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    Egyptian Revival Jewelry Set

    Appraised Value:

    $3,100 - $3,800

    Appraised on: July 23, 2011

    Appraised in: Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Appraised by: Kevin Zavian

    Category: Jewelry

    Episode Info: Tulsa, Hour 1 (#1601)

    Originally Aired: January 2, 2012

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    Form: Necklace, Pin, Earrings
    Material: Amethyst, Pearl, Gold
    Period / Style: Egyptian Revival, 20th Century, 1920s, 19th Century
    Value Range: $3,100 - $3,800

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    Appraisal Video: (1:46)

    appraiser

    Appraised By:

    Kevin Zavian
    Clocks & Watches, Jewelry

    Doyle New York

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: Well, these were pieces that were given to my great-grandmother by my great-grandfather. My sister got my great- grandmother's diamond, and this is what I received. And I would like to know what they're worth.

    APPRAISER: Okay, I'll be glad to tell you. Hopefully the diamond wasn't too big, right?

    GUEST: It was!

    APPRAISER: Let's go to the necklace. You see right away, scarabs.

    GUEST: Mm-hmm.

    APPRAISER: Or a beetle. This is what we call Egyptian Revival jewelry. Now, there were Egyptian Revival periods before this. This period was post-1920s. What I like about this one, besides having the beetles, you got this very bright colored amethyst.

    GUEST: Yes.

    APPRAISER: Accented with natural pearls. And it's all done in 14-karat yellow gold. Now, this pin down here, which is fabulous in size, to see one so long with this kind of a wing design, and again you have a heart-shaped amethyst, this is probably earlier. So I could put this at 1890 through the early 1900s.

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: And this is set not with a full pearl, but with a split pearl. And then we have a nice pair of briolette-faceted amethyst earrings, which are a little more common, but still nice and it completes the set. On the earrings, we're looking at around $300.

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: On this large pin, I would say right around $1,000 at auction.

    GUEST: Wow.

    APPRAISER: Okay?

    GUEST: Unbelievable.

    APPRAISER: Not bad.

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: Now, the necklace at auction, I would put it in at $1,800 to $2,500.

    GUEST: Oh, my goodness.

    APPRAISER: Hopefully on a good day it would go over.

    GUEST: Wow.

    APPRAISER: So, maybe a little vindication.

    GUEST: (laughing) Oh, I can't wait to tell my sister



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