March 6, 2015 · 6:30 pm
Here we have a lush Art Deco Filigree Czech Brooch.
Very intricate. Very charming. And very reasonably priced.
If you are looking for a beautifully made antique, for the price of a bag of chips and a bottle of wine, then look no further.
Keep your eyes peeled. This weekend I am going to write a lot. An awful lot. About Chinese textiles, here is a little peek:
Do you know what it is yet?
Go on, have a guess….
Filed under antiques, Art Deco, Writing
Tagged as 1930's style, antique jewellery, antique textiles, antiques, Art Deco, bohemia, Chinese textiles, poshpedlar, vintage brooch
February 15, 2015 · 12:16 pm
Good old amethysts; the Ancient Greeks would have us believe amethysts ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus.
So if you like a tipple, this is the brooch for you!
This stunning 1940’s pin sparkles and twinkles away, and just one glimpse of it will keep you quick witted and clear headed all day long, another Ancient Greek myth….?
Fabulous condition, superb quality. If your Valentine’s Day didn’t live up to expectations, then now is the time to treat yourself!
Buy this brooch here, in my new ETSY shop, before someone else does!
Filed under Accessories, Art Deco, costume jewellery, Fashion, Jewellery, Jewelry, vintage jewellery, vintage jewelry
Tagged as 1940's, amethyst brooch, amethyst pin, poshpedlar, vintage brooch, vintage pin
Not a lot apparently.
Only rather alarming looking words ending in …cyst.
So it’s hardly surprising that there is little in the literary canon about the good old amethyst.
It just isn’t poetic enough.
Let’s try another approach. Take a look at the etymology.
From the Greek ‘amethustos’ meaning ‘sober’, the amethyst will guard against drunkenness.
Here then, is a beautiful amethyst necklace for the lush in your life, a lush not fond of poetry.
Oh, and the Lady at The Telegraph, loves all things purple, especially the amethyst. It is the gem to buy in 2014.
A very elegant piece, real quality…. and you can buy it here!