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    Posted 2 years ago

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    This 2 1-4"L goldtone seahorse brooch has real amethyst gemstones and one round garnet eye in a natural design. Signed Swoboda Inc, their original seahorse design from the 1970s. Co founded by Edward Swoboda in Los Angeles CA ca 1956-1985. A welcome addition to my seahorse jewelry collection

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      I love this seahorse!! The color is awesome!!
    2. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 2 years ago
      love this one - I can't get over the way Swoboda used real gems and how wonderful they are. Very nice, great addition to your collection Jenni.
    3. FreshAir FreshAir, 2 years ago
      Oh my!! Look at the beauty of this amazing seahorse brooch. The cut of the amethyst stones are gorgeous. Such great detail brings life to the piece!!!!
    4. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 2 years ago
      Oooh- my favorite of your uploads this week! Seahorses are so pretty anyway, and really delicate and yours captures that , and yours just happens to be the most delicate colour of lilac. I imagine her gliding very peacefully through the waters of a tropical lagoon...:P
    5. LazyBoy LazyBoy, 2 years ago
      Nice detail on this one... '-))
    6. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Love this little guy :-)
    7. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      The meatalwork on this brooch is so well done! All the little seahorsey bits.
      Purple always wins too :)
    8. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      The lavender on this design was the winning combo !~
    9. Andreamw, 2 years ago
      Fantastic seahorse! I love it.
    10. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Thanks to all for the seahorse love

      Scott thanks a bunch for your super comment, isn't that a great pale amethyst color it just glowed when put near a sunny window. Always a treat to find Swoboda's natural gemstones they were so creative about using them

      Thanks so much Lori for the lovely words, I know you are a Swoboda fan as well, that brand constantly amazes with their pretty figurals & gemstone placement. This original seahorse design by them had a round eye, later versions had an elongated eye & were marked Swo Inc. Yes it's a super addition to my seahorse collection

      Thank you FreshAir for your wonderful praise, isn't it true how the rough cut of the amethyst stones brings a liveliness to this seahorse, it also came in peridot green but since I'm a purple lover this was my fave (as a teenager I remember painting my room this very color!)

      Lauren I am truly thrilled that you liked this post the best of my quartet, you know I love seahorse jewelry & collect it, but this Swoboda piece is so striking for its realistic design that it's instantly my favorite. The bony plate skeletal frame is perfectly real, you can definitely imagine this sneaky seahorse gliding in the water quietly until he finds smaller fish food, they are very deceptively peaceful fish! The lilac shade of amethyst is also great, thank you for your observant & fantastic comment

      Thank you LazyBoy for your very fine comment & observ, I agree that the maker of this seahorse paid great attention to detail

      Mani thank you for your sweet comment, this lil swimmer is quite lovable I agree, there is something so gentle about seahorses they are always appealing in any art form

      Thanks dear Karen for your fabulous praise & noticing the best parts of this seahorse. If it weren't for the lovely purple color it almost looks alive right - that frame, that curled tail! I can't help it, I have alot of these fish in jewelry but little in glass (the one in my profile pic) but I aim to find some of those in future

      Phil you are so right, hands down the lavender amethyst stones were clearly the prettiest for this seahorse. Awesome insight thank you so much!

      Many thanks Andrea for your terrific praise and enjoying this seahorse, it was a great find for me & I'm so happy that you found it fantastic

    11. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Many thanks for the love Daisy, I'm so glad you enjoyed this real gemstone Swoboda seahorse & am very grateful for the support
    12. clockerman clockerman, 2 years ago
      Very nice horsie! Love the color Jenni. Thanks for sharing.
    13. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      clockerman thanks so much for the great comment and love, I'm a true "purple person" love that color, so when I saw this seahorse I was thrilled! Appreciate your kind words
    14. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Sean many thanks for the love and your wonderful support, you are truly kind and I am so very grateful for your continual thoughtfulness, it means alot to me :)
    15. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Thank you Penny for the love of this Swoboda seahorse, it's one of my favorites in my seahorse collection due to its realistic style & my love for the color purple
    16. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Many thanks Cindi for loving this Swoboda seahorse, I am really grateful for your thoughtful consideration
    17. Dawnlady1 Dawnlady1, 2 years ago
      Love this Seahorse, and the colours are lovely.
    18. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Thank you Dawn for your sweet comment, you have such a beautiful collection and I am really pleased that you enjoyed this gemstone seahorse, that pale lavender is a favorite color of mine & I'm glad you like it too :)

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