Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Jewel purpose
As you can imagine, there was quite a bit of jewellery which accumulated at Euphemia over the last 105 years.
The majority (possibly all) of it is just costume jewellery, but for someone who has had a long standing fascination with vintage jewellery, it's interesting to me all the same.

When we were clearing out the house we came across a lot of earrings and bangles, beads and brooches, hairclips and bracelets. Being in a bit of a rush to just clear the debris, we stashed all found jewellery items into the one big hatbox, and by the end of the first day we could barely get the lid shut.
Thought you may be interested in having a sticky at some of the pieces.
The above clear crystal beads and matching earrings are beautiful, and I believe they're from about the 1920s or 1930s.

The pearl bracelet above is beautiful and dainty.
It was in a Mikimoto box, however I have been
told by an estate jewellery specialist that they aren't genuine pearls, although I didn't clarify with her exactly what they were.
The opal earrings above are also apparently just costume jewellery.
The gold compact with London scenes on the front is lovely.
The feathers were kept with some of the jewellery, and I'd say they would have been used to decorate hats or as hair pieces.

The green and black beaded necklace above is long and in great condition and is also appararently 1920s or 1930s.

I wear this silver and green brooch as a pendant, as it has a loop on the back of it which enables it to be used as either. It actually looks quite modern, and I'm partial to a bit of green especially in Summer.

The silver and pearl set of brooch and earrings is very beautiful, although not really fashionable at the moment. It's very well made and heavy. Gorgeous.

I believe these are amber beads although I'm not certain. They are definitely some sort of naturally occuring gem or stone as they are heavy and have imperfections. I wear them a lot although they badly need restringing.

I wear these two silver ladies often and together, with jeans or at night. Both are very old I believe, and I love them.

I've got a few different pieces of these classic white diamantes. Pictured here are two stretchy bracelets and a double strand necklace. I also have a single strand one too in exactly the same style.
I'm like a bowerbird, I just love shiny things!

This is a dinky little set of coloured diamantes which includes a bracelet, earrings and a brooch.
Stay tuned! I've got more to show you very soon........


  1. I'm certain the previous owners of these 'lovelies' would be so pleased to know they are again being loved and used.

  2. oh my gosh, these are gorgeous. I love seeing all the things you uncover!