Saturday, May 9, 2015

Vintage Jewelry

I received more jewelry that had been my grandmother's. The last batch didn't have much I would wear. It turns out grandpa had a stash of the good stuff!
I will be keeping these sweet necklaces for personal wear and enjoyment. The chains have seen better days but I can change that!
I got the idea from a fellow blogger about using a shadow box to display family pieces that aren't going to be worn. Eventually I will do this and include the initialed pieces.
I have a number of Scottish pieces already but received these clip on earrings too which will also end up in that shadow box. They are all sterling with amazing patina! That is the thistle on the right which is the Emblem of Scotland. Yes, those are bagpipes on the left.
I will be keeping this Edwardian feeling costume pearl necklace for my personal wear!
There were a couple of great costume jewelry sets that will be looking for a new home via eBay for someone to cherish.

I will also keep this sterling cuff. Most likely it is a genuine vintage Navajo bracelet. It is a bent mess but will still look great on!
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying Spring! It finally feels amazing in Massachusetts! ~Val

21 comments:

  1. some beautiful pieces! yes, a shadow box will be a great display/keepsake! :)

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  2. Fabulous pieces, Val! I love that oval bird pendant and the pearl necklace - glad you are intending
    on wearing those :) The floral brooch is so cute!! Have a lovely weekend :)

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  3. what fun! so many treasures to "re" love here ... and keep some family pieces. Beautiful!

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  4. Oh Val, these jewelry pieces are so pretty! How fun to receive more of your grandmother's items :) Enjoy your Sunday!

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  5. I love the pendant with the bird on it! How fun to be allowed to go through all grandma's pieces. I love the idea of the shadow box. A great way to enjoy the pieces you wouldn't actually wear.

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  6. The pendant with the bird is gorgeous! Could you give me the name of that chef-documentary? I can check if it's available here :-)

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  7. Good news about the weather! That pearl necklace is very pretty and the cuff with the blue stone too! Hope you are enjoying your weekend :)

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  8. I am LOVING those pendants on the chains, that turqoise & silver cuff and I'm a PEARL girl! He definitely was keeping the good stuff. Val. Enjoy refurbishing and wearing them. They will always hold a special place in your heart.
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  9. Good job Miss Val,
    Keep continue working on it like this that looks amazing and attractive. I love jewelry and their arts. However sometimes I brought such kinds of jewelry that I did recently by purchase a necklace from an online store as jjensendesigns.com.

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  10. What beautiful treasures, Val! Holding that old jewelry, remembering some of them being worn by your Grandmother, that connection is priceless. Enjoy what you keep and someone else will enjoy the rest :-)
    Those Scottish pieces have a wonderful, slightly medieval vibe to them. Very cool!

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  11. Lovely pieces!

    - Audrey
    http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

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  12. great pieces dear,am sure you must treasure this jewelry since they were your grandmum

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  13. Val, I really love everything!!! She had great taste! Lots of beautiful treasures!! Big Hugs ;o)

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  14. Beautiful pieces, dear Val!!!
    Have a good week!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  15. They are nice pieces Val. The leaf design brooch and earrings with the coloured cabs leapt out at me as it's so colourful!
    It's very spring-like in the UK at the moment too :D

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  16. hello, as always a great post, and I took note of everything. kisses

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  17. What great treasures! I love the idea of storing them in a shadow box for display.
    And that turquoise cuff is just gorgeous! I love the stone and the feather along the side!

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  18. Awesome post! Love the photos too. Have a great day! :)

    kisses;
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  19. some lovely pieces of jewellery there :)

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Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val