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)