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14k Gold Cameo

stracci2000

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Well, gentle reader, Stracci has finally found something she has been searching for.
Years ago, I knew a sophisticated lady who had a big gold cameo. I always hoped to have one for my own.
Behold today's lucky find.
And even sweeter was the price.
Thrift store, 50 cents.
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stracci2000

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Oh they’re so beautiful! You have amazing taste.
I wish they were more appreciated these days. I love them!
The pendant is probably pinchbeck. The one with floral details is gold filled with patina in the carving, which I have never tried to clean. So I was very happy to add a new one to the family!
 

stracci2000

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So glad it found you....it’s beautiful!!!!! It’s ALL beautiful!!
Me: "The thrift stores must think pins are junk, and only old ladies like them. But I like them!"
DH: " Because you are an old lady."
Hmmmmph!
 

StephanieLynn

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Me: "The thrift stores must think pins are junk, and only old ladies like them. But I like them!"
DH: " Because you are an old lady."
Hmmmmph!
That is hysterical! He sounds a lot like my husband. One night I said to him "you know I feel like you never look at me" just to see what he would say and his response?

"You wouldn't either" He is such a jerk, of course he is only joking but still!

Back to cameos, I saw quite a few at the pawn shops yesterday AND I even spotted a camphor glass pendant with a diamond accent, so pretty!
 

stracci2000

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AND I even spotted a camphor glass pendant with a diamond accent, so pretty!
I never see these! I have a sterling one, but I want gold!
You didn't buy it? I'm gonna send you some money to go pawn shopping for me!
 

StephanieLynn

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I never see these! I have a sterling one, but I want gold!
You didn't buy it? I'm gonna send you some money to go pawn shopping for me!
I didn't because I got all caught up in looking at rings and forgot about it! Maybe I'll go back, I have no idea how much they want for it.
 

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Stracci2000, could really learn a thing or two if I came shopping with you! :mrgreen2: Think distance is a problem as I am in the UK. :lol-2:
 

glitterata

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Yes! Thrift stores and yard sales are my hunting grounds. It's like sport for me!
Tell us about your cameo, @glitterata!
Me too!

Mine was an online auction find many moons ago, when the world was young, cameos were out of fashion, gold was cheap, and bargains were to be had. She’s a shell cameo of a maenad, probably mid-19th century. I love cameos and have collected quite a few over the years. They come in and out of fashion—I think the last time they were in was the late 1980s—and I think we’re due for a revival soon.

Brooches can be a great bargain because people associate them with old ladies, as your husband says. I just embrace my inner (and, let’s face it, outer) old lady and enjoy them.

Your 50c-er is an impressive buy! Really nice carving to go with that solid gold mounting. I would say Edwardian—do you think so too?
 

stracci2000

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Me too!

Mine was an online auction find many moons ago, when the world was young, cameos were out of fashion, gold was cheap, and bargains were to be had. She’s a shell cameo of a maenad, probably mid-19th century. I love cameos and have collected quite a few over the years. They come in and out of fashion—I think the last time they were in was the late 1980s—and I think we’re due for a revival soon.

Brooches can be a great bargain because people associate them with old ladies, as your husband says. I just embrace my inner (and, let’s face it, outer) old lady and enjoy them.

Your 50c-er is an impressive buy! Really nice carving to go with that solid gold mounting. I would say Edwardian—do you think so too?
Your cameo is beautiful!
I'm trying to do more research about them. I just found this web site that shows the most stunning cameos I have ever seen.
 
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