Compulsive antique jewellery collector since my 18th, crazy about precious insect bug pins, I'm a 56 years old french woman. Collect mourning hair items, tie and haCompulsive antique jewellery collector since my 18th, crazy about precious insect bug pins, I'm a 56 years old french woman. Collect mourning hair items, tie and hat pins, jadeite jewels and more... (Read more)


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Snake, human hair and gold necklace 1819/1838. - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
More 1900 hat pins - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Meyle and Mayer bumble bee hat pin - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
2nd post new pics for snake bangle victorian? - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Animals and insects  stick pins. - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Dragon's breath  silver ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Snake bangle seems Victorian. - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Jadeite and silver ring arts & crafts? - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
old chinese court necklace jade big beads in a necklace - Asianin Asian
arts and crafts ring, jadeite, two colors gold. Unmarked... - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry


  1. Very interesting!
  2. Wonderful family loving memory! Hi Miss Lucille, pleased to meet you!
  3. Oops, just saw the other pics on the 2months ago post, no double cabochon! Pretty sure it is garnet, almandine or rhodolithe.
  4. Agree totally with Moonstonelover, and nearly with Stillwater, because it is not glass but jadeite. It has the "orange peel" effect on the surface. pictures of jadeite are very difficult, the color i...
  5. I'm puzzled by the kind of swirl in pic 2, and by the fact it is a double cabochon which could incicate a very old stone. Color would tell me almandine rhodolithe garnet, but difficult to get old cab...
  6. Waaah! Such documented you are! Nice collection, love this! Happy Easter feasts to you!
  7. Thanks to you,Valentino, for kind comment and loving! Manikin & Leah thank you for your loves :-)
  8. You're very welcome, Agram. And, I saw your set, well matched!
  9. LOL GlueChip! I ALWAYS have a bottle of wine in my pocket ;-))
  10. :-) Roy!
  11. Hi Agram! Found this old post from you just now... Black part is enamel, as the white parts of the turban. This motif is Venetian, was very popular at the end of the XIXth still in vogue, exist in ea...
  12. Thank you Newtimes, Geo and BelleEpoque for your so prompt loving! Belle, special thank for your comment! Think all of these long pins from 1890 to 1910 came by pair, as hats were too voluminous t...
  13. Hi, posted more hat pins just now, would be glad of your visit, Holly!
  14. Lol! Jesus shoes for miracle!
  15. Amazing thing!!! And so funny conversation, Phil, you are so formal ;-))
  16. If you google pictures for victorian snake bracelet, you would turn mad!!! So many beauties... Specially love the pave set turquoises!!!
  17. Thank you Zowie! And thanks all for your loves!
  18. What a cutie!
  19. This is what I imagined to be:
  20. Thanks Holly, Toracat, Sean and Jewels1900 for your kind comments, and thanks all for your loves! BzzBzz ;-)
  21. Found this, will explore more categories!
  22. A beauty! Worth investing! But for Tiffany, I don't think a french Limoges enamel 18kt gold pin can be a Tiffany one, except if they imported french items. Agram is right, not costume jewelry at all!
  23. Woaaah, large nice collection! Love the stick pins too!!! I'm although bothered by the foam part... I prefer hunting small vases, figurines or goblets, filling them with modeling paste to present my ...
  24. Perhaps gold flakes or powder from the gold rush in the 1800', custom hat pin made for a gold seeker's wife?
  25. Bravo Pacmama, you're right! as a good pic talk for itself look this:
  26. Thanks for sharing! Never heard about something like your nanny pin, amazing!
  27. Nice collection! May I invite you to see my bumble bee hat pin on my post?
  28. What a delightful bargain! And your photos are so artistics !!! Bravo!
  29. Woaah! They look like banana tree leaves, and with this lovely "gay lady rose" must give a wonderful ambiancing light! Do you plan to use them on a lamp or bulb?
  30. Never go out without a knife! Perfect for cleaning nails, chopping salami, killing ennemy (from laugh, lol)... cute little one.
  31. What a collection! Superlatively nice!!!
  32. No idea, but love the opal moonstone combination. Eye candy!
  33. quite seasons illustrations: winter with holly, autumn with grapes , but can't identify the plant on the las one! Nice set!
  34. Very unusual enamel, indeed!
  35. Thanks Lisa for your comment and loving! :-) I think too it is a kind of June bug, not an Easter egg, lol! In past time, they never design something in accident, but was the bug made from the pearl s...
  36. Just discover all about this photograph by following the link... Such a life is heart breaking! What an heroic woman, and wonderful post Roycroft! Thanks a lot for sharing.
  37. Timberrrr! Really for ice? You must have big whisky glasses, lol.
  38. Opals, and wings!!! Got bitten too ;-)
  39. My tip: back the piece with scotch tape before applying clear resin (un colored) with a syringe. You will then let it harden in the freezer (as resin won't flow!). For colouring, go to a creative cr...
  40. The tip is to back the piece with Scotch tape BEFORE applying the resin with a syringe!
  41. Thank you so much for your kind comment, nouveaulady. All lifes passing through old jewels, they have to be cherished as they are true loving memories!
  42. Nice story, Elisabethan, nice to see past century (!) optimism is still influencing young people! Keep on !!!
  43. Wonderful! What a joy to be collector, hunting... then enjoying this fab display!
  44. So nice all together on your wall! That's what can be called "wall of fame" ;-)
  45. It is much more special and funny than a bracelet! It was used to secure pinch nose glasses. The plain wire (here slightly out of form) was wrapped behind the ear and the clasp fastened to the loop o...
  46. Hi! I would call it angel skin color coral! lovely color!
  47. Sorry, Stillwater, I don't agree with you regarding the age! For the type of articulated bracelet, see this one:
  48. Oooh, LOVE it too! New 1900 plique a jour pin on my posts...
  49. Thank you Jewels for identifying! Will mark as solved mystery! Yeah, same ring stand, I stole the idea from your pic!!! Will use the hat pin matching stand for future hat pins pictures ;-)
  50. They are lovely! Did you get them together? Wonder what is written on the seals, did you made research? Very interesting!
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