10 July 2009

The jewel of the sea

This is the necklace I mentioned in the previous post that I found at Gilles Street Markets for $12. I bought it off of a lady who was selling hundreds of gorgeous vintage brooches; Mum would have been in heaven! The brooches cost upwards of $25 each but would be nice for a special gift. I really love cloisonne jewellery and was so happy to find these little rose stud earrings for a few dollars at an op shop. I love the colours of the enamel of both these pieces and how the designs are outlined in gold.

I found this cute hat brooch for $3 at the Salvos :) I remember seeing a beautiful gold hat brooch at the Gilles Street Markets ages ago (from the brooch lady I mentioned above) but there was a mix up with the price so I didn't end up buying it and have regretted it ever since. Snapped this one up as soon as I saw it. The pearl necklace I found just the other day for $5 from Goodwill. It looks so dainty and pretty. The chain is plated and I think there's a stamp on the inside of the gold ring but it's so tiny I can't even read it with a magnifying glass.

It's hard to see how shiny and sparkly this bracelet is in the photo. Each alternating link has a row of little diamantes. I think it was originally a gold colour but it polished up to a nice silver.

Lastly is this ceramic trinket box I found for $3. I did find some info about the design but can't remember how I found it now. I think the boy is some kind of Parisian clown. For now it's housing all my stud earrings


  1. Brilliant jewellery finds! I love the pearl necklace & hat brooch especially. :)
    Ooh I didn't know we had Goodwill in Aus (thought it was just in America)! & cute trinket box - it kinda looks like a character from The Harlequin.

  2. Oh my goodness, I have a trinket box with the same clown design - my box is in a heart shape. It was my auntie's when she was a little girl.
    Lovely blog - you have a fantastic eye for vintage!

  3. Oh my God! I had that EXACT trinket box as a child, feel a bit teary looking at it, the character is called Pierrot.


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