Tag Archive: Retro jewelry

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Tangerine Dream

Pantone has named Tangerine Tango as it’s Colour of the Year for 2012. I celebrate this shade choice with a few citrussy faves that have passed through my collections. Schiaparelli Scarf Art Deco… Continue reading

Ghouly Jewellery: Creepy Crawly Bug Brooch

Take a boo at my creepy mid-century modern bug brooch.

Pretty Ladies: Vintage Hard Stone and Shell Cameos

Gracious Good shows two examples of vintage cameo jewelry — a hard stone, late Victorian lavelier and a shell brooch

My Thrift Trip To Scarborough

A summary of a day spent searching for vintage jewellery in thrift shops.

Midweek Modness: Bond Boyd Sterling Heiroglyph Earrings

I’m a sucker for all things Egyptian and pseudo Egyptian, like these ’70s-era sterling silver earrings. They bear the mark of a Canadian company called Bond Boyd, which was established in 1944. I… Continue reading

My Favourite Things: Pale Blue I

Whilst hanging up my laundry (above) I came to a sudden realization that more than half of my wardrobe has blue in it. I always thought my go to colours were green or… Continue reading

In the Pink: Finds From The St. Lawrence Market

Here are three more lucky two dollar finds from the St. Lawrence Antique Market. Above is a retro Aurora Borealis rhinestone brooch. It was missing two navettes, which I replaced with pink versions… Continue reading

Happy 75th Anniversary Lucite!

The plastic known as Lucite celebrates it’s 75th birthday this year. This clear thermoplastic (meaning it can be shaped) is also known as Perspex, Plexiglass or Acrylic Glass. One of the first jewelleries… Continue reading

Do Over: Aquamarine Ring

Eight or nine years ago, the artist Rachel Feinstein appeared in a Marc Jacobs ad wearing her signature 68 carat aquamarine ring. This ring fired up a desire to obtain a ginormous jewel.… Continue reading

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