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Ever since I was little girl I have been interested in “old stuff”. My grandmother, born in the late 1880’s, was a truly Victorian lady. Her taste has influenced Ever since I was little girl I have been interested in “old stuff”. My grandmother, born in the late 1880’s, was a truly Victorian lady. Her taste has influenced me throughout my childhood. After leaving the socialist East Germany in 1985, I lost pretty much everything I have ever owned, including many special items handed to me by my grandmother. I will never be able to replace most of the jewelry, books, and furniture. Some time ago, I started going to antique stores and second hand stores and came across many beautiful objects that awakened memories of my beloved grandmother. These memories inspired me to start collecting vintage costume jewelry and porcelain and anything else that is old and gorgeous. Having said that, I also enjoy the hunt for a great find, the beauty of an old and previously loved item, and the thrill of finding out who made it and how old it is. (Read more)

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Vintage Sterling Ring with Onyx – Possibly Native American? - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. Many thanks for all of the loves and likes: katherinescollections, Hoosiergirl98, davyd286, vetraio50, Newtimes, valentino97, racer4four, kyratango, jscott0363, Peasejean55, aura, and Efesgirl:)
  2. You may call me Gudrun. I hate the name but what can I do? LOL Thanks for your comments, katherinescollectons and valentine97 :)
  3. By the way, I found this listing on e-bay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/201516326758?rmvSB=true#ht_372wt_920
  4. davyd286, I think it says N R. I am going to check when I get home:)
  5. Peasejan, it is possible that they are made with an Obsidian. I thought it was enamel or maybe some kind of resin because the earrings are very large and not too heavy. This is actually good because...
  6. I think your time period seems about right, valentino97. I remember that my mom had a necklace made of mother of pearl and the image of Nefertiti on top.in a gold-tone metal. Thanks:)
  7. Thanks so much for your comment, valentino97:)
  8. Thanks for your comment, PantheraLeo. I read that too. I also read somewhere that Shreman was inspired by Jay Flex. I am not sure if this was the case but what I do know is that both, Sherman and J...
  9. Thanks for your comments and interest, valentino97 and davyd286. Yes, it has a hinge and I am lucky that it is in perfect working condition. It is 3 inches wide. There are bigger ones out there but...
  10. Thanks, jscotto363:)
  11. Many thanks, kyratango and jscott0363:)
  12. How cool is that! I had a neighbour selling Avon. I mostly got cosmetics from her but also bought some sterling jewellery (about 20 years ago). But I would't post them - LOL
  13. I love Amethysts! Yours are beautiful!
  14. Many thanks, aura and Peasejean55:)
  15. Agree, Peasejean55:) Thanks!
  16. Beautiful!!!
  17. Bonnie and Mike - I appreciate the both of you:) Thanks, Gudrun
  18. Many thanks, kyratango:)
  19. Thanks a lot, Efesgirl:)
  20. Thanks for your comments, Efesgirl and Elisabethan:)
  21. Many thanks for loving the bangle, Agram.m, Trey, bladerunner22, kyratango, valentino97, SEAN68, mikelv85, Efesgirl, jscott0363, and aura:)
  22. Thanks a lot, mikelv85:)
  23. Thanks a lot, racer4four:)
  24. Many thanks for the love: racer4four and Elisabethan:)
  25. Agree, Efesgirl. Sometimes I get lucky. But it gets harder and harder to find a bargain:)
  26. Thanks a lot, Manikin:)
  27. Thanks for the link, Efesgirl. Mikelv85, I agree with you. I usually stay away from AVON. It's not my cup of tea. I have two other pieces that are marked Avon (this one is not). I got them becaus...
  28. So lovely! And classy, I may add!
  29. I had another look at the ring and think that it might not be onyx after all. I have a feeling that the "stone" could be some kind of plastic. I read somewhere that the cheaper jewelry was sometimes...
  30. Thanks so much for your comments and information, valentino97 and Efesgirl:)
  31. Thanks, Elisabethan. Even though I don't like all styles of Mexican jewelry, I will buy a piece if it is silver, hand made, creative, well-priced, or signed by the artist. It doesen't have to meet a...
  32. This is such a beautiful piece. I also love the information you posted:)
  33. I think it's enamel. I doesn't feel as smooth as onyx. 80's sounds about right to me too. Thanks Valentino97:)
  34. Thanks a lot, vetraio50:)
  35. What a wonderful piece of family history!
  36. Thanks so much for your kind comments, Efesgirl, mikelv85, Manikin, and kyratango:)
  37. Many thanks, Trey, kivatinitz, Newtimes, bladerunner22, valentino97, Agram.m, Elisabethan, racer4four, vetraio50, katherinescollections, mikelv85, aura, efesgirl, and jscott0363 :)
  38. Not at all - Keep it! It is part of history!
  39. Efesgirl, me too. I wear cameos very seldom but I still like to collect them. It all started with my great-aunt: She gave me her cameo many, many years ago and I loved it. When I first came to Can...
  40. Thanks for your comment, raer4four:) I have worn it a few times. It is simple - but still makes a statement, and it's my faforite colour!
  41. Thanks a lot, kyratango:)
  42. This brings back bad memories:( It's still cool that someone collects them. My son has a few items like these too but I guess he is farther removed from the emotion LOL
  43. I also agree that the gold on Ruby Lane looks more like rolled gold.
  44. Thanks for the info and the link. I agree that the construction is very similar. I think that mine could be a modern costume version of the traditional ones?
  45. So I went and had another look. I still don't know what it is. I am almost sure it is not plastic but it could be coated with some clear finishing. After checking it again, I don't think it is glas...
  46. Thanks, SEAN68:)
  47. Many thanks for loving this bowl, vase, ... whatever it is: rucklczglass, Trey, martika, vetraio50, Manikin, MyFavoriteTreasures, Ivonne, LovelyPat, Caperkid, jscott0363, racer4four, katherinescoll...
  48. Thanks for your comment, valentino97. When I saw the ring I was almost sure that it was Native American, but the stone made me think it could be something else. I like a mystery and so I bought it:)
  49. Thanks a lot, mikelv85. I think when it comes to Native American jewelry, turquoise comes to mind first. No wonder, the colour is so beautiful.
  50. Ha Ha, bupkus, me too, Efesgirl! I looked for an hour and got nothing. I'll keep searching:)
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