So a few years ago my mother sent me a bunch of jewelry she had that was her mother’s and I recently pulled it all out to have a look. There are some stunning pieces and some crazy stuff, all of it costume from what I can tell but I thought it would be fun to share and document what all I have here.
There might be a couple of things my mother passed to me that were hers mixed in, hopefully she will shed some light in the comments or share a story about any of the bits she may have memories attached to.
If you follow me on Instagram or notice my side panel Instagram widget you may recognize a few, I was posting some a few months ago.
Also, a quick disclaimer and apology on the quality of the photography, I’m certainly not anywhere near a professional photographer and I was using my phone so I apologize for the quality … many of the pieces were very sparkly which made the shots difficult as well. Moving forward…
We begin with earrings, these are almost all clip on style (ouch!):
Necklaces, pins and charms:
Rings and bracelets:
Next we have the Rhinestone and faux pearls:
And finally we come to the watches, a couple of which I found are wind up and still work!
All of these should easily qualify as vintage if not antique but I have no idea if there is any value to any of them. This site describes the difference and it’s saying antique generally is anything over 100 years old…I wonder if some of these pieces might be approaching that range.
It was fun going through them, admittedly I have worn several pieces and intend to take good care of these for years to come.