I’ve come to the decision that I actually have too much jewelry. I know that doesn’t sound like a thing, but I just can’t wear all of it. These treasures deserve new homes where they will be enjoyed.
To quote Elizabeth Taylor, we are only temporary custodians of beauty. I’ve had my time with these particular treasures and I’m ready to pass them along to their next keepers. It would give me the greatest thrill to know that jewelry that used to be in my jewelry box is now in yours.
Jewelry box cleanout: buy my jewelry!
Over the past 10 years or so, I’ve carefully sourced these pieces from jewelry stores, antique shows, dealers I’ve worked with, friends on Instagram. They’ve come to me from different cities, states, and countries.
They’re all pieces that I love and believe in (otherwise I wouldn’t have bought them!) but I’ve decided it’s time to set them free! 30+ pieces from my personal collection are now available exclusively from Stay Gold.
Stay Gold is a thrilling new online jewelry store from my dear friend and jewelry genius Liz Kantner. Stay Gold‘s focus is unique, beautifully crafted handmade jewelry; it offers both new and vintage pieces and I am so excited that my collection gets to be a part of its launch.
As you know, authenticity is always an important consideration when you’re buying antique or vintage jewelry. I sent all of these beauties off to my highly qualified friend Nicholle Mogavero (alias Jewelry Nerd) for evaluation. If you buy any of these pieces, you can be confident that they’ve been analyzed by an experienced Graduate Gemologist.
The pieces I’m selling range from fine jewelry to costume, with prices starting under $100 and going up to just over $1,000.
Let’s take a look!
Kicking things off with one of the more affordable beauties in the bunch!
This utterly romantic bracelet is a gorgeous example of Art Deco era costume jewelry. Between the pink stone and that gold filigree, whimsical as a garden gate, there’s a whole lot to love here
I have a weakness for antique turquoise, especially when a piece features antique turquoise that has aged in a way that offers a variety of colors, like in these two pieces.
Turquoise was a popular stone in the Victorian era and for good reason. The left is rosy gold, the right is platinum over yellow gold. Both of these rings are Victorian era, circa 1880. They look so good together, don’t they? I’ve paired these two in a ring stack many times.
If you’ve followed Diamonds in the Library for a while, you already know I love camphor glass. This translucent, dreamily frosty material was popular in the Art Deco era and is usually paired with delicate openwork