Tag Archive: Vintage Jewelry

Three Ring Circus

I got three new rings today. These purchases were guided by two very different style icons. The first is Patti Smith. I just finished reading her book Just Kids. In several passages she… Continue reading

Would You Rather: Arc de Triomphe or Kirpan?

Feeling crafty tonight. I found this Kirpan pendant at the Value Village tonight (along with a Los Castillo Taxco jewellery pouch — too bad I can’t afford any Los Castillo jewellery) My first… Continue reading

Smokey Gets In My Eyes

I’ve been a busy bee of late. I’m way behind on cataloging my vintage jewels. Heck, I’m way behind on my vintage jewel hunting. Not finding fantastic new bijoux every week has, however,… Continue reading

Distressed Rings

If they can sell pre-shredded jeans, does that mean intentionally distressed jewellery can be far behind? Pictured above are two very well loved rings that I found at the St. Lawrence Market. I… Continue reading

Vintage Jewellery Ads From 1985

I bought a Victoria & Albert Album from 1985 to help me research antique and retro clothing and jewellery. Since the book is 25 years old itself, I realized that the fashions and… 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

Siamese Sterling Dream

Pictured above are some recent Siam Sterling finds. I have a mini collection of these pieces, because I like the play between their delicate etchings and the heavy, gunmetal backgrounds. This “niello” or… Continue reading

Even More Value Village Finds!

It was a great weekend for vintage finds. And I haven’t even started taking pictures of Saturday’s garage sale booty yet! Here is the last of my discoveries from last Friday’s trip to… Continue reading

Golden Years

Gold prices hit an all-time high last Friday, breaking the $1250 US/a troy ounce barrier. Which is making it harder to find fancy jewels at places like the Value Village or Goodwill. Unless… Continue reading

Burro Time!

Another find from the Kitchener Mennonite Central Committee shop — Three vermeil matching burro brooches, signed Sterling SB. I’m guessing that they date from the late 1940s or 1950s, as these kind of… Continue reading

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