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Elisabethan

Elisabethan

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For as long as I can remember I have been interested in old things with history. The collector soul in me was born :) Today I am a jewelry collector and my collFor as long as I can remember I have been interested in old things with history. The collector soul in me was born :) Today I am a jewelry collector and my collection is wide due to the fact that I am very interested in jewelry history and how it can be seen in fashion, arcitecture and also how jewelry fashion has evolved when times have changed. It is somewhat a democratic process as new materials made it possible to make less expensive jewelry that became afordable to a larger group. I collect all kinds of jewelry that I find special, afordable and wearable. I am not so fascinated by valuable and fine metals or stones as such, but much more drawn to what style it represents, era, coloreffects or meaning. My favourite era is around 1880-1930. But I will go beyond that for the right piece :) I only buy pieces I plan to wear as I think that is the whole point with jewelry. Jewelry is art to be worn and shown to others. So I am not creating a museum, instead I am creating a living jewelry exibition and every day I show a piece from it by wearing a piece of jewelry from my collection. I don't hesitate to lend my jewelry to family and close friends as long as they are careful with them. I love for others to see and learn more about vintage and antique jewelry. That is why CW is so great, we learn from each other! (Read more)

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Autumn wear  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage uranium glass bead necklace  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
My latest find  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Rörstrand Sweden teapot from 1955 - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Bakelite fruitknifes from Solingen Germany  - Kitchenin Kitchen
Midcentury foil glass brooch  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Art noveau presented in a beautiful book cover. Post 2 of 2. - Booksin Books
Art noveau presented in a beautiful book cover. Post 1 of 2. - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Butterscotch bakelite choker necklace  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Beautiful modells for jewelerstools.  - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware

Comments

  1. Thanks for your thoughts Mary. Interering also about the whimsical stuff :)
  2. Thanks friend :) if you look at the yellow necklaces down to the left, it is the one with round beads that looks more orange. But I still like it :)
  3. Thanks Mary! It is the orange one. And yes the beautiful necklace you made for me is there. And now I realize I have the red necklace you made and that was in my jewelry box so I forgot to put it in t...
  4. Beautiful bracelets! What ever they are. They obviously are imitating amber :) Love the color and shape! It is sometimes hard to tell plastic from plastic. I think the word lucite also is missused whe...
  5. So sweet!
  6. Yes, thanks MS.ChrystalShip.
  7. These are very nice! Love the green color ofcourse:)
  8. O I so love this! The shape, the size and The craft. So so wonderful Mary!
  9. Still hopeing someone will know who made this.
  10. I love it, it is fun and different.
  11. Wow what a fantastic color! Love the movement in that as well. Wonderful.
  12. Thank you very much Ms.ChrystalShip, love that coment of yours :) Have a nice weekend
  13. Ha ha race4four:) ! I will stay away from eating the beads. Thanks for the nice comment. Feel calmer now.
  14. Yes that is a point worth thinking about :)
  15. Found this on CW about uranium https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/these-people-love-to-collect-radioactive-glass/
  16. Oh ok Val: ) :)
  17. Thanks Valentino! And I don't know what to do now?! It doesnt sound like something one would want to wear? ......
  18. Fantastic brooch, one of the best I have seen! Beautiful!!
  19. Beautiful amber ring! It is said the vikings called it "tears of the gods". Here in sweden today it is called "bärnsten". Way back People thought it to have healing powers and that it would protect fr...
  20. How special and beautiful!
  21. O Newfld, you'r in my neighbourhood now :) this brings back childhood memories. Almost everyone had one of these in their homes here in Sweden. I love this blue color. I collected tiny mini glass ani...
  22. How very beautiful! I love the colors and the swirls.
  23. Thank you six-0-one, Newfld, Ms.ChrystalShip and Valentino for you nice and kind coments. Glad you like them. Thanks everyone for loving my post!
  24. Thankyou Valentino and kwqd for your nice coments. Yes it will be a pleasure to use, used it yesterday and I did :)
  25. Beautiful! Great to see this fantastic piece of jewelry! Their porcelain has always made me think of cameos. I think it is a fun thought to think that they were inspired by cameojewelry for their porc...
  26. Thanks Malkey and Watchsearcher for loving my post!
  27. Thank you Newfld, lingonberry red is a good decription :). Thanks for nice comment and love of my post. Have a nice Day!
  28. Thanks to everyone for loving this post!
  29. Thanks dear friend Valentino :)
  30. Absolutely beautiful!
  31. I love it, looks like a beautiful creature from the deepest parts of the sea. Fantastic!
  32. Iptools Thanks for nice coment! Thanks everyone who has payed attention to this post!
  33. Fhrjr2 Thanks for interesting information. I don't have knowledge about what emargos was in effect between countrys in Europe before and after the war. I don't live in the US so the "we" probably don'...
  34. Thanks vinyl33rpm for nice coment!
  35. Racer4four Thanks, that would be nice, picnic with CW friends. Thanks for your charming coment.
  36. Thankyou Newfld! Yes I also think they look cheerful, happy and fun :)
  37. Thank you Daisy!
  38. Wonderful! You are welcome. I collect vintage and antique jewelry in order to wear them. I always look for mexican pieces ftom mid century and earlier but they are hard to find here in Scandinavia wer...
  39. You are welcome joy314. I am certain it is Elma but it is up to you to decide who can hold the brooch and see the mark with your own eyes. It is a very nice brooch and of good quality. Very wearable. ...
  40. I love vintage mexican silver jewelry. Have looked but havent been able to find the mark either. But I don't read it as mentioned here. I read it Elna in script. When I search online "Mexican silver E...
  41. Because it is in the shape of the fleur-de-lis it makes me think it could be french. It also looks like it is a earring or pendant later made into a brooch. Therefore you should probably turn it aroun...
  42. Beautiful brooch. Sorry I don't recognise the makersmark. Have you had a look threw here https://www.925-1000.com/mexican_menu.html
  43. Thanks Valentino, you might be right. I don't know where most foil glass beads were made? Thanks everyone for loving the post.
  44. Thanks everyone for loving my post.
  45. You are right Roycroftbooksfromme1 :)
  46. Thanks jbingham :) for your kind coment. Thanks everyone for loving my post.
  47. Thanks guys for loving my post.
  48. Stunning elegance!
  49. Oh I must have missed this. Wonderful bakelite jewelry in a wonderful color.
  50. I love blue but I agree Ms.ChrystalShip it is nice to see other colors. Thank you dear for your nice coment. I love drops too.
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