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Saturday, July 26, 2008


Do you love wearing bracelets? I do! And oddly enough, I like them both chunky and delicate. It all depends on mood and what you're wearing, doesn't it. Those days when you're feeling bold and confident and want to draw attention to yourself, you might choose jewelry that's louder than on those days when your mood is subdued. And of course, choosing what jewelry to wear on any particular day depends on what you're doing and where you're going.

Then there's some jewelry, like gold bracelets, that you put on and just leave on because they're light and fit in with anything you're wearing or doing. Take one like this lovely vintage bracelet shown above. Lightweight and lovely, this 14k bracelet has delightful filigree work inside each "wave" link. You put it on and barely know it's there. Click the photo to see more pictures of this one available in OUR SHOP AT RUBY LANE.

For me, the beauty of owning a vintage bracelet is its uniqueness. They aren't cookie-cutter ie. you'll find a dozen more like them on or in the local mall. For the most part, if you have a vintage bracelet, you're not likely to come across someone else wearing the same one! The same can be said of something like the charming ring shown above. What a beauty! And coincidentally, what a wonderful ring to combine with the bracelet above. Just look at the lovely and unique design in that ring which features both yellow and rose gold in 14k. It's about 1" long at the top and is made of one continuous piece of gold. What wonderful workmanship. It's available both from our site at VINTAGE JEWELRY SHOWCASE or in our SHOP AT RUBY LANE.

Each of these fine pieces of vintage gold jewelry are only $75. And when it comes to jewelry, gold is never out of style and always a valuable investment.

Find more lovely vintage rings, necklaces and bracelets, like the fabulous EMERALD/DIAMOND 14K bracelet below at VINTAGE JEWELRY SHOWCASE and in our SHOP AT RUBY LANE.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


By the time you read this, this ebay auction will probably have ended. But I just have to draw your attention to this knockout Schiaparelli parure ending tonight at 22:18pm EDT. Click the photo to go to the auction and see more photos. If you get there before the auction ends, you can bid. If not, eBay will still have it listed for some time in completed listings so you can see what it went for.

This one is a beauty and highly collectible. For one thing, all three pieces are signed "Schiaparelli".

Secondly, it's a 3-piece parure, always worth the investment as apposed to single bracelets or just a necklace etc.

Thirdly it's in superb shape. According to the seller, "it has no visible wear if it was ever worn at all". Now these are just the criteria anyone who collects vintage jewelry should be looking for, along with the incredible beauty of a piece like this. It features the oversized stones that Elsa Schiaparelli was so fond of. The stones are clear. The set looks new.

Whoever wins this auction will pay a pretty penny for this one but it will most likely be worth it. Schiaparelli jewelry isn't all that easy to come by and when you find one in this shape, and it's a 3-piece parure too, this is worth the investment, whether you buy it to wear or buy it as part of your collection. It won't drop in value like stocks are doing in today's uncertain financial climate!

Current bid with more than 2 hours to go: $380. Don't be surprised if it goes for double that!