Posted 5 years ago
When I lived in Hollywood FL I worked a 2nd job on weekends at a thrift store. Yes, senior citizens were big contributors to the store and many fun 1970's and older art deco items were donated - with everything in between. Because I only made $5.15 an hour the manager allowed me a treasure when we closed Saturday and Sunday. This is one of them. I like to think it is a copy of the real diamond bracelet a gangster's flapper moll had in her safe deposit box because it is of beautiful quality for rhinestones - marked EB? hard to make out. The white rhinestones are not perfect - but the green are....maybe they're a semi-precious stone? It has a safety chain and a double hidden closure - very pretty piece.
I worked 7 days a week for the 2 years I lived in Hollywood because I could not give up this wonderful thrift store experience (and I was young - 24) Yet - I don't have much - I wasn't greedy - this bracelet is the piece that I fondly remember of that time just before Miami Vice and the cocaine scene TMI sorry!. Then Tony and I packed up his 78 Montecarlo for California. Oh, boy - there are some great stories from that time in Florida but I will save that for another jewel from the past.