Day 14 of #jeweladvent is hosted by the lovely @elizabethroseantiques (thanks lady!) The theme is ‘nutcracker’ and what is better than the worlds best and tiniest little nutcracker? ...Love this little squirrel and nut! ❤️🎄🌰🐿🥜🎄❤️ Happy Friday everyone #animaljewelry#jeweladvent18thenutcracker
I am so excited that today’s #jeweladvent is hosted by the lovely @elizabethroseantiques (hi and thank you!) The theme is ‘nutcracker.’ 🥜Things were crazy at work all day and then I went directly from work to see Willie Nelson. I am nuts about Willie 🌰 (Sorry! had to), but I was racking my brain for ideas until I found this magical goodness in the bar next door! Now I am inspired! More pics coming soon! Meanwhile, swipe right to hear Willie —>
Day 13 of #jeweladvent is Throwback #tbt hosted by the lovely @sarahlpa ...Growing up in S. California there weren’t many places to go to the snow, but my mom loved the outdoors and my dad grew up in rural NE Canada, and they took us. I have many amazing memories of Christmases spent skiing and sledding in Wrightwood and Big Bear (That’s me there on the right with the fashion forward strawberry onesie!🍓) This was also around the time my dad gave me this gold ‘Cindy’ locket, one of the first jewelry pieces I remember having and loving! Happy Holidays and Hope You Get to Spend Time With Your Family! 💚❤️💚🎄📷💚❤️💚 #jeweladvent18throwback#antiquejewelry
Okay, now for the silly post (apologies in advance), I wore this bangle to the holiday Christmas party Friday and I noticed a casualty today... one of the pearls is missing. 😭 Given today’s theme is ‘Music’ I thought I would bring some lightness to your day & share my blues accompanied by one of my favorite (and cheesiest) Christmas carols... Blue Christmas! 😂😢Volume and cheese alert up ⬆️Happy #jeweladvent and thank you for hosting @hardingandgriffin 💙❄️🎶💙❄️🎶💙
Today’s #jeweladvent is hosted by the amazing @hardingandgriffin and the theme is Music! 🎶Today is tough for me. If you know me, you know I love music but don’t have any musical talent, instruments or jewelry. That said, i do have this gold and paste memorial locket which I thought was a ? mark but is actually a bass clef when combined with diamond studs! 🎼🎶🖤🎼🖤🎼🖤🎶🎼
Fun fact, the bass clef is used to indicate the pitch of written notes for horns and other bass instruments! 🎶🎷🎺🥁🎹🎶 Happy Weds! #jeweladvent18music#antiquejewels
Snow & Ice is today’s theme ❄️ and I’m so excited because this little snow queen locket has everything... ice, snow, what I think is sardonyx carved to a deep gray, white enamel with little gold trefoils, and a blue cloth and glass back! 💙 Thank you to the lovely @suzystimelesstreasures for hosting. I don't have snow so had to improvise, but it is definitely cold, wet and icy! (It was raining hard so took this quickly.) ❄️💙☃️💙❄️💙☃️💙
Happy Tuesday and #jeweladvent now back inside! #ooak#antiquejewelry#jeweladvent18snowandice
The best colour in the world is the one that looks good on you - Coco Chanel
Day 10 of #jeweladvent is hosted by the amazing @plazajewellery and the theme is “LBD Accessories.” Chanel is credited with making the Little Black Dress fashionable, and nothing goes with holiday black like more black, and gold, and a little pop of color! Oh, and accessories wearing accessories! (The sunset helped those garnets be on fire.) ❤️🎩🖤❤️🎩🖤
My first and more traditional post... Day 9 of #jeweladvent is hosted by the beautiful @justyrose and the theme is ‘Light.’ It’s also the 8th night of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, celebrating light burning for 8 nights. Happy Hanukkah & Happy Holidays everyone! ✨🕯🕎🕯✨
There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. - Leonard Cohen
I have another post for today’s #jeweladvent theme ‘Light,’ but I just love the light shining through these leaves and moon. I also love this idea that while things maybe dark and broken, the light always comes through. Especially this time of year when it is mostly dark and it feels like we’re always chasing the light. ✨☀️🌙✨
Thank you @justyrose for hosting and for your lovely gift. #jeweladvent18light#sunandmoon
Day8: Candy Cane of #jeweladvent is hosted by the lovely @lilleybellebijoux (thank you!) I think this foil backed garnet is perfect as it looks like a big piece of candy! ❤️🍿🍡🍿🍡❤️And it has a secret... Swipe to see 2 different memorial inscriptions, one from June 1868, the other from 1860!
Day7 of #jeweladvent is hosted by the lovely @emmypeaches and the theme is ‘winter wear.’ I’m half Canadian which pretty much means I had to grow up with a love of hockey and ice skating and my memories of winter wear include cold blue ice rinks and silver skates contrasted with mittens and hot chocolate... 💙🧤⛸🌲🌚🌞🌲⛸🧤💙
I love this Art Deco silver day-to-night flip ring for the same reason! You can transform from cool to warm, outdoor to indoor in a flash. (And it covers the scar on my finger where it got run over by an ice skate as a kid ⛸😬)...
Happy Friday and Happy Holidays!
Today’s #jeweladvent is hosted by the lovely @inezstodel_jewelry who has amazing pieces & a lovely prize. I am really excited about today’s theme ‘Star’🌟so I can share this Black Star Sapphire... ✨⭐️✨🖤✨⭐️✨🖤✨⭐️✨
This stone exhibits asterism, from the Latin astrum meaning star! Fun fact, in other star sapphires the asterism comes from inclusions of rutile, but Black Star Sapphires get their golden star from inclusions of hematite. I love the contrast of dark and light, and this ring reminds me of the Radiohead song and a certain moment in my life with friends. 💫
Day4: Winter Garden #jeweladvent - Winter in my garden means short, cold days, long shadows and lots of grey with little pops of color... And maybe some bug jewelry, including a🦋from lovely @jeanjeanvintage 🍁🍂🌲🍂🍁🍂🌲🍂🍁🍂🌲
Thank you for hosting! @thomasgloverjewels I couldn’t resist a 2nd post but I okay’d it with @hardingandgriffin ☺️
Volume ⬆️ - Day 3 theme of #jeweladvent is ‘jingle.’ I love these little Gabriella Kiss Sleepy Bird earrings I got from @metiersf as they have a light, musical little jingle when you wear them. Not like the jingle of these sleigh bells, but more of a tinkling. I have an extra one (long story) so will play it for you. 🔔🎄🔔🎼🔔🎄🔔
Also @evaantiques thank you for hosting and for such an amazing set of prizes! (Really! Go see all of her beautiful jewelry!) #jeweladvent18jingle#musicaljewelry#pearljewelry
Day2 of #jeweladvent is hosted by the lovely @householbrook and the theme is Sparkle ✨💛✨ Excited to see all the big diamonds, but I don’t have any yet, so I thought I’d go with a little fire & ice as I love the way the Art Deco marcasites and Victorian garnets give off different cool and warm sparkles. 🔥🎄❄️🎄🔥🎄❄️🎄🔥🎄❄️
I also sparked✨lots of interesting questions out in front of our building Christmas tree taking jewelry videos & explaining jeweladvent ☺️ #jeweladvent18sparkle#antiquejewelry#sparklejewelry
Today is Day1 of #jeweladvent and I am excited to play along. The theme is “Garlands and Ribbons” hosted by the lovely @dupkaspike I love the rope garland and detailing in this bloomed gold Victorian bracelet.
Swipe to see some close ups ->