Hello, I have two pendants I would like help with please! There is so much wonderful information on this site. Thank you in advance for your help!
First: supposedly purchased from a “witch’s estate” in New Orleans by a family member. I’ve tried to read about the different types of spider webbing in turquoise and to me this seems like it might be Egyptian or Persian stone? When I run my finger over the stone I can feel the raised edges of the spiderwebbing–it isn’t smooth. I tried to show the stone as best as I could in the photos but I’d say the webbing is a golden brown, not quite red. There are no marks on the silver indicating a maker that I can see.
And second: I just purchased this new silver pendant from an antique/reproduction boutique jewelry shop while I was in Paris last month, and there does not seem to be any veining in the stone at all. So, I can’t tell if the stone is a Kingman / Sleeping Beauty or if it is just fake! I paid about 75 Euro for the pendant which I guess about 88 USD. There is a mark on the back of the pendant with the .925 for the silver and that’s it. The stone shows blue through the opening in the back of the pendant. Also, the stone seems to have marks on it where it was shaped to fit the pendant.