This is a great statement necklace of lapis and agate beads. But I am most fascinated by those fabulous sterling silver beads. The colors are great though, as I hear my husband hollering in the background, "Go Gators, Go Gators". Lapis and agate sterling silver bead necklace can be found here.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
This is a hand stamped sterling silver men's bolo tie with blue turquoise gemstones. The picture just says it all about this piece. Men's turquoise bolo tie necklace can be found here.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
I listed this one of a kind men's bolo tie with inlay gemstones. The stones are turquoise, jasper and black coral, inlay on shell. It's really well made, with a JA and 78 on the back. I have had this for such a long time and I often wonder, is it better just to to ahead and put it up for sale, or put it in the drawer forever, waiting to figure out what the marks mean, or who the maker is? My drawer of "what is this" is turning into 2 drawers. What would you do? Men's gemstone bolo tie can be found here.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
This is a 5 Strand necklace of hand carved conch shell birds and black glass beads. Don't you find it fascinating at the patience, time and skill it would take to carve these birds for necklaces like this?
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Turquoise may be the oldest stone know to mankind. It has been known by many names, but the word turquoise dates back to the 17th century, and is derived from the French turques for "Turks", because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey.
For thousands of years, Turquoise has spanned all cultures, prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, and protection.
Isn't this Chinese turquoise bead necklace incredible? You can find it in my store. Chinese turquoise disk bead necklace
Nothing like wearing gemstones! This beautiful double strand gemstone bead necklace is a mixture of carnelian and faceted calcite beads, accented ornate sterling silver beads. Carnelian and calcite beaded gemstone necklace can be found here.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
This vintage lucite bead necklace and earrings demi set would definitely turn heads. It is very colorful with textured orange and yellow beads in different shapes and sizes. This set is marked W Germany and has stood the test of time. Vintage orange bead necklace and earrings set found here.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
I just listed this coat of arms gold plated brooch by Miriam Haskell. It has a very majestic style and is designer signed. Miriam Haskell was an American designer of affordable costume jewelry from 1920 through the 1960's. Miriam Haskell coat of arms brooch can be found here.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
This is a vintage handmade sterling silver brooch by Francisco Rivera. It has turquoise gemstones and many marks, Taxco 925, eagle 3, Mexico and a distinctive R for Francisco Rivera.
Francisco Rivera worked for William Spratling. Most of his work was marked "Emma", for whom he designed and produced jewelry. Billie Hougart states that was a talented designer and silversmith - "The Little Book Of Mexican Silver Trade And Hallmarks". Sterling silver Francisco Rivera Taxco brooch can be found here.
These long drippy rhinestone rhinestone earrings are perfect for your special occasion. They are pierced and have prong set stones in colors blue topaz and citrine. If you had these, were would you wear them? Long vintage rhinestone earrings can be found here.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
I absolutely love these multi-strand necklace and earring set. This set It has several shades of blue, clear crystal beads and unique gold tone spacers. This set is just a beautiful example of vintage jewelry. Vintage Blue Beaded Necklace and Earrings can be found here.