I would rather have had the nickel itself

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Martha Lynn, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Well-Known Member

    Dear old Dad gave this to me years ago. A jewelry company named B G E took a perfectly good nickel and did this to it. grrrr... It is stamped BGE 925. Looked it up on the web. It means 92.5 percent silver content. Any idea if this necklace is worth, say 5 bucks ? WIN_20201018_11_07_12_Pro.jpg WIN_20201018_11_06_53_Pro.jpg
     
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  3. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    What is the weight?
    I actually like the Bezel and necklace.
     
  4. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Well-Known Member

    Well, to weigh it accurately I would have to take off the rusty old neck chain. Then remove the phoney diamonds. ( I suppose phony diamonds ). Then subtract 5 grams for the nickel itself. Gees Louise I don't know......martha
     
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  5. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

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  6. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Well-Known Member

    Thanx for the out P & G , I really didn't want to mess with it......martha
     
  7. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Well-Known Member

    Wow. Just went to the site that link provided. All kinds of buffalo nickel jewelry. Must have been popular back in the day.....martha
     
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  8. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    It was. Even the mint got into selling coin jewelry.
    I like the piece. Have the stones checked. If real, that's most of the value.
     
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  9. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    BGE is Bradford Exchange Group specifically Bradford Gold Exchange. It's .925 stirling silver, there's gold electroplating and yes, very likely cubic zirconia not diamonds because it's predominantly silver.

    Falls into the costume jewelry category really, absolutely worth $5. Wouldn't be surprised if you could sell it for $25-50 and for more than the silver in it is worth. It's a nice piece in my opinion. Maybe a bit over the top for some people but there's a market out there that like over the top costume jewelry type stuff.
     
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  10. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Well-Known Member

    Maybe some day. That web site that had all the buffalo nickel jewelry had pieces ranging from $15 to $40 . Mine is probably in that range also. But you never know till ya know....martha
     
  11. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Well-Known Member

    I should put it on etsy for $85,000. I would drop the price to $1200.00 for somebody who seemed like a nice person !
     
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Buffalo Nickel jewelry is still popular. At least yours is a common date.
     
  13. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Considering that Nickel is only worth about 25 cents, I would much rather have the jewelry than the nickel
     
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  14. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

  15. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Larry, is the Mint still selling spoons?
     
  16. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I had to go look. No spoons on the site but lots of other stuff. The Mints site directs you to a different site to shop but I'm not sure they are even operating at this time.
     
  17. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Well-Known Member

    I can't. I'd get throwed off here for offering for sale. ( har har har
     
  18. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Hey PM me and I'll take it.
     
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