I thought I'd do a little reminiscing today.....I've always loved jewellery and I guess most of you have one or three favourite pieces and I must admit to having a passion for rings, so I have quite a collection.
Years ago, almost Once upon a Time, I had a great passion for earrings. There was a shop down the bottom of Regent Road in Yarmouth I used to visit regularly. They had lovely costume jewellery and every couple of weeks or so I'd be able to afford another pair of earrings, at three shillings and sixpence a go! The quality of these particular earrings was so good I still have several pairs, that look in mint condition. My favourites were the little gold hearts pierced with an arrow and they still fetch comments today. Since then I have had my ears pierced and have some respectable gold and pearl pieces.
A few weeks ago I found Etsy, that many of you know and while browsing I looked for vintage signed earrings. VOILA! I was in heaven, back to my teens, finding some beauties from the 50's, 60's and 70's. Temptation got the better of me and over a few weeks I have bought some.
Top left are gold toned metal flowers made by Giovanni. Bottom left lovely rope clusters from Napier.
Bottom right are not signed but have pretty pink stones in a gold leaf shaped setting.
But the pearl buttons are a sheer delight. These are Crown Trifari, and just look how the pearl has been taken around the back. Beautiful work. Considering the age of these (40 years!) I think they are special.
The costume jewellery made then was really made to last. So I hope I haven't made you jealous of my finds. If you have any stories about your old costume jewellery I'd really love to hear them.
So until then, lots of love and hugs,