Tag Archive: Victorian Jewelry

Kiss Me I’m Partially Irish

As you may or may not know, my paternal grandmother was a Collins of the Spaniard’s Bay Collinses who were descended from the County Cork Collinses. To celebrate my tiny fraction of Irish… Continue reading

I Choo-Choo-Choose You

To celebrate the day, here’s a collage of some vintage and retro sentimental jewelry finds (Clockwise from top left): A silver and diamond chip ring; a Victorian revival locket bracelet; A Victorian token… Continue reading

Think Pink: Victorian Paste and Pink Topaz

They say as you get older, you should wear more pink because it’s flattering. And since we were on the subject of pink stone Victorian jewellery, here more snaps of some other 19th… Continue reading

Do Over: 1850s Brooch Conversion

This is not my do-over. People have been upcycling old jewellery since way before our time. Here is a brooch dating from the 1840s or 1850s that was transformed into a pendant. How… Continue reading

Robbie Burns Day Special

As you may or may not know, I am one quarter Scots. I bring this up only as an excuse to show a picture of some of my Scottish Pebble jewellery. These pieces… Continue reading

Top Five Finds of 2010

A quick review of some of my favourite Thrift Club finds, including the Victorian Slide Mesh Bracelet, (pictured above) that I got in the fall but am only sharing here for the first… Continue reading

Late Victorian Paste Earrings

It’s been a long, weird week and I am feeling the need reaffirm my commitment to sparkle motion. Perhaps I’ll wear these earrings today. They date from the late Victorian period They feature… Continue reading

Lucky Lady: Victorian Shell Cameo

Let me tell you a story about jewellery pickers. You see them at the thrift shops all the time — they are the ones who bring magnifying loupes with them so they can… Continue reading

My Committment to Sparkle Motion

Forgive the craptacular pictures, but I just had to share the fantastic jewels I got at the CAFTCAD Movie Wardrobe Sale. I am particularly enamoured of the look of vintage 9ct chain (it’s… Continue reading

Locket To Me

Here are a random collection of pictures I have found in lockets I have come across. Above and below are some Victorian-images. The lady’s photo above has a stamp that indicates that it… Continue reading

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