a hot commodity. It has a built-in sensuality, a wonderful feel.
Also I do give the option of Make an Offer. I'd sure like to see the item. There is some wear to the plating on the inside of the bracelet see pics. PhotoGallery sometimes helps with this, and sometimes, it doesn't, but I've found that, for certain items, even the imperfect shots I get on the black far outshine the ones I get against the white. It's set in an ornate gold tone surround. The technique was very slow and laborious so by 1912, Charles Whiting was eager to improve the factory's efficiency. Instead, even after some time on PhotoGallery, my white backgrounds still appear as a very light gray, an effect I'm certainly not going for! The company also made small mesh fashion accessories such as cigarette cases, lipstick cases, keychains, belts and even clothing, mostly tops and dresses.
I have nice pieces that have not sold and I just store and offer a few months down the road. This is a pendant necklace, clip earrings and brooch set. The bracelet is superbly crafted with a very ornate, high relief floral and frond repousse motifs. Here's a fantastic Victorian Revival piece, a porcelain painting imported from Limoges France, the famous Lady in Blue. I have more luck with off white or a dark gray, but that's just me. Cocktail parties were a growing trend and with it, brought bold, showy designs known as cocktail jewelry. Please see the photos to view in detail.
A couple of weeks ago I listed several lots of jewelry all wearable but not vintage. However this is tarnish that could be removed. Shop by Categories Become a Fan on to see what is coming next! Hope you can find something of use, here, in my rambling post. The closure is a large tongue and groove clasp. This necklace features an honey-amber colored acrylic pendant with a reverse carved wheat grain motif. The oval porcelain is encased in a silvertone bezel among intricate silvertone leaves, bows, and other openwork folderol which extends to the side of the bangle. Side hinged bangle could be worn with opening at either the front or the back.