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Monet Monet Monet

Monet Monet Monet

We’re talking Michael Monet here, not Claude.

Although there is something quite impressionistic about the finish and texture of these lovely earrings:

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/cmon/hd_cmon.htm

Around the time that Claude Monet was putting the finishing touches to his water lillies at Giverny, Michael Monet was launching his costume jewellery business with just $4 to his name.

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/costume-jewelry/monet

You can be part of the Monet narrative with these fab drop earrings. They are wonderful quality, and in excellent condition, signed, and perfect for the costume jewellery collector.

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April 2, 2014 · 10:44 pm

Vintage Cloisonne enamel flutterby earrings

Vintage Cloisonne enamel flutterby earrings

These hoop earrings are lush.

Depicting flowers and butterflies, they are beautifully made, super quality, and perfect to complement any outfit.

Very on trend, the colours are vibrant, just what we need after a very monochrome winter.

Butterflies are amazing insects aren’t they? They taste with their feet, and drink from muddy puddles, some butterflies live for only 2 – 4 weeks.

Romantic creatures featuring in ancient myths and legends, their beauty and fragility are renowned.

These stunning earrings will last a little longer than 2 – 4 weeks, and you can treat yourself here!

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April 1, 2014 · 1:23 pm

Butler and Wilson

Butler and Wilson Bling!

This breathtaking chap is 11″ long, and in the flesh (!) is dazzling! What a conversation piece, and when you want to rest him from his day job of making you look fabulous he¬†will look stunning at home lounging on a cushion. He is a signed book piece¬†and here is a photo of him in the B&W Rough Diamonds book:

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Take him home?

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Polcini Pierrot

Polcini vintage brooch

Polcini vintage brooch

Ralph Polcini emigrated to the United States from Italy, establishing his first costume jewellery company in 1911. Originally called Leading Jewelry, the company changed its name to Ledo after World War II. In 1954 Ralph Polcini died, leaving his business to his son Damon. The name was changed at this time to Polcini. After Damon’s death in the mid 1980s the company was scaled down in size and eventually ceased operations. The jewellery produced by Ledo/Polcini is of extremely high quality, with excellent metalwork, high quality rhinestones, and “real look” designs. The styling is often Art Deco. These pieces are collectable and becoming very rare.

Buy this brooch!

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Brooches from the Potteries

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Stunning, delicate, china brooches and earrings…

William Adderley’s factory managed to fashion these stunning earrings from the lumps of clay trawled through the Daisy Bank Works in Longton, Stoke on Trent. They are so delicate, hand painted and totally unique.

China jewellery, collectable and affordable..

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Learn more about how these stunning pieces were made….

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