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    Posted 4 years ago

    Newfld
    (972 items)

    This approx. 3x3" dragonfly brooch has marcasite detailing, aqua & silver wings and garnet eyes, on 925 sterling silver. Recently found this on a day trip with my good friend antiqueing (her passion), the shop owner said it was ca 1930s. Hope you enjoy my unusual vintage find

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    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Great looking brooch. Sterling jewelry calls for me lol.
    2. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Wow, awesome bug Jenni! I love the enamel and crystals.
    3. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 4 years ago
      This is so pretty Newfld! It's colours are so summery! This reminds me of my Granddad whose a gardener and he sometimes spends all day watching creatures like this on ponds- they look like little biplanes.
    4. Poire Poire, 4 years ago
      Gorgeous Jenni!!
    5. AnnaB AnnaB, 4 years ago
      The timing of this post is perfect, Jenni! The dragons are out now in hundreds or even thousands, zooming like mini jets over my lawn. I love watching them do their crazy dance and love your gorgeous brooch!
    6. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Thanks lisa and Thomas for the love, really happy you liked my dragonfly
    7. raven3766 raven3766, 4 years ago
      This is beautiful, I love the blue. I would wear it in a heartbeat!
    8. Poire Poire, 4 years ago
      Jenni, I have to say that you are the best commenter I have seen on this site! Your comments are always so lovely, beautiful, and on point. Your comments show that you really care and are interested. I don't know how you do it with all the wonderful comments! I can't seem to come up with anything other than "lovely" or "beautiful." You really have an exceptional talent in describing your appreciation of people's treasures. I have never once questioned any one of your comments as just flattery. Your comments are true and heartfelt. I'm jealous of that talent. ;-) I just wanted to put that out there. :)
    9. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Wow, just stunning!
    10. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Thank you raven for the nice compliments, I love the pale blue wings too, and would love to wear this on a black top sometime

      Mary, your words just bowled me over this morning, I can't tell you how great you made me feel, it's like you really "get" me as a person, I am so happy to know you can feel my sincerity in the things I say. I try to focus on the positive when commenting and have an original perspective (which is not always easy if there are many comments ahead of you), but the one thing I stay away from is acting superior or nasty - many folks here in the interest of "constructive criticism" are downright mean & quick to deflate you, which I think is cruel and out of place on this nice sharing website. So hearing really kind & sincere comments like yours are tops to me, and listen, that wonderful praise puts you right up there as an exceptionally talented commenter too!! Thank you my friend for the really great and thoughtful words, I am humbly grateful

      Thanks MrsT, so glad you liked my dragonfly and always appreciate your sweet compliments

      Many thanks for the love
      raven
      MrsT
    11. MyCountry MyCountry, 4 years ago
      we'll have to start calling you the dragon lady..smiling ,.very cool find..
    12. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Woohh, Jenni, what a nice Bzz bzz! Loove her :-D
    13. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Gorgous !~
    14. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Lol MyCountry, you sure can call me the dragon lady anytime, although somehow in my mind it makes me think of that 40s actress Gale Sondergaard who was so scary in Sherlock Holmes and The Letter movies - now there was a real dragon lady, she was great! Appreciate the kind compliment

      Pascale, I totally thought of you when I first set eyes on this dragonfly, I really hoped you would enjoy it and so glad you did, thanks for your wonderful compliment

      Phil thank you as always for the wonderful praise, I'm extremely happy you find this gorgeous as this is not my typical rhinestone or animal piece, I just loved that it is such a real looking creature with lovely wings

      Aww Mary, thank you for agreeing with Mary P about my commenting, you are such a super friend and I love that we have some great communication going, thanks for appreciating my sometimes streams of thought processing, love your great compliments & XOXO right back at ya!

      So grateful for the luv all
      Vynil33rpm
      Phil
      Mary
      aura
    15. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Many thanks worthit2, so grateful for the love and glad you enjoyed this dragonfly
    16. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Late again Jenni to see this soo beautiful dragonfly and fabulous that it is silver too! I really must find one of these:-) )
    17. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Judy I hoped you would see this & enjoy as I know you love sterling pieces and have so many lovely ones, thank you so much for the kind praise and thoughtfulness

      Very grateful for the love Judy and wladyj111, many thanks
    18. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Thank you Pickaboo and iggy for the love, very kind of you and really appreciate it
    19. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Humble thanks Ken, such kind praise from the man with the primo jewelry collection! Hope you've been having a great summer, miss those gorgeous Trifari posts, & grateful always for the love my friend
    20. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Thank you foseatme for the sweet compliment, glad you enjoyed my dragonfly

