On my way into town at dinner I have to go past an olde-worlde pawn shop (although it has not been there that long) that normally has an awful lot of jewellery in the window I often stop and look but thus far although beautiful jewellery it has been well out of my price bracket. That is until the other day when I spotted some lovely cameo jewellery. I may well go back for one of the other brooches if still there in due course as they were very individual and a little larger in size.
Anyway here is the brooch I bought.
It is engraved with roses on the collar as well as a safety chain and probably more of an old fashioned piece compared to what a lot of younger people want today but I think it is lovely as I do prefer more traditional jewellery. I think this piece has been loved but it is in excellent condition. It will go with other cameo jewellery some of which was bought new and some which I inherited. Jewellery has always been a particular favourite of mine particularly traditional style and I hope to add the odd piece of antique jewellery from now on in to my jewellery box. I have always been very fond of cameos. My Nan had a couple of Cameo brooches that had come down the family but we don't know where they went to. I first really came across Cameos when my favourite cousin got engaged and she went for a very simple cameo and gold ring for her engagement ring. Very unusual and distinctive for the time and I have been very fond of them ever since.
The other pieces I have bought are silver hallmarked pin cushions. I managed to get these from my local Charity shop at a very good price. These will go with my small collection of needlework implements and ephemera. I need to source a case in which to put them. I first came across these tiny treasures at my friend Margaret's home; she has quite an extensive collection that she has built up over the years. I think I have done well here plus the best side of these new items is that they are small and do not take up too much room.
So tiny in a medium sized box. The little collection consists of a boot, a shoe, a bird and a shell. All of them have a little tiny pad for pins or needles.
In closer detail:
The little bird