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Monday, July 2, 2012

My Must Have: Antique Jewelry

For over 25 years, my parents owned the county's only pawnshop. We had musical instruments, electronics, and weapons, but we specialized in jewelry. As a result of decades of staring at the variety of treasures in our cases, I developed a deep love for the craftsmanship involved in antique jewelry. From hand-cut diamonds to delicate platinum basketwork, modern jewelry couldn't hold a candle to these beauties. Pre-WWII jewelry was a particular favorite -- Art Deco geometry, Art Nouveau fantasy, and Victorian decadence.



Antique Turquoise



The hand-cut gems, the delicate gold work, and the item's history all converge together to make antique jewelry special. And a special item can provide a simple outfit with a pop.

Bright Pants, Antique Earrings



Scroll through the gallery below for some of my favorite (and crazy-expensive) antique jewelry on Polyvore.



4 comments:

Nora Bradshaw said...

The South Bend farmers' market has an antique jewelry stand by the big coffee place where you can buy caramel apples. You probably already knew that, though! I found a gorgeous opal ring there once.

Jael Paris said...

I did not know this! Field trip!

Rachel Lambes said...

Love this post. It's so you :)

Natasha xoxo said...

Love the mint/coral color combination ;) Happy Monday!

<3, natasha @ twenty-something blog