I have been collecting, buying & selling vintage & antique jewels for awhile now…though it started as the seed of an idea for an online business…it’s transformed into something quite different.  While I was initially jazzed by the glamor and sparkle of all the rhinestone beauties, my fascination continued to build in a different direction…

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Those extraordinary figurals!  Art imitates life…be it a sea creature, a musician or a flag…I am mesmerized by the interpretations of different designers.  This niche is referred to as figural jewelry.  Whimsical, tender, playful and symbolic…each one of these pieces, particularly the really old European pieces, are made with superior craftsmanship and the detail is magical.

 

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Needless to say, I suddenly realized that I have amassed a rather significant, and beautiful collection of jewelry in this genre….My absolute favorite, well..I have a few…but my favorite of the month, is a scorpion brooch.  Set in pinchbeck, with glass or paste stones in bezel settings, this piece is rich in detail and composition…an interesting combination of colors and cuts, the stones are stunning…see what you think.

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