Anyone have a favorite jewelry story to share,..We would love you to share it with us..
Here is Mine..My first major Jewelry Purchase...
In The late 1970's early 80's, My parents would set up at a flea
> market, in Ma.They had convinced me to do the same, I started to
> buy various items at yard sales, Mostly CJ and sell them at the
> fleamarket..One Sunday AM I decided to walk the market to see what
> I could find,(I Thought I was an Expert by Now), I came upon a
> table covered with the most interesting CJ items, I had ever
> seen.When I inquired of the price the woman told me $1 each or all
> for .50 each, She promptly told me she had acquired them from an
> old Theatre and believed they were from the 1920's..They were so
> interesting I bought them all, With No idea what they were. There
> was approx 85 pieces of Belts ,Necklaces ,Brooches, Bracelets, and
> Buckles, When I arrived home I started to look in my one and only
> jewelry book.(do not recall which one)..Well, I found a few
> examples of my mystery jewels, ...Egyptian Revival,
> Bakelite,-Celluloid -Brass -Faux Gems -molded glass Scarabs and
> Pharaoh's heads ,Ect..What a Collection, ...And ,No I did Not save
> a single Piece.