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In my world, collecting has always been finding a little treasure here and there.  Slowly, over the years, that developed into a rather substantial collection of over 700 pieces.  One of the antique dealers I have grown to know and love, has retired, and closed her shop.  She invited me to go through her inventory and see what I might like to have.  I bought it all.  I just couldn’t resist.  There were so many beautiful pieces that I knew would never be available again.  I am now the proud owner of a massive collection.  I am having a blast going through it all.  It was all meticulously stored, by category, and in pristine condition.  There are many signed pieces…Dior, Ciner, Trifari, Art, Florenza, Original by Robert….And every kind of figural!  Cats, butterflies, birds, dogs, flowers, rhinestone necklaces, earrings…too much to mention.  I am going through it slowly…carefully photographing it, and will be listing it on my site for you over time.  Here are a few pictures to share the journey

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From my early years as a ballerina, I wore gorgeous costume jewelry to perform.  Never in a million years, did I ever imagine I would own such a massive collection of jewelry….nearly all of it costume!  The attention to detail, the impeccable craftsmanship, and let’s not forget, the mega watt shine & sparkle make those glamorous jewels from yesteryear so appealing.  The right jewelry can make every girl feel like a million and the array of colors and design make them versatile enough to go with your wedding dress…or a little leather and denim.  These are some of my faves….

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