Which "forged" do you think?

put this number in ebay’s search box
144721747680
wasn’t there a bracelet like this discussed fairly recently?

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Not forged. Looks like some type of overlay, but hard to tell from the photos. Hard pass.

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This person was banned from several private Native American groups on Facebook. Apparently he was caught mixing in forgeries aka imports. I wasn’t privy to all the details but I know that he is no longer in the groups.

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Ah, OK. Forged as in “fake”.

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seller states TSK yet fails to show 1 picture of hallmark. has multiple other listings with pictures showing
backs of items with detailed pics of hallmarks. yeah…buyer beware

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On closer examination, I’m not seeing anything to indicate that the relief was saw cut. The earrings look as if the relief was carved (poorly) into the original waxes with a heated wax pen. If this is the case, the gold(?) would have been applied in a plating process with a pen plater. or in a single complete plating process, by either masking the silver surfaces with a “resist” or removing the plating from the desired silver surfaces during finishing. I don’t know if that is how these were made, but that is what it looks like to me.

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MMR - i love that you can turn my “eeeeee so sloppy” cringe into actual words that make sense in a technical process sort of way, and educate the community at the same time. Bravo.

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