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Venice, FL

Have been collecting costume jewelry for a while and have a huge collection, my kids call me a but I love it!


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  1. Thank you brooch man, I love the sparkle.
  2. Thank you mrstyndall it caught my eye, just have no clue about it.
  3. Thank you brooch man.
  4. Thank you Elizabethan for looking.
  5. Thank you for the suggestion, it is a very pretty set.
  6. Thank you....the earrings are Sterling.
  7. Thank you for taking a look. It is a pretty piece.
  8. Thank Valentino I thought it was interesting, once again did I really need it? Yep lol
  9. Thank you Valentino The measurements, for the brooch is about 2" and the earrings are about 1" at the widest. Smaller set, but I am happy having a set in such nice condition.
  10. Thank you mrstyndall
  11. Thank you brooch man, it is a fabulous piece.
  12. Oh dear, thought I had found something good. Thank you
  13. They could very well be. I just assumed that because they were on the small size they were dress or sweater clips. I did also replace the missing rhinestones. Looks better.
  14. Thank you for taking a look. I honestly know nothing about the flower brooch. It is wood and a acrylic type substance.
  15. thank you PhilDMorris for that bit of information, I had no idea. Youre blinded, by what ? Did you go to the eye doctor.....hope you recover quickly.
  16. Thank you all for your comments on this piece, greatly appreciated.
  17. Thank you parrotbeak for the reasearch on this ring. I truly appreciate it.
  18. Ok I did take another pic. Thank you for the comment parrotbeak.
  19. Thank you Gillian for taking the time looking at this piece. The only thing I am sure of is that it is old. Have not seen anything like it. Wish it had a mark. Thanks for the info I will check ...
  20. Thank you watchsearcher, it is different.
  21. Wow broochman you are the best! Thank you for that information I truly appreciate it.
  22. Thank you parrotbeak….I was attracted to it also.
  23. Nice find. I have many Sterling pieces too. For the time being I have done nothing to them, I think many people like the patina on them.
  24. Thank you broochman. Just added a couple picks of the bracelet, I love the deep blue stones with the rhinestones, and the little bit of Blue enamel. This piece just took my breath away. It is so pr...
  25. Thank Valentino It was another lucky day thrifting. My son laughs at when are you going to unload some of your treasures, you have so I tell him someday. I know the seahors...
  26. I am fortunate here in Venice FL. The average age is 75.....thank you all for your comments. I do have fun checking these shops out. They just opened a new one, checked it out today, lots of old to...
  27. Thanks Gillian, taking a trip to a few more thrift shops tomorrow.
  28. Thank you Valentino 97, I did check out the web site and others yesterday. I must say my purchase cost was well worth it. It is a very unusual piece. Living here is a nice area for collecting vinta...
  29. I know.....glad to help, I'm not the best at pictures.
  30. I took another pic Gillian, hope you can make it out.
  31. Valentino I get a little rush when I find a piece that's alittle different. I must stop at the shops by me 2 times a week, may be starting to spread out the light be fun to thrift in Tamp...
  32. Thank you plein air
  33. Thank you Mrscrystalship her jewelry has a sparkle to it, I have several of her pieces. I was happy to find it. I don't mind too many of her pieces no in thrift stores.
  34. Thanks mrstyndall...I hit this shop every week, most of the time nothing but I got lucky today. You never know when something new will arrive. Lol
  35. Thank you Mrscrystalship Love this piece. And by the way my pink schreiner brooch cleaned up very nicely. Love that too. I can't tell you how many pieces I've picked
  36. The more I look at these I really believe they are not coral but a hard plastic... celluloid.
  37. Thank you plein-air-painter.....They really are great pieces, will be going back tomorrow for a couple I should have
  38. I did Google 1928 and it does look like the earlier unmarked pieces. Thank you madam for the tip.
  39. Thank you mrstyndall...,,it is a pretty piece.
  40. I still have the piece Damofbb as far as parting with it not sure. They seem to be far and few between.
  41. Thank you! Broochman.
  42. Thank you valentino97
  43. Than you Alan, it is a heavy well made brooch.
  44. Thank you! I was attracted when I saw it.
  45. I will dilute and try a small area. Thank you
  46. Thank you Broochman for the details on my finds.
  47. Thank you Ms. Crystal......yes some very intense people out there.
  48. I will try it. It did work GREAT on the last piece you suggested I try to remove the tarnish. That You!
  49. I am sure they are not diamonds. More like crystals.
  50. Who would have thought there were so many different choices. I will have to investigate them all and I would really like to know. Thank you
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