Old Loves…a peak at vintage pieces

The innate desire to adorn our bodies has carried on throughout the ages. Over time most folks acquire collections; each piece visually expressing a piece of their person. Tonight I’ll be sharing a few pieces of mine that have stuck, clinging to the depths of my many jewelry boxes…trunks…drawers. Most have been passed down from my grandmother. One of the signature 1950’s American ladies with drawers chock full of costume jewelry and old treasures, drifting near their gold tubed bright carnelian lipsticks… 

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Costume, war pin.

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A pocket watch from my grandfather, engraved with his initials…

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Vintage silver and natural turquoise cuff bracelets. All except the larger silver piece from my grandmother…

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Vintage seed bead necklaces from my grandmother and great nana from Carpathian mountains…

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A lovely vintage French lace and shell button necklace I found in a tiny antique store in Avallon, France. Paired with a vintage Greek bronze necklace, and old locket…

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Southwestern jewels, including a most beloved “Story Teller” ring, and old Navajo green turquoise ring…

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An old (Turkish?) belt, and an all time favourite. I’m not a fan of wearing belts in general, but one of my friends who shares a love in antiquing captured this beauty for me. This Victorian belt is made of old black velvet and silver. It hooks gingerly and because of the era, actually fits me. It’s such a lovely piece with fine detailing…

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Ancient dynasty Chinese earrings made with silver and other metals, paired with Middle Eastern earrings…

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Last but not least, my squash blossom. I’ve always wanted one of these grand pieces. The one I was lucky to find is of a smaller scale compared to others I’ve seen which is perfect for me. The silver work is beautiful, and each hollow bead is handmade unlike squash blossoms that came along in later decades. The natural turquoise is a high quality deep blue, possibly Morenci mine (definitely from one of the Arizona mines). This piece is stamped and signed by the artist which is important to me on old pieces. Not only for authenticity, but because the artist cared enough about their work to claim. This piece is Navajo made.

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That’s all folks! Stay tuned to the blog for a Stacking Ring guide coming soon. New items will also be hitting both shops this Sunday morning!

xx Stray Arrow

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4 thoughts on “Old Loves…a peak at vintage pieces

  1. Thanks for sharing all your old beloved pieces… I love the seed bead necklace…you can feel a piece of history just by looking it and off course the squash blossom is amazing…what a dream piece !

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