1) Vintage Jewelry!
I just love scouring flea markets and antique stores (particularly the Antiques Arcade in Long street) for beautiful jewelry. There’s something alluring about vintage jewelry, it’s almost as if the jewelry has an independent life that has kind of collided with yours when you buy it. Who owned it before me? Did they treasure it with all their hearts, or did it collect dust in a jewelry box waiting patiently for it’s time to shine? It’s this mystery that I find most intriguing.
Here are a couple of my favorite antique pieces…
My wishbone necklace! A present from dad!
I’m crazy about this margazite ring that my mom bought me- I wear it when I feel fancy.
I bought this beauty for next to nothing at the mini market on the corner of Long and Church.
I am a broach-a-holic, I really like my silver cast spider.
This ring makes me feel like Marie Antoinette- it’s french, from the 1930’s and the teeny tiny blue stone in the middle is a Sapphire!
I bought this awesome whistle-necklace in a set of 10- working out to R2 each! So now I give one to anyone that touches my life.
This gorgeous necklace was a present from my boyfriend (Pi), I particularly love the seed pearls and wear it only on special occasions.
I’m mad about my tea cup and spoon necklace, which I’m ashamed to say I bought as a gift for someone else, but then couldn’t bring myself to part with it…