vintage jewelry info
I have some vintage jewelry my MIL gave me in the early 1960's. She purchased it in Arizona in the early to mid forties. She seemed to think it was American SW jewelry but I have my doubts. It's just as likely to be Mexican. Anyway, I'm trying to get as much info as I can so that when I pass this on I can give the recipient as much history as possible.
I searched the internet and have come to believe the stone is snowflake obsidian even though the first hundred or more examples I found had sharper snowflake images than mine. I finally did find some with the hazier appearance. All the pieces are marked "sterling" and the silver is quite substantial, not easily bent. Could it be a silver alloy mix? There is no silver content number or any other mark on any of the pieces. I had the earrings converted from clipons to pierced so the sterling mark is not on the earrings now.
My ex and I had two boys and they have no interest in this jewelry but the ex remarried and they have a daughter. I would like to be able to pass along as much info as possible along with the personal story attached to her GM.
Any help identifying the maker (SW, Mexico, other) would be appreciated and what you think it might be worth.