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    Posted 3 years ago

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    This 1 3-4"H x 2"W brooch shows a mother and baby elephant, their bodies pearly beige enamel, with white & champagne rhinestone accents, brown eyes and a faux pearl on Mom's head. By St John, founded in 1962 by Marie & Robert Grey, with entwined SJ logo on back. Brooch ca '90s

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    1. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 3 years ago
      Ahh- it's so sweet! Actually this is my favourite of your brooches! (I say that at seeing every one of your brooches!) Elephants are such great creatures anyway they make wonderful artistic pieces like this.
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      So cute Jenni - yes the famous Marie Grey known for knit suits. I met her during my time at the La Jolla newspaper. They had a store there. I remember seeing a lot of jewelry. I bet Madeleine Albright had some in her collection.
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Heading for Vegas no doubt, gorgeous pin !~
    4. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      St. John is new to me too! Cute brooch though!
    5. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Ken my friend it's fantastic to hear from you, I have totally missed you!! Thank you so much for the great compliment, when I saw this I really thought the baby elephant was adorable also :) Everyone here truly misses you, we loved all your gorgeous posts & wonderful warm comments. Stay well & pls come back soon - luv always Jenni

      Thanks MrsT, I know, this was just an accidental find because the co. is new to me too, although I did recognize the name from fine clothing. Hoping that Mary can tell us more! Lovely compliment, really appreciate it

      Many thanks for the kind love
    6. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Many thanks aura, you are a very good & kind person, and I'm always very grateful for the love
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Jenni - I worked at the La Jolla newspaper from 1987-95....the ads she used for our newspaper were just logo ads. I remember big pins and other enamel jewelry in her store. I think your pin is around 1990+. I couldn't afford anything! But, the publisher of our newspaper had a pretty nice St. John knit suit - I do remember that. LOL. St. John clothes and jewelry was not my style. Now I appreciate it. And, I love your Sagittarius questions!
    8. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thanks Mary for the super info about St John, I am psyched now to find more of their jewelry. What a dream job you had, I always wanted to be a journalist
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Jenni....we should take this off CW just in case I swear LOL....The newspaper was a weekly for 5 different publications. I started out there as a graphic artist and well - it was a small paper and so after a few years I worked my way up to "WOW, a writer and editor!" It was so much fun, but it was also stressful because I didn't feel I had proper journalist skills. Our group included 4 different communities so we were always on deadline. THEN, I don't remember the exact day, but one day a week we were caught up and our publisher took us all to a nearby bar/cafe for drinks.

      As for St. John, I met both Marie and Robert. They were always a little standoffish, stressful retail life? and I remember there was a lot of jewelry. LOL
    10. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Many thanks iggy for the love and appreciation, glad you liked my mom & baby Dumbos

      Mary I love your last comment about working at the paper, may I keep it you didn't swear, will remove though if you ask again - you are so talented with doing graphic art, newspaper writing AND editing, super cool! And I love that the publisher would take you guys for a drink once a wk, occasionally I had a generous employer who would treat to buying lunch, after work drinks etc. Though my main 'career' was medical typist-transcriptionist, in early days I did a lot of temp work, doing receptionist and secretarial work at all sorts of co's, law offices, travel agencies, even for the racetrack investigators where FBI agents would stop by and we did reports of unlawful activities like horse doping, race fixing etc. When you're young you have a short attention span, I loved 'jumping around' lol
      About St John, I think they were just snooty, in the ads she (or her model) had a nose in the air type look :)
    11. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Many thanks for the kind love
    12. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Very pleased you enjoyed my elephant pair Penny, thank you so much for the love and thoughtfulness it's greatly appreciated
    13. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Charming... Sweet... Cute... And so well made! I LOVE THEM!
    14. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Jenni - first off about St. John, I guess that was their image, but they had beautiful knits! It was a bit too classic for me then, I certainly appreciate it now.

      About working, yes when we are young we are mostly concerned about making money to be on our own. I had a graphic arts degree so my short and long-term employment always in that field. Wow about your racetrack and the FBI! Happened to me too. I was employed at a company in FL that later was found to be connected w/Chicago mafia - rumours of money laundering and drug smuggling. Yes, I was young and I agree, that's why they hired me. (we would have to go off CW to talk about this, I was at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas where you are invited to record your experiences....I was still too scared after 30 years). Ha ha ha, possibly that was all my imagination!
    15. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Glad you enjoyed my elephant pair Pascale, many thanks for the wonderful compliments and love

      Mary you and I have had some amazing work experiences, they were scary at the time but don't they make good stories for our friends now lol! Don't worry I would not have written about the mob either - once I was a temp sec'y in a construction trailer, was so terrified picked up my handbag at lunch & took off :)

      Thanks ho2 for the love, it's always greatly appreciated and is very nice of you
    16. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much HippieArchaeologist for the love, it's greatly appreciated and glad you liked this
    17. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      So glad you liked these elephants Vynil and raven, thank you very much for the love :)
    18. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Very glad you enjoyed these elephants Sean and always grateful for the very kind love
    19. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thanks Designer for the very kind love, very pleased you liked these elephants
    20. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Many thanks for the love
    21. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      My sincere thanks for the love

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