valentino97

California Riviera

I love collecting - the stories. My parents took me to farm sales so I remember some of the oldies that are now impossible to find. Have been collecting for 40 yearsI love collecting - the stories. My parents took me to farm sales so I remember some of the oldies that are now impossible to find. Have been collecting for 40 years and mostly enjoy jewelry, old plastics, Native American jewelry and vintage clothes and accessories. (Read more)

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Black onyx bangle  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Red glass faux coral beads from Nepal - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Mexican sterling bracelet w/composite stones circa 1950's-60's? - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Happy 80th Queen Mary, May 27 2016! - Glasswarein Glassware
Mixed metal Mexico sterling rings circa 1950's or 60's - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
50's-60's Eisenberg brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Mystery stone - another green and sterling ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Another group of unmarked sterling and green turquoise!!! - part 5 - yikes! - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Unknown Native American maker - green turquoise rings - part 4 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Unknown Native American green turquoise rings - part 3 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

Comments

  1. Yes - ugly and delicious too! 3" long!!
  2. Love those rhinestones - yes, agree w/Celiene - what's the size please?
  3. So wonderful! I love these.
  4. Thank you Gillian for your comment on this - I think it turned out very nice. Haven't worn it yet....
  5. butter or candy mint press?
  6. All this great research noted Celiene - could this be animal horn from the 20's or 30's?
  7. I like your research including the era's interest in filmmaker and scientist Jean Painlave. I am sure you have a brass or copper chain for this wonderful seahorses/bakelite pendant. Haven't seen this...
  8. I love this!! It's great quality and beautiful colors. Thanks for the research on Teme.
  9. What a view!! Thanks for sharing it with us.
  10. Or this could have held a pair of wire glasses on the libraian's cardigan sweater?
  11. Very special. Great colors!
  12. I think 40's-50's is right. Could it also have held little flowers (worn vertically?) Anyway, that's what I would do. Violets would be so pretty. I love this!
  13. What a beautiful Diana. Cute couple!
  14. This is so wearable! I can see why you wear it a lot. Love it again!
  15. I love them too - especially together like this.
  16. Yes it does look like your brooch. Thanks for that. Thanks to everyone for your loves: Mike, Nevada, Thomas, Karen, Tssie, Ken, Katherine, Aura, Phil, Gargoyle, Trey and Sean and Vintageforever!
  17. Thanks my friend for all your love! XOXO
  18. You are fortunate!! LOL, it's too overwhelming...yet, I'm watching a pin right now on ebay. Please start posting again my friend!
  19. I agree - it's more like Mexican silver - but no marks anywhere. Yep I love it!
  20. Class ring from 1940?
  21. Yes, I agree and love all this vibrant color!
  22. I don't know much about dolls - I love the jug for reference!!
  23. The white pad definitely makes them more comfortable!
  24. Very funny!
  25. Love it - thanks Celiene! Are you sure? I think this is old 20's -30's. I have done the hot pin test too....but this seems to be right for celluloid or bakelite - the test is on!!? Can someone find th...
  26. This is either bakelite or celluloid from the 1920's-30's and I know because I have seen other bracelets like it.
  27. I don't see a seam Katherine! and how pretty is this bracelet?!
  28. Lovely colors Lisa - you have so many beautiful glass items. Thanks for sharing them and your research.
  29. No, I haven't seen anything like this. Let's see if someone out there knows!
  30. Rub with your finger and see if there is a chemical smell. Or use simichrome on underside for yellow discharge left on the cloth. I wouldn't rub too hard on outside because this is obviously a very ni...
  31. I don't know who DA is either. Might be a Memphis-era 90's creation.
  32. Vintagelamp - since you posted this a year ago I've seen similar bracelets online. They are mostly posted as celluloid and are very collectible. But painted bakelite is too. Did you find any more info...
  33. How did I miss this post? Wow!!! And the last picture shows 2 nice shaving boxes. So beautiful!
  34. Or...did you wear this to the party?
  35. Did you wear this to your party yesterday? A beautiful long strand of bakelite!!
  36. Could this be a curtain rod or swag item?
  37. I think this wasn't worn much and kept stored away which kept the vibrant colors. Very pretty shade of green!
  38. Thanks Newtimes - I wondered if it is Bengel too. But, I know it is a very nice old necklace and love it especially because it was a gift from fellow collectors. Thanks friends for loves: Tassie, ...
  39. I love this new brooch with dove and seeing your lovely collection too. So beautiful - thanks MJ for sharing them.
  40. Two's company, three's a crowd or a collection!? LOL. I love these. Especially the rounded design on the onyx. Why haven't you worn it? Not a fan of silver and black? Or maybe you're waiting for a few...
  41. Less than 40 cents??? Nice find. Classic style.
  42. Nice wide cuff with beautiful colors. This is on the top end of Alpaca and shell inlay designs. Great find my friend!
  43. I agree with Bonnie and Katherine - this doesn't look plastic. It was probably from a very good mfg. Gudrun - clear plastics like this aren't bakelite. I know you know that. One way to date old pl...
  44. I see what you mean about your lovely vase. It doesn't have an old soul? Hands that worked and fumbled and created something that maybe the artist laughed and said "well, I guess it looks pretty good....
  45. I love it too. These big but simple designs are easy to wear. Great find my friend!
  46. kiwipaul - I am pretty sure she loved a "deal". Probably made her interns and assistants look for them! Yes, they are so beautiful, timeless and delicious. I love that movie, have to watch it again. ...
  47. Very nice - love birds and this pin is really special.
  48. What a great necklace find! I love that movie "September Issue".
  49. Soooooooo sss nice! Love this.
  50. Love these early 21st century designer items - I have a Thierry Mugler brooch. This is very nice!
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