Bluboi

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I inherited the packrat gene from my mother, but have no idea where the collecting gene came from! As an Aries, I quickly embrace new interests and then move on, soI inherited the packrat gene from my mother, but have no idea where the collecting gene came from! As an Aries, I quickly embrace new interests and then move on, so my collections cover a huge range of stuff. I love the history associated with things from the past. Antique jewelry is my passion, though for a while costume jewelry ruled my life. After writing a book on Miriam Haskell, I realized how wide and deep the world of shiny little objects is, so have embraced it with a passion! (Read more)

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Lavender Jade Bead Necklace - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Suffragette Amethyst and Enamel Pendant circa 1910 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Arts & Crafts earrings - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Love Token Charm Bracelet --1884 Part 2/2 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Heart Charm Bracelet --1940s onward - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Love Token Charm Bracelet --1884 Part 1/2 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
George Hunt Arts & Crafts Necklace - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
2 Boucher big fishies - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Enameled chain and pendant Circa late 17th C - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Cat intagli + a bumblebee - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

Comments

  1. I think the storage was probably fine. Keep it away from moisture. Sometimes I get those desiccant packs that come in shoe boxes and put them on top of the jewelry.
  2. The greening on the clasp may get work (it is essentially like rust). You may want to gently brush it with a soft toothbrush to remove it as best as you can.
  3. Joy, if not marked, it is hard to tell whether Japan or not. Many of the simulated pearls were sent unstrung to the US and other countries and were made into necklaces by jewelry houses. I suspect 5...
  4. Hey Joy, There is a special process used to create the simulated pearl necklaces. The maker starts with a glass bead (usually a neutral color such as white, alabaster). They take fish scales, mac...
  5. Thank you everyone! Jean, you are so correct on these brave women (and men!). Many, many long years fighting for the vote. It is interesting to see the timetable for suffrage: http://en.wikipe...
  6. Thanks everyone! Racer, To start, jade actually refers to two stones: jadeite and nephrite. Jadeite was first imported into China in 1784 from Burma. Up to this time the jade used in China was ne...
  7. What an interesting jug! Not only the handle, but its shape from the side also. Love it!
  8. Hi Melanie. How does one identify a lognette chain? Are there thing that are specific to it, as opposed to a regular chain? It is lovely, great detailing! You have a great flea market....
  9. thanks everyone!
  10. OK, have added Part 2 with the backs
  11. You are very welcome Jean! One more thing to remember about dating Haskell. They have millions of parts in inventory, some of which are old. If a part fit, even if it was newer jewelry, they woul...
  12. Thanks Rose, I will add the backside photos tonight! Maybe someone with a better eye can translate the initials for me. Kyra, I understand the economics of breaking these pieces apart but it is so...
  13. Hi Jean. Here is some information on Haskell clipback earrings as well as a photo of the 4 styles: http://photos.imageevent.com/bluboi/haskellfindings/websize/Clip%20backs-4%20flat-signed.jpg V...
  14. Hi Agram, I went to Google Images and put in this search: russian wedding caucasus traditional groom dress dagger There are a number of pictures of grooms with daggers. Might give you some ideas.
  15. Racer, do you race?
  16. Can't type, but love your latest bug.... How about this bug: http://photos.imageevent.com/bluboi/artsandcrafts/Horn%20cicada%20necklace1.jpg
  17. What a wonderful owl! You will need to hide it from a bunch of us!
  18. Thanks everyone! It is one of the first A&C pieces I bought; so unusual with its bug green stone!
  19. Love the History! Are you sure the stem is shortened? The one from your link says total length is 3 inches.
  20. I agree! Especially his early pieces and the ones with enamel.
  21. What a totally fascinating project and process! Kyra, the results are terrific!
  22. These Man in the Moon pieces always make me feel so happy! This one has a really pleasant face, and it is interesting to see its size. Paul, what do you think is the backing behind the moonstone? I...
  23. Great point, Paul. It is hard to believe today, but in the 15th-16th centuries Portugal and Spain were the wealthiest nations in Europe due to the massive quantity of gems and gold from South America...
  24. What a wonderful bracelet and such an interesting story! The agate stones are a beautiful color. Thank you for sharing! Hope there will be more to come.
  25. How totally fascinating! Never even thought about when Kraft cheese was introduced. Love the brochure!
  26. Rose, in this time period, money conquered all.... I think she just looks really sad. And compared to a couple of portraits I have, she is ravishingly beautiful!! I have a friend who is a noted s...
  27. Thank you everyone! I bought this portrait from a friend and she was mounted in a very bad (and ugly) frame. I also had additional portrait miniatures needing "assistance" -- cleaning, some were a...
  28. MOP with the marcasites is wonderful!
  29. My favorites! I have some cat intaglios, as well as dogs! Your multiple displays have been fabulous! thanks for sharing.
  30. Yes, Kyra, so true. Being very selfish, I wish it was making me happy!
  31. This newspaper from 1939 has an article about the formation of a new oil company called Pennotex. You can zoom in. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth167758/m1/1/
  32. What an amazing find! Jadeite, from Burma, is no longer allowed to be imported so this stuff will get ever more valuable. Lovely colors!
  33. It is a brother to my car! What fun!
  34. Original box! Yay! I wonder if the Ballou was associated with the Ballou Manufacturing Company (Providence, RI)?
  35. What a wonderful bouquet! Kyra, do you buy anything that catches your eye or do you look for specific types, periods, etc.?
  36. Your jewelry is beautiful. I love your panel combinations -- they really enhance the central medallions. Thank you for sharing! Welcome! Your expertise on enamels will be a welcome addition to our...
  37. Thanks, Paul. You watch would have been incredibly helpful for some of those math problems I used to get in school....
  38. For someone who wants to see an amazing, huge collection of micros, go to Agram.m's link above. What would be fun for all is to look at the micros in detail and see which show the earlier, straight s...
  39. I remember when we visited my grandmother, one of the most fascinating things was a pincushion in the shape of a shoe, loaded with a variety of interesting hatpins. Wonder what happened to all of the...
  40. Isn't it wonderful when you find something you really want! And then have someone who can get it running again!! And find the crystal!! Great watch! OK, what is the time period of the watch? An...
  41. Thanks Paul. I was out on their website, so may email them. I agree -- opals are horrible to photo! Can't wait to see some of yours.
  42. Thanks everyone! Jewels, you may be right. It has an A&C feel, but the swags seemed of a different genre as I usually "think" of A&C as being less fussy. Is this true? Yes, sad there are no mark...
  43. Number 4 pendant is glorious! What a great collection and thanks for posting the others. So much fun to see a number of pieces together.
  44. All, thanks for your comments and loves! Lisa, I have a few more micros (a couple of florals, a bacchus, St Peter's Square), but not a huge collection. I posted an Aguatti of Beatrice Cenci which ...
  45. How fun! What is its size? In really good shape for its age!
  46. Sorry for highjacking the thread, but Kyra asked so nicely.... OK, here is the sad necklace. I suspect these opals were purchased as a set and then mounted. The hard thing about matching these op...
  47. Paul, I love your poetic nature!
  48. Hah! I know what you mean -- I am too! I am always happy to help on Haskell questions.
  49. It is always interesting to me to watch the progression of knowledge being gathered by a combined group of experts. Such fun! I am not very knowledgeable about A&C either so all of this is wonderful...
  50. Thank you racer!
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