Thursday, April 8, 2010

VTT Costume Jewellery

On my blog you may often see spelling that is not the way you learned it if you went to school in USA. Someone took exception to my Australian spelling so I felt the need to explain for those who do not know, "jewellery", and many other words, are spelled differently in some English speaking countries! Years ago I became so irritated with spell check that I set it to English [Aus] because it kept interrupting me to tell me that I needed to correct words. I also pronounce words differently, sorry if that confuses you but that's the way it is in Aus! One of my friends said "you can take the girl out of Aus. but you can't take the Aussie out of the girl!"

In the summer of my senior year, between HS and college, I worked for a few weeks over Christmas [it's summer at Christmas in the Antipodes!] in a fancy department store in Sydney at the costume jewellery counter. I fell in love with this bracelet and pin set and splurged -it was quite expensive for me then. I wore these a lot in my "youth" but now, fifty years later I haven't worn them for a very, very long time.

I still love both pieces so they will remain in my possession though I am not sure if they will ever be worn again by me! I guess I keep them just because I like them and I have perhaps some nostalgic connection to that time on my life.

There is some writing on the back of each link in a curved shape but even with a magnifying glass it's still too small to decipher, then under that the number 914. On the pin back the same writing and the number 913. I wish I could tell you more about this set but that's all I know!
I have thought about putting all the vintage jewellery in a montage in a shadow box just for eye candy, I have seen some very pretty ideas.
Now check out Colorado Lady's blog for more samples of Vintage Thursday Thingies!

10 comments:

LV said...

You have some lovely pieces and should keep them. Vintage jewelry is all the range now.

Coloradolady said...

These are really great! I love that you kept these so well and cared for them over the years. It has become really collectible...and I see pieces in large dollar ranges! Have a great VTT!

gramma2many said...

Love them. I have a favorite piece that my sister in law gave me when we were teens. It is missing a couple of little gems, but I still love it. I have not worn it for years either, but when I see it, it bring back such happy memories of a much simpler life.

Jody said...

Beautiful pieces--I'd wear them just because!

Maureen said...

Oh Ros they are so beautiful! I love your idea of putting your pretties in a shadowbox. A nice little reminder of earlier days.

Anonymous said...

Jewelry, not jewellery! The pieces are very attractive!

Roslyn said...

Wikipedia says-
Jewellery (pronounced /ˈdʒuːəlri/ or /ˈdʒuːələri/) or jewelry (see American and British English spelling differences) signifies items of personal adornment, such as necklaces, rings, brooches, earrings and bracelets. Jewellery may be made from any material, such as gemstones, precious metals or shells, besides other materials, depending on cultural differences and availability of materials.

Miri said...

Lovely pieces! I would certainly think about wearing the bracelet again although pins aren't really used much now. I have pins that even when I think it would fun to wear them, I can never think of anything to wear them with!

LOL! Anonymous just can't read! You're very patient!

Brenda said...

Very pretty!These should definetely be shown off.

Nancy said...

Hi Ros! I love your bracelet and pin set. I've got some vintage pieces similar to this and I like to display them around my dressing/master bath area. I love the color of yours! So pretty!