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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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
Unmarked Native American turquoise cuff - part 2 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

Comments

  1. I love your mission Bonnie. You have so much energy!
  2. Share - I am not as brave as my boyfriend. He is the major "get in free" guy. Sometimes he goes too far and I have to say - "see you later", which pisses him off. He has a lot of money, but he likes ...
  3. Yes, me too about the wampum. It overwhelms me at times and I have anxiety attacks when I think of my hoard. Why do I keep buying? plus you haven't seen my jewelry designs - at least the same or more...
  4. Love the posts about different taste - it looks like taffy and it looks like 1970's candle! Also looks like "end of day" effort - and why not? And also like Jackson Pollock! Falls into my category of...
  5. Kyra - is this your little adopted friend?
  6. Thanks Bonnie - yes, I love it and would wear it - only meant that I wouldn't wear 3 or more at a time.....LOL, maybe someday I would! Too bad you are so far away, we could sit together with our wampu...
  7. So beautiful! Love them.
  8. Thanks Gudrun - I was excited to find this on Rubylane, made a counter-offer with a nice result. It best matches the face ring I posted. Glad you agree, Mary
  9. Thanks Kyra - I have acetone and will try that. There's not too much composite loss, a little spackel and some markers should be enough. Then I'm going to put a non-yellowing varnish...or maybe not. I...
  10. Oh yeah Alan - I completely understand what you are going through. My tiny apt. looks like your pic 2!! I get so much shit from my boyfriend to "sell it, make some money" and I agree with him, then he...
  11. Bracelet - earring?!
  12. You could hang some fun signs from these.
  13. Great research on wonderful bling! I love the Reinad brooch best!
  14. I can't wait to visit your booth, please let me know. My thoughts on this - there's some good paint removers from Home Depot, etc. that aren't too toxic. You could try that and strip it back and t...
  15. Hello Share! Great to hear from you. I am pretty sure this is 925 sterling. My pictures aren't great - there is too much shadow and bright shine. Ick.....not enough of the true colors. I agree - I thi...
  16. Something that would have been in the workshop. Soldering paste is useful, might still work.
  17. A beautiful doe - I haven't seen this either.
  18. Hair or clothing fastener?
  19. Love your post - I was with you excited too! What a great research addition to your collection.
  20. Love the faux abalone but not rhinestones....
  21. Heavy! Are you going to use it though? It might work forever.
  22. Have fun making them work in your home! They have good guts.
  23. Me neither. How great is this! Love it very much, I see why you're smiling.
  24. Thanks Kevin for your fast love! Thanks Thomas and Caper!
  25. Thanks Peasejean - would love to hear more about your time in Mexico. I moved from Florida to Southern CA in 1985 and found beautiful jewelry, etc. from Mexico - basically cheap at swaps and junking....
  26. Thanks Bonnie - I know you posted this information before about dating Mexican silver. Sorry, I didn't copy your research earlier to this post - and thank you for including it now. Maybe someone alon...
  27. Yes - thanks Bonnie! I didn't see the sterling mark. I love these - especially pairs and wear them together one on each lapel. I only have a few prs. and those are bakelite not sterling. Nice Windwalk...
  28. Bonnie and Celiene are right. Take a little time and shoot it w/better light. Sadly my camera only works outside in natural light, time to retire this old 2nd hand $30 Canon from ebay :-) And love the...
  29. Thank you my friend Peasejean!!!
  30. Agree with Bonnie. Or maybe a shell? Or egg shell? (that's a stretch, I know) I love it and the ball chain too. I'd take it to a shop that sells gemstones, rocks, beads, etc. and ask them.
  31. Thanks Kyra for your nice comment. Take a look at American Elle June edition for the wonderful rhinestone and real pin fashion spread. You'll love it too. They did a great job. Karen - I shouldn't ...
  32. Thanks Kyra - same here! There aren't too many of those luxury liners left are there? I love seeing and hearing her - horn blast every hour from 9 to 5. Thanks Peasejean for the link! I loved it -...
  33. Thanks Nevada for first love. Thanks Phil for enjoying the art deco classic beauty and Karen for your comment. Thanks Kevin for your far away love>
  34. Thank you Karen for your comment. I rarely get comments from my jewelry unless I wear a LOT of items all at once....then I hear "wow, you have a lot cool stuff". That's okay and true! I wear these r...
  35. Is this from Kenzo? A very beautiful bottle by the way.
  36. Oh yes, I had these and the pitcher and the straws which could crack your tooth pretty darn easy.
  37. I think they are jacket or dress clips and someone will recognize them. I'm guessing Slavic origin.
  38. Yes Mike - it's 4 different shades of citrines: yellow, champagne, gold and amber w/little white rhinestones. Thanks friends for loving: Nevada, Ken, My Favorite, Bonnie, Caper, Kevin, Mike, lenti...
  39. Also wanted to add that this ring might be from the 80's-when Thailand and China copied a lot of old designs and in onyx, amethyst, carnelian, turquoise, MOP, and some pretty glass stones too. Freihei...
  40. Very fun! I haven't seen it either and I love it. So glad you rescued this.
  41. I agree - I would keep it. Very nice. You could store more family treasures. Love it!
  42. Nice!! This is quite a find and I think you are going to love it more as time goes on. Value Village! Super Saver is like VV, but never has good jewelry. Goodwill sells everything online and Salvat...
  43. Thanks Bonnie - I'm always looking for more rings like these. I see lots of pins but I like the rings best. Thanks Caperkid for love.
  44. So beautiful - Roseville will be expensive again. I know a collector here with 15 pieces of this lovely color. She doesn't want to sell cheap - but imagine if she tried to sell them all at once! Hang ...
  45. Love this! I have the penguin round ice bucket that went with this - or the copies years later. Will have to post it....geez if I can get a good picture of chrome....
  46. 2 more beautiful green items to add to your collection! Love them.
  47. Thanks Lisa for the love.
  48. Thanks Ken. A lot of times these items have gouges, chips lost...so they aren't valued. They fall in between best old Zuni inlay chip and 1970's macaroni tourist-market Native American (real or knocko...
  49. Gudrun - I'm glad you bought it - sets are special. I'm sure it looks great w/linen shirt. Love it! I know you enjoy rocks and gemstones. Another beautiful set...maybe it's from Central or South Ameri...
  50. Go for it! It has nice guts.
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Wade Vintage Retro Posy Holder in the Shape of Pegasus the Winged Horse from Greek Mythology Shergar Horse and Jockey figurine on wood base, a lively example for a figurine.

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