- Jun 26, 2007
I wish they were more appreciated these days. I love them!Oh they’re so beautiful! You have amazing taste.
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?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."
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.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!
Your cameo is beautiful!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?