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Posted 1 year ago

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Was digging through some old auction boxes where I wanted one thing out of the box and the rest goes into the shed. Found this small tin with some costume jewelry wrapped in cotton in one of those boxes. Couple stones missing in bracelet and shoe clip broke, necklaces seem ok. Looked on eBay but they have no real following or bids on this type of jewelry, might be looking in the wrong place, not sure what they call them other then rhinestone jewelry? Are these worth repairing or even collectable? Find cool stuff and then look on eBay and find 399,236,000 active listings for .99 cents?

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  1. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Hi Papa! Nice stash of clear rhinestones. The 2 clips and wheat spray pin from pic #1 look to be your oldest items and they are really beautiful. Not sure but the 2-row 8 rhinestone pin? also in pic 1 looks old too - but I can't tell without seeing the back. Old? How old? Well 20's-50's. The rest seem to be 50's-60's-70's but again helps to see the back and all fasteners. Of all these my favorite is the wheat spray. It is unusual and has a graceful personality. (Sounds like I'm critiquing wine!! I'll have to remember that phrase.)

    Rhinestone jewelry has to be very special to bring real money on ebay or Rubylane or other such outlets. Signed pieces sell for most $$$.

    It looks like some of your items have yellowed or darkened rhinestones. Yellowing can be caused by glue changing color and darkened rhinestones from getting wet and losing their foil backings. Yes, they can be replaced.

    If you sell at swapmeets or an antique mall and accept "best offer" you'll get a feel for what is the right selling price.

    By the way - I sound like know it all but I only have a few pieces that are signed and I've been collecting rhinestone jewelry for 30 years!
  2. papa papa, 1 year ago
    Thank you valentino97, one says icing but looks to be the cheepest quality and newest of the bunch. I will put them in my maybe fix later list. Thanks for the information.
  3. papa papa, 1 year ago
    Thanks for mentioning rubylane, never been on that web site. Much easier to see what you have then all the repros on eBay. Would take months going through all the stuff listed as vintage antique that were made last week. Much better avenue on vintage costume jewelry values. Not worth a whole lot of money but not giving the stuff away at .99 cents.
  4. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    I haven't sold on rubylane - but have bought and all the sellers seem happy w/that site. You can combine some items on ebay that might bring more money - or just wait awhile until you are ready. That is what I'm doing. I have a lot of great costume pieces I don't want to give away either. Best of luck w/your junk jewelry!
  5. papa papa, 1 year ago
    Yes, hate giving stuff away too, unless it's to the battered womens shelter. Send boxes of stuff through the YWCA to their shelter because the location is a secret. They even take fridges and washers and dryers, whole bedroom suites. Go to alot of estate auctions where no one is bidding on bigger items. To much like work I guess? Drops low enough I will haul it to the Y.
  6. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you for giving to the women's shelter or to the YWCA when you want to pass your stuff along. I am familiar w/those secret places too. Recycling best for those in need and best for the planet. Keep useful things out of landfills.
  7. papa papa, 1 year ago
    Have a police scanner and understand that many women and children have to run away with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Was my police scanner and a couple officers conversation that keyed my interest in donating to the shelters through the YWCA.

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