      Appreciate the kind luv
      ho2
      Justanovice
      foseatme
    21. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Jenni I'm sorry I didn't get to your post of this beautiful sterling silver Dragonfly Brooch, I'm just a slow-poke! :^D You really have an eye, and seems a love for what you collect! Thank you very much for posting! :^)
    22. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Aww Bill, anytime I get a great comment from you I'm very pleased & grateful, thank you! I do love my vintage jewelry & glass animals, and it's really a nice feeling when others enjoy it too, that's why this site is so great, we share our things with others & learn about their favorite things, I always love to learn

      What a kind compliment Re-In-Vintage, thanks so much & very glad you liked this dragonfly

      Greatly appreciate the luv Bill & Re-In-Vintage, mucho thanx to you both
    23. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Thank you LovelyPat, glad you liked this and really appreciate the love
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Awesome dragonfly! We have a few decorative dragonflies on our patio.
    25. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Thanks Scott really appreciate the comment, I know because it's still warm you see these guys buzzing around, the real ones are so pretty but with any bug I prefer the fake lol

      The love greatly appreciated Scott and worthit2
    26. clockerman clockerman, 4 years ago
      A very special item, just like the OP Love it.!!!!
    27. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Clockerman thank you so much for the really kind words, this dragonfly was an exciting & unusual find for me, it is a VSOP and I love the deco detail on its wings. You're very kind I appreciate it
    28. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Absolutely delightful to view, congratulation Jenny.
    29. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      So grateful for the kind compliments Alan, this dragonfly was a rare find for me and I'm so appreciative of the love and thoughtfulness
    30. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Many thanks cindyjune for the love, I am so happy you enjoyed my dragonfly
    31. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Very pleased you enjoyed this jbingham95 and kwqd, thank you so much for the love
    32. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Mrcolorz and clockerman, really appreciate the love and very glad you liked the dragonfly
    33. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much Pickaboo and MrsT for loving my special dragonfly, I really hope to be able to find another nice deco piece soon as this was a very different brooch than my usual
    34. JenniferH JenniferH, 4 years ago
      Such a beautiful piece of jewelry..a beautiful piece of art! This pin is so gorgeous I would be afraid to wear it!
    35. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      You're right Jennifer, it is intimidating, I haven't worn it yet but thinking I could easily lose it & can never replace it :( Thank you for your kind & understanding comment, compliments and love
    36. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Thank you Gillian and clockerman for the love, so pleased you enjoyed this dragonfly
    37. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Many thanks for the love ho2, it's very kind of you and much appreciated
    38. OldeAsDirt OldeAsDirt, 4 years ago
      I adore dragonflies and the details on this piece are very creative. Nice find!
    39. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Thank you OldeAsDirt for the very nice comment, very glad you liked this - I like dragonflies too, but better in jewelry than the real buzzer lol
    40. inky inky, 8 months ago
      This is so lovely…
    41. Newfld Newfld, 8 months ago
      With thanks to you all for the love
      vcal
      Giana
      Radegunder
      Penny

      Penny your kind words are most appreciated and this piece brings back such wonderful memories for me - finding it was so special & I fell in love with those large aqua deco wings on sight! Sad that the antique shop where I found it, like so many others closed due to the pandemic, seems today everyone buys online & even that is in crisis with the holiday shopping barrage
    42. inky inky, 8 months ago
      I’ve had that problem for awhile now (buying on line) as I live rural,and don’t have any antique shops in the town closest to me..buying on line is the only way for me..but will never take the place of the excitement of finding that over looked ‘treasure’..it is terrible sad this pandemic has a lot to answer for..
    43. Newfld Newfld, 8 months ago
      Just online for me too Penny, it's really safer these days but the pandemic really changed our world. I live in suburban NY but mail is at a standstill all this month with holiday ordering, I'll be lucky to get anything to post lol :) At any rate, happy holidays!
      - Jenni
    44. Newfld Newfld, 8 months ago
      Thank you BHIFOS for the love for this dragonfly, a favorite older find of mine & very glad you liked it
    45. Newfld Newfld, 1 month ago
      Thank you Leelani for the love for this old silver dragonfly piece, so pleased that you liked it and appreciate your kindness

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