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Elisabethan

Elisabethan

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I collect jewelry and my collecting field is wide due to the fact that I am very interested in jewelry history and how it can be seen in fashion, arcitecture and alsI collect jewelry and my collecting field 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 value of 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 - 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 - in my daily life - I show wear 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 because it sais something about the time it was created. Costume jewelry can be magnificent. Were I live vintage costume jewelry is not very saught after nor collected. So there really is not a lot of people, if any, to learn from here (I haven't found them). So when it comes to costume jewelry I really am at the beginning of my learningcurve. Hoping to learn more and to find interesting pieces. (Read more)

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Antique or vintage (?) black coral (?) necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
WMF glassbead necklace 1930's  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Antique pressed glassbeads - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
What type of glass is this?  - Glasswarein Glassware
Midcentury european glassbead necklace  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Art Deco Blue Morpho Butterfly Wing Sterling Silver brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
West german vintage cascade glassbeads earclips  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Victorian micro mosaic brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Vintage plastic necklace  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Venetian Blown Glass Flower Necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

Comments

  1. Thank you rhineisfine :) and yes that is right it is.
  2. Thank you very very much jscott and Newfld! Nice to "see" you too. Great ful for your coments.
  3. These are just lovely. Looks like my handwriting :)
  4. Smashing purse not pussel:)
  5. PhilDMorris I am greatful for your kind words. I am very fond of glassbeads. This is one of my favourites. Can be worn both with casual and more festive clothes.
  6. OH my Kyratango! There were some very nice pieces there! Thanks. Nice to see. Hope all is well with you.
  7. Unless there has been a mark that has been worndown and therefore not notisable.
  8. Hi, nice little ring. Doesn't it have any marks? If not then it is not from Scandinavia as suggested above. We have a long tradition of marking everything silver and gold.
  9. These look very similar to one I played with as a child here in Sweden. The white part on the handle had a cow or buffalo scull with hornes, if I remeber corectly. It had the same pattern on the pipe ...
  10. Hello! This is a beautiful set! The center part of the brooch makes it special. Great find! Happy 2022.
  11. Difficult to know. Did the person say what was missing? What details made him think that? You need an expert that have an international historic outlook. But the ring is beautiful eitherway.
  12. Thankyou Peasejean55! I wear it a lot and I am happy to have found it.
  13. Yes we do Valentino :) ! Never seem to get tired of them. Thanks.
  14. Yes Kyratango it is THE best feeling! Thanks :)
  15. Daisy1000 sorry for late answer. Thanks! Great idea. Have to book me a ticket!
  16. I love the color and shape of this brooch!
  17. Thankyou Jenni! I am happy to be here again. Don't know what happened, time just passed really fast. Yes they glow, thanks :) Happy to hear you like it to.
  18. I feel right at home when I see these. Mum have a few of them. Love the light with the glass.
  19. Ha ha thankyou Vetraio50! I feel happy :)
  20. Thanks Erica for valuable information! When was it that you bought yours? When were you in your early teens? Maybe the chain with my pendant is older and didn't come with the pendant. The chain I have...
  21. Ha ha Ms.ChrystalShip :) thank you very much! I do love them. They are a true find. I was sooo happy to find them. This weekend I plan to restring it and make it a longer necklace. Hope all is well wi...
  22. Thankyou Sean68! :)
  23. Maybe Valentino? I don't know what that is. Need to read about it. Thanks for input!
  24. What a nice and "thrilling" necklace! I really like it. I can't help you I'm afraid but by looking at your necklace I would also say it can absolutely have been made in the 50's and I would say it is ...
  25. Thankyou so much Racer4four! I am very happy :)
  26. Andreamv thankyou for your nice coment! I agree :) sometimes - quite often - it is.
  27. Thanks Valentino. I also like these soft frosted colors and how they blend together.
  28. Thankyou Valentino! Yes I must do that. Need to dwell on that a bit - which ones to use with these. Glad you find them that nice. I love them.
  29. Thankyou Celiene! They look very much alike even if I can't say for sure if they are exactly the same. The pattern can be felt when you touch it and yes the pattern is "frosted".
  30. Thank you very much jcscott!
  31. I am lost for words. Beautiful!
  32. So very beautiful!
  33. Thank you Ms.ChrystalShip :) buy some "new" ones !
  34. Thankyou Newfld:)
  35. Very beautiful!
  36. So very pritty and fun these are! Makes you happy to see them. Would look wonderful to even wear all of them together like if they were a happy bunch :) My favourite is the pink belly one holding the ...
  37. I love these! So happy, fun and beautiful they look! Great collection you have there.
  38. It is very beautiful! Amazing. Do you have a large window you could place it in? Or you need to move to a place with a fireplace :) I would never part from this if it was mine ha ha.
  39. Thank you keramikos for nice info! Yes I am being a bit victorian here :) admiring and keeping my sugareggs for years. I think I bought the small one or got it as a gift. I am sure it is at least 20 y...
  40. Dear friends, thanks for your help. I mark this as solved just realized I had missed doing that. :)
  41. So sweet they are - like you Jenni. Thanks for your easter greeting in my post. I answer here as well. Happy easter!
  42. Thank you Jennie that is so sweet of you! Happy easter to you as well. I have a day off today on my own so I am planting easter flowers and making wreaths to decorate with. I am enjoying myself that i...
  43. Thanks Newfld! Whish you the same although it is not a tradition I am familiar with :)
  44. So very beautiful!
  45. Thank you to all of you who have loved my brooch:)
  46. So very fab! Wonderful necklace. Would love to see the back of it as well.
  47. Thank you Jscott0363, Valentino97 and Newfld for your nice coments! It is difficult to catch the iridescence of the wings in the photos. The way the tiny scales catch and reflect the light is remarkab...
  48. Thanks RichmondLori! I agree but find it ok to reuse something old and beautiful.
  49. Thanks Ms.ChrystalShip!
  50. Thanks to everyone who noticed my brooch.
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