DetailsVintage 925 Sterling Owl Pin Alice Caviness Germany Made RARE Small Marcasite
This owl pin would make a great gift for an owl or Alice Caviness collector! This pin is a one of a kind on eBay currently and is a great find! Get yours today to add to your collection and brag about!From Jackson Jewels, a great reference site:
"Alice Caviness, a jewelry designer, started her business in 1945 creating jewelry in sterling vermeil, enamels, using cultured pearls, many sizes of color and clear rhinestones, hand carved ivory, and imitation color stones and beads. Alice was involved in every step of designing, production and sales of her jewelry. She acquired two designers, Camille Ketronzio and Lois Steever. The jewelry produced was of the highest quality and most unusual materials, design and construction with quality open and closed-back foiled and unfoiled stones. The pieces contained imported rhinestones and beads of striking colors, some with bold color combinations, layered materials, and cross motif that were sold in high-end boutiques. Alice retired in 1970 and died in 1983. Her partner, Lois Steever continued the jewelry production until 2000. Some of the jewelry was manufactured in West Germany. Mark: "ALICE CAVINESS" in block letters on an oval tag that is soldered on the back of the jewelry piece, "CAVINESS", and "ALICE CAVINESS STERLING SILVER" IN 1945 - 2000."
"The Alice Caviness jewelry pieces are hard to find." Specifications: Stamped:
Sterling Silver Germany Alice Caviness Dimensions:
28.6mm by 14.8mmMaterials:
925 Sterling Silver, Marcasite, Enamel, Red StonesCondition:
6.1g Complete satisfaction guarantee:
Thank you for your interest in a piece from our exclusive vintage / estate jewelry collection! You will have 30 days from date of receipt to inspect this gorgeous piece, and if you're not THRILLED with it, then you can send it back for full refund (if returning, the item must be in the same condition as it was received). Look at our feedback, and you'll see that we are professionals who take extraordinary care of our customers. You can buy with complete confidence. We look forward to serving you!
Vintage / Estate Frequently Asked Questions:
How can your prices be so low?
Through professional contacts, a long track-record in the business, and expert purchasing, we have the ability to buy huge lots of jewelry, which brings down the per item cost. We can then pass the savings on to you!
How old is this piece?
We obtain most of our pieces from auctions and estate sales, often in large lots, and usually with no paperwork. This makes it very difficult to determine the age of a particular piece, and thus we usually don't try to make a wild guess. If we do know the exact year an item was crafted, or are reasonably confident in estimating the age, then you will find this information in the product title. Otherwise, we unfortunately are not able to make an age estimate.
It's fair to say that most of the items from our vintage collection are from the 1970's and 1980's.
Will the piece be cleaned and polished?
No. We intentionally leave this up to you. A lot of collectors prefer the piece to have that vintage look, and enjoy testaments of age, such as a dark patina on sterling silver.
Remember, if your item is made from sterling silver, then you will be able to polish it to a beautiful shine, if you wish -- silver is the shiniest of all metals!
Where do you get your huge collection from?
We obtain most of our pieces from auctions and estate sales, though a lot of customers who visit our physical store, located in Belleair Bluffs, FL, bring in their old jewelry, as well.
How often do you add new pieces?
New pieces are added weekly, usually on Friday's. So check back often!
Are the stones real?
If you see the name of a gemstone in the title of a piece, and there are no words such as "simulated" before or after it, then, to our best knowledge, and in our opinion, the piece does include that genuine gemstone. We have individuals trained in gemology who conduct tests on pieces to confirm the identity of gemstones.
In the extremely rare case that you should find an inaccuracy in a product description, please be assured that we would never knowingly state false information about a product, and that we stand behind all of our products. All of our vintage / estate pieces come with a 30 day 100% money-back guarantee (item must be returned in same condition as it was delivered to you), so you can shop with confidence!
Is the piece real sterling? Or gold?
If the title or description states "sterling," then, yes, the piece is solid .925 sterling silver. We would never describe a silver plated piece as "sterling".
Likewise, if an item is listed as "14K gold" or "18K gold", then it is solid gold. Please note that "GF" or "gold-filled" items may also have a "14K" before it, but these pieces are NOT solid gold. See our jewelry metals guide for further information on this topic.
We sell jewelry through various outlets, both on- and offline. Because vintage items are inherently very limited in quantity (usually just one is available), it can, in rare cases, happen that the same item is sold twice, through two different channels, before we have had a chance to update our inventory. In these cases, we have to resort to a "first-come, first-served" principle, and we are forced to notify the unlucky individual who ordered last that the item is no longer available. Thus, if you are interested in a particular piece, do NOT delay, otherwise it may be too late!