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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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Butterscotch bakelite choker necklace  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Beautiful modells for jewelerstools.  - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Cool 1960's coffe cups  - Potteryin Pottery
Unusual twisted glassbead necklace  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Deep purple - antique brooch that rocks - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Vintage amber necklace  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Antique amber bead necklace  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Amber necklaces  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Treasure box  - Furniturein Furniture
Art deco necklace with interesting shapes - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

Comments

  1. Your welcome Betty!
  2. And great that you found out it was turkish. Have seen this style before and haven't been able to pin point the origin since I know niello has been used in several countries. When I was looking online...
  3. Thank you Vetraio for loving my post.
  4. https://anteeka.com/products/vintage-turkish-silver-multi-chain-mesh-bracelet.
  5. Great info Betty. I searched online for "turkish multi strand necklace" and found several examples of them. Here is one. Maybe your stone is carnelian as well. Looks like it. https://www.hautevintagej...
  6. Am I wrong when I say it looks italian to me? I also think this is vintage but "flirting" with the victorian time.
  7. So cool! In my early days of collecting I saw one of these for sale. It was red. Unfortunately I didn't buy it because I didn't know then what it was and that I actually saw a great price. Now I know ...
  8. Yes that is true, you are right ofcourse. No seed beads on this so probably from a non highend place. They don't look scratches yet, maybe it has not been worn a lot. It is too short for me since I th...
  9. No worries, I am here always. Friends stay around even if there are time inbetween comunication. All is well here, hope you are too. Love to you dear! I can understand you were happy to get these. I l...
  10. Thanks six-0-one and Ms.ChrystalShip for nice coments. Thanks for love Valentino, RichmondLori, Plein-Air-Painter, Fortapache, Newfld, Ms.ChrystalShip, Aura, Watchsearcher, six-0-one!
  11. These are so beautiful Mary! Have just been looking through some of your bakelite and celluloid you queen of vintage plastic jewelry! So enjoy looking at your beautiful pieces. Then I saw your latest ...
  12. Compacts are not my field so I can't help you. But it is beautiful and I love the photos! I haven't seen the inside of it but from these photos I must say it looks older than what you suggested. It su...
  13. Newfld how beautiful these are! Fantastic display as well.
  14. Thank you Hel1 for love!
  15. Watchsearcher I did love yours! Nice to hear I inspired you. See my answer in your post. Thank you for your nice coment.
  16. Thanks to all of you who loved my post!
  17. Thank you for loving my post Newfld Mrstyndall Aura RichmondLori Vetraio Fortapache Blunderbuss2 Hel1 Kyratango Iggy
  18. And thanks for ideas of origin. Will keep my eyes open for more of the twisted beads to make a cinclusion. Thanks!
  19. Wowwwwww! Beautiful. I like the yellow color of the twisted beads.
  20. Hel1 and Plein-Air-Painter Thanks for love!
  21. Thanks Val!
  22. Thank you jbingham!
  23. Ha ha this is quite a philosofic brooch. The question of life :) or a great communication subject "want to date?" LOL. I love it. I think you are right about the date. It also makes me think of some s...
  24. What a lovely time you have had, happy to hear that. Very cool bracelet that makes me think of ice.
  25. What a lovely brooch Mary! Beautiful blue color.
  26. Valentino Glassiegirl Fortapach Racer4four Watchsearcher Aura Vetraio Newfld Vinyl33mpm Thanks for loving my post!
  27. Thank you so much for your nice coments and insights to my necklace. Interesting to hear it is not just me who finds them nice and a bit unusual. Thanks!
  28. Cool ring and it looks scandinavian. But I don't recognise the name STENG. It should have more marks for silver purity if it was from Sweden or Finland. The mark would not look like this. If rarely wr...
  29. Don't know what it is but it could be made of ivory.
  30. Very nice! Did you read this: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/the-milky-way/
  31. So fantastic! So art deco. Love them!!
  32. Fantastic place. Makes be think of the lovely film "Strictly Ballroom" from 1992. It is nice when old places like this lives on.
  33. Beautiful! I love the color.
  34. Ha ha :) Daisy! Thank you. Have a nice day.
  35. Yes I saw about her on the news. Wonderful. I love this owl since it has such a nice feeling about it. This friend will watch over the world in the night while you sleep. I wonder about the pattern on...
  36. Nice ring! Owls are mythical and interesting birds.
  37. Thank you keramikos, I have no idea eather other. I am sure it is not antique. Thanks again for nice information and kind coments. Have a nice weekend.
  38. Keramikos Thanks for all that grate information! I have wondered about that word and now I have a better understanding. I am grateful. I don't think this is very old. From the dirt and dust that was o...
  39. Thank you Manikin!
  40. Thanks Treasure Hunter1!!
  41. And from the front I thought it was a little fox. But in the body I see a cat. I love that as well.
  42. So wonderful! Love this. Love the way the fibers of the wood creates a pattern in the cats' fur :)
  43. Very nice and different!
  44. I agree, it is a very nice brooch.
  45. Wonderful glass! The color is amazing.
  46. How sweet and fun!
  47. Oh thank you Racer4four! That is kind of you. I am happy you like it too.
  48. If you search online "siam enamel jewelry" you will find out more. Here is a link with information https://www.marketsquarejewelers.com/blogs/msj-handbook/thai-silver-nielloware-jewelry
  49. Very nice photos!
  50. Beautiful!
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