As you probably figured, I have a bit of an obsession with unique and vintage jewelry. In particular, I have always had a fascination with costume jewelry. The bigger, the bolder, the brighter, shinier and blingier, you got it... the better. I love me some glitz and glam. Most of my favorite pieces that I own today were from either my Grandmother's or Great-Grandmother's collection, and I thought it would be fun to share some of these with you today.
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I love this little Fan necklace. As a child visiting my Grandmother, I would always play with the dangly pieces, running each of the strands through my fingers. It is embedded in my memory through the sense of touch!
This bracelet is the single most worn piece I own. It is so banged up, scratched and bruised, but I wear it still all the time. I've thought about at least replacing the little pearls in all the corners of each peace, but I embrace its imperfections.
A few broaches and pins.
How fun is the little lady with her Medusa type hair? The gold leaf pin with turquoise and crystal rhinestones gets a lot of wear.
A few of the rings... The turquoise flower ring was actually a gift, given to me by the daughter of my "adopted Grandmother". This ring means so much to me, and is probably my favorite in the collection.
The gold bracelet bears charms representing countries traveled to by my Grandparents. I hope one day I will be able to travel like this, but in the meantime, I day dream of the fabulous stories each charm tells.
It's so fun to wear things that have history and tell a story. Do you have pieces of similar value and meaning that you love to wear? If so, I'd love to see them and hear your story!
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For the love of accessorizing in great style. Always, Whitley