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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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Commemorative silver coronation coin 1861 made into a brooch - World Coinsin World Coins
Is this a brooch by Lisner?  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Antique viking revival buckle brooch, Norway  - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
African trade imitation Amber beads from 1920's-1940's  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
A cool design and color: Gefle Kosmos 1966-1977  - Potteryin Pottery
What is the name of this type of chain?  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Celebrating the beauty in glass bead necklaces - Art Glassin Art Glass
Very long glassbead necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
German bakelite panel bracelet  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Foiled glass bead necklace, 1950's? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

Comments

  1. Very art noveau!
  2. Very art noveau!
  3. Very very beautiful!
  4. Wow they have been flirting with victorian jewelry when they designed these wonderful pieces. The way they have made them they almost look like cutsteel jewelry which was highfashion back inte days. B...
  5. It is one of the oldest instruments in the world and historians think it came from Asia to Europe. It has spread to almost every country in the world.
  6. The label looks vintage other than that its hard to tell. He has been very productive and things like this are still being made here in Sweden. https://swedencrystal.com/the-world-of-animals/
  7. Fantastic pieces! And great knowledge from Ms.ChrystalShip!
  8. Feeling blue now means "feeling grateful for my wonderful collection" :)? Very nice collection. I agree the last brooch doesn't look bohemian but I can't say more than that. Show the back of it and ma...
  9. Here is another one https://youtu.be/RtvRkD1gF7g
  10. If you want to hear the sound: https://youtu.be/K4oyKRiuS_w
  11. It reminds me of the market by the water just by Notre Dame, Paris. https://www.alamy.com/notre-dame-paris-france-street-market-image6958528.html Your painting has a french feeling about it if you a...
  12. Thanks for loving my post guys!
  13. Thank you glassiegirl Vetraio Blunderbuss
  14. I agree watchsearcher! There are similar ones when you Google that. But you said earlier " stamped metal finding" and that is correct and I don't see that in the ones shown when I Google, they look mo...
  15. Thank you everyone who has "loved" this post! You wonderful CW friends.
  16. Thank you everyone who has "loved" this post! You wonderful CW friends.
  17. Thank you everyone who has "loved" this post! You wonderful CW friends.
  18. Thank you Mrstyndall for your nice coment!
  19. So beautiful, what a collection! How have you managed to find these?
  20. Yes I know Broochman and you are right. But the letter or what it is is blurry in itself. I will try to take a photo in day light tomorrow.
  21. Thank you Sean, yes it is a bit unique.
  22. Is this like a travel kit or a startkit you got at the hospital after having a baby? :) I don't know but there should be a reason for making it smaller than nusual. Nice to see.
  23. Thanks Aura :)
  24. Very nice colors and shape of this brooch. The quality is so high you can "feel it" from the photos. I just adore it. Great brooch!
  25. Thank you very much Ms.ChrystalShip :)
  26. Very nice brooch!
  27. Is there any other mark than the signature? I'm from Sweden and to me it looks like the second letter after G could be ä or ö that we have in our alphabet. I can't read what it sais though but I wond...
  28. Here art noveau was called Jugend. There was a national romantic part in this that made people interested in the past. The myths around the viking gave way to something called "drakstil". That can be...
  29. Eileen you are right. Can't for sure be right but since norweigan it feels closer to vikings then celts. But here the triquetra is mentioned with both. The maker of this brooch might flirt with both. ...
  30. I agree and disagree :) ofcourse a lot of things can happen with age, even more reason not to be sure from photos and without further examination. Which Ho2cultha can - and might already have done. Bu...
  31. (see my message above) ...and if something is bone I would not call it a fake, it is just bone and it has been used for ages in many nice things.
  32. It is often hard to tell from photos if a piece is ivory or not therefore I would be a little careful in giving advice just from photos. Always look for schreger lines. I can't tell if there are schre...
  33. Malkey thank you for loving my post!
  34. Thank you racer4four.
  35. Thank you Val. You are welcome ofcourse I share the research :)
  36. What a beautiful piece and interesting conversation to follow.
  37. Thank you Vetraio, Aura and Newfld also!
  38. Thanks for love also from Vetraio, Aura and Newfld.
  39. Thank you Ms.ChrystalShip! Yes it is interesting. Grew up with all those stories and myths here. My dad used to take me with him when I was a child and we would drive to runstones to read them. He wou...
  40. Here is another piece of jewelry with that makersmark KP together with the 925 mark, said to be from 1920.
  41. Returning to this old post as I found this ftom 1920 by the same maker: https://www.tademagallery.com/jewellery/d/knoll-and-pregizer-art-deco-clip-cased-by-asprey/207087
  42. Please show the back of the piece, it interesting to us jewelry nerds :)
  43. It so interesting that you are so close to the source. So very beautiful they are. Love the flow of the paisley and the vibrant red of the coral.
  44. Very beautiful!
  45. I so love those earrings! So charming.
  46. Very nice. Such an optimistic box :) You want this delivery a bad day to make you smile.
  47. Wonderful thing that thing :)
  48. If mermaids wore jewelry this would be it :) Lovely and sparkling starfish, like bubbles.
  49. Very nice brooch and the first thing in my mind was a starfish :)
  50. Ms.ChrystalShip thank you for kind words and showing an interest in my post. Mary has seen this a long time ago in a mail from me. We talked about how to make a nice necklace of it my adding other typ...
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