August 20, 2016 · 4:32 pm
Here we have a gorgeous strand of Vintage Italian Murano Glass beads.
In everyone’s favourite; blue and white. I think these are exquisite. Beautifully made, each bead unique and individual, capped with a sweet little gilt fixture, and then hand knotted in silk in between, in pristine condition.
Murano is a little collection of islands, just to the north of Venice, Italy, famed for its glass making. In 1291, all the glass makers in Venice were forced to move to Murano due to the risk of fire, and the tradition of bead making began. The glass makers soon became highly revered, and were allowed to wear swords, and marry into the nobility. Murano glass is highly collectable, and sought after. This colour is rare.
This gorgeous necklace is the perfect summer accessory, would look fabulous with white linen.
Available to buy here in my eBay shop, or directly via Paypal. You won’t be disappointed – it’s amazing!
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March 12, 2015 · 9:05 am
Beautiful string of choker length pearls, vintage Ralph Lauren.
Pearls look better the longer you wear them.
Their lustre reacts with the warmth of your skin.
Wearing them makes your smile whiter and brighter.
Here’s my tip of the day, try cleaning your pearls in salt water. They came from the ocean, a watery splash of brine does wonders for their nacre, but not the thread. A quick dip in and out is all you need. Then buff with a chamois leather. Gently!
Here is a marvellous article about our love for pearl jewellery. And you can buy them at my marvellous shop!
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These are lush.
And very bright.
Bright turquoise glass beads knotted as a necklace.
Maybe they’re more ‘Celeste’ – a bright sky blue. Or possibly ‘Pearl Mystique’ with a hint of teal.
Actually, I’m going for ‘Cerulean’.
Cerulean blue, first mentioned as a colour in 1590, derived from the Latin word ‘caelum’ meaning heaven or sky.
What do you think?
Anyway, this heavenly necklace doesn’t go back to 1590, but it is vintage.
And it can be yours, right here.
We’re talking Michael Monet here, not Claude.
Although there is something quite impressionistic about the finish and texture of these lovely earrings:
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.
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.
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!
Outstanding vintage earrings signed Askew London.
Filigree design with lovely pearl drops.
These are one-off pieces, which makes them unique in my book!
Keira Knightley is a fan, so snap them up before she does!
Fabulous Etruscan style clip on earrings, beautifully made, superb quality and condition.
If you got flowers from the petrol station on Mother’s Day, then it’s time to treat yourself to something gorgeous, because you’re worth it, and they’re only £2.
And you can’t even buy a box of Maltesers for £2.
You can buy them here, the earrings that is, not the Maltesers.
Antique choker of stunning coloured glass and faux pearls.
This will complement any outfit, it’s subtle and sophisticated! Perfect for summer.
And you can buy it here….
Lovely porcelain clip-on earrings, vintage, probably 1950’s, probably from the Staffordshire Potteries, possibly Denton or Aynsley.
They look good enough to eat and you can buy them here….