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I have a silver earring with some sort of pink stone. It is

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I have a silver earring with some sort of pink stone. It is marked s925 in one place and another stamp/marking has what looks like an upside down u, c and I can't make out the last letter either an R or h? I have a picture to send but can't seem to enter it here. Would like to know more about this item.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Frank replied 1 year ago.

Hello and Welcome to Just Answer,

My name is***** am a Personal Property Appraiser and would be happy to assist you with your question.

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Thank you for your time,

Frank

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is the earring in question.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what kind of stone is it.
Expert:  Frank replied 1 year ago.

Excllent.
Thank you for sending over those photos.

Based on the marking I can read, the earring is a modern piece, made in Italy circa 1980's-1990's.

The earring has what appears to be a large pink semi-precious Topaz set in a sterling silver backing. In the current market pairs of these earrings usually bring between 25-40USD in retail settings.

The upside down marking has been cut off but appears to be numbers, which quite possibly would be a pattern or size number inset by the maker.

We see lots of this modern Italian jewelry which was purchased on QVC and in department stores that lacks a true maker's marking. Many times it was on the original label or sticker or sometimes not at all.

I hope this information was helpful to you today.

Best of luck with your earring .

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Thank You,

Frank

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