I couldn’t believe my luck when I stumbled upon this great collection of vintage jewellery – all in one spot! I bought the brooch for a bit of fun (and of course, because it’s quite beautiful!), but it’s nowhere near the quality of the rest of the items, which are all sterling silver. My favourites are probably the Danish clip-ons, designed by world-renowned silversmith, Niels Erik From. I love the shape with the ‘flower’ forming around the perfect silver bead – so beautifully designed! And so collectible – these earrings sell for around R1000 online! And then you have the three dimensional petaled earrings – now that’s some serious craftsmanship for you! At first I thought that the black sections were enamel, but on closer inspection I think they may be blackened silver, although I can’t say for certain. And lastly there are the marcasite earrings, which are so, so sweet! Sadly they’re missing a few pieces of pyrite (the bits that make up the ‘stones’), but you really don’t notice the fact that they’re missing unless you give them a good inspection.
A wonderful collection of vintage jewellery that I’m very proud to show off!
Note: These are quite large earrings – please pay attention to the dimensions below.
Dimensions & Prices
- Sterling silver petaled clip-on earrings – R280; approx. 2.5cm tall x 2cm wide
- Vintage costume brooch – R90; approx. 5cm long x 4cm wide
- Marcasite clip-on earrings – R160; approx. cm in diameter
- Danish Niels Erik From sterling silver earrings – R320; approx. 2cm tall x1.5cm wide
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