Deep Blue, Sea

deco RGP ring

Some other thrifted finds from the weekend: Pictured above, an art deco, 10K rolled gold plate ring with a sapphire-coloured glass centre stone surrounded by marcasites. Very shabby (the stone is quite worn and most of the plate has disappeared), but still pretty.

starfish

Also got this starfish pendant for $2 at a yard sale on Saturday. It is marked silver, but I suspect that it is not. I suspect that the seller suspected this too, which is why she was selling it for $2 in the first place. Again, it is shiny and pretty and it makes for a fun, summery piece.

So $5 spent, but is it $5 wasted? These are fun, amusing pieces but I have so many jewels that chances are that I won’t wear them much. I must try and limit purchases to the truly amazing, I think. My new goal is to have a smaller but more exceptional collection of jewels.