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Gold Costume Jewelry44 of 78Vintage Panetta Large Pearl RingVintage Pauline Rader Tiger Chain Belt with Turquoise Stones
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    The Brutalist period in jewelry was mainly 1960's-70's - defined by handmade, bumpy, knobby, rough textures - ugly! get the idea. But many designs are very beautiful coming into their own as time passes and we appreciate handmade one-of-a-kind items. Losing their brutality?

    Excuse the pictures - I plan to reshoot.

    #2 - shows my wavy 1" "gold" bracelet. Beautifully crafted and buffed - feels great to wear. #3 and 4: large "porcupine" domed ring about 1"x.75". I included the last picture to show you the shank which is beautiful. This also is a comfortable ring on and quite a statement piece. It might be gold - I need to buy the metal ID kits.

    This era isn't for everyone but I love these and wear them a lot.


    1. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
      Oh yea, that's the stuff!
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Don't hate me because I'm brutal-ful! Thanks Amber for loving. Thank you Kevin for loving!
    3. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thanks gargoyle!!
    4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      Val, love this and I did answer you on the Mickey LOL I always apprecite your comments and insight put forth. They are always a welcome addition on my postings :-)))
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thank you Kerry! It's so much fun to see your obsessions and then I feel a little better that I haven't quite spent as much money on my own - LOL (what's that mean again? lots of love?) I enjoy your comments and humour too. Hope to meet you and your family - maybe in 2014 at your museum. Here's the time to post LOL again right?
    6. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
      Val, I didn't know anything about this period jewelry until now... :)
    7. Newtimes Newtimes, 5 years ago
      I love brutalist jewelry and architecture so much!
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thanks Nadia - I think it really started in the late 50's but for jewelry the hippy handmade movement in 60's and 70's has really interesting examples.
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thank you Newtimes - I really love your necklace! Will you post and "after cleaning" shot?
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Leah - Yes - Jacks - it does look like that or weird bones... Thanks for the comment. Jacks and the old swirly colored balls would make a neat bracelet wouldn't they?
    11. Sizzle Sizzle, 5 years ago
      ~~~Valentino~~~ You have posted some really nice things. I like your face photo with your pet bird flying in it.
    12. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Sizzle - thanks! That photo was done w/ self-timer. He got out of my hands at the perfect moment! I've gotten lots of laughs w/that. Thank you I really love collecting jewelry and other stuff. I also enjoy the research as much but don't always have the best luck finding info on the internet. Love CW - to help me out.
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thanks Mike, Sean, reds, roycroft, Tom or your loves.
    14. davyd286, 5 years ago
      It's not gold but it could be bronze - which would be good news. But it is most likely a brass Pal Kepenyes or another modernist- "inspired" piece.
    15. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thank you davy for your comment. Now I need to go on the net and find out who Pal Kepenyes is. Thanks!

      Thanks Aim, Brat and Freiheit for your love.

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