Good morning. Does anyone know what this piece was used for. My friend bought it at a garage sale and has no idea what it is. The only mark is 925. Thanks
Sweater button clip. Not Native American. Likely Chinese. Indicators are lack of backing on the stones, style, and 925 mark.
Thank you for the info!
And here I was going to say watch fob. I don’t see any ‘clip’ on either end…or any marks that would have indicated the clips were removed.
We thought it was some kind of pocket watch accessory too! It does not have any type of clips for a sweater. The mystery continues. Thanks again for the replies!
or a pendant for like a silk cord, slipknot style?
Your guess is as good as anyone’s. I have searched and not found anything similar.
Is it a phone charm? Those usually have a clip too…
@Chaparral that’s a good guess. If the end piece opens up, which I can’t tell from the pic, it could also be a handbag charm (yes that’s a thing), i.e., decorative to attach to a bag’s handle hardware.
Turquoise, freshwater pearl, and mother of pearl. Asian made. Some kind of fashion piece for hanging on a button (maybe for a button-down shirt and you hang it from the top/neck button if it is buttoned all the way up?) or attached to a purse or tote bag.
Strikes me as Brighton (fashion brand).
That’s it! I have found several images online. Thank you all soooo much for your input. I’m learning a lot from the people on this forum.
Exactly what Christibo said plus style of bezel, stamped design and the fact pearls are not usually found in Native design.