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    Russian Enamel Egg Necklace, ca. 1910

    Appraised Value:

    Appraised on: July 27, 2013

    Appraised in: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Appraised by: Peter Shemonsky

    Category: Jewelry

    Episode Info: Baton Rouge (#1809)

    Originally Aired: March 24, 2014

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    Form: Necklace
    Material: Enamel
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $6,000 - $8,000

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    Appraised By:

    Peter Shemonsky

    Peter Jon Shemonsky Fine & Antique Jewelry

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: I was visiting in New York and we went to an antique shop, saw this and loved it. He said it was Fabergé eggs, which I was very leery of because I sort of thought, "No." And it was in the early '80s. We bought it for between $2,500 and $3,000.

    APPRAISER: Well, it's a great piece of jewelry. Well, what we have here are a collection of eggs, and it was very common that in Russia for Easter, you would give an egg as a gift. It was a symbol of rebirth. Now, a lot of people think that all the Russian eggs they have are made exclusively by Fabergé, and a lot of other jewelers made them as well.

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: So I had a chance to go over these very closely and look at the hallmarks. They are all Russian, but unfortunately none of them are Fabergé.

    GUEST: Is that right? Wow.

    APPRAISER: But you have some beautiful enamel ones. This one's quite nice with the little gemstones, and this has the Russian symbol on it of the imperial house, so it's a nice collection. This necklace, if you had to go replace it, you're looking at somewhere in the $6,000 to $8,000 range.

    GUEST: Okay, very good.

    APPRAISER: Now, if it were Fabergé...

    GUEST: They'd be...

    APPRAISER: Quite a bit more, yeah, you'd be looking at more like $15,000 to $20,000.

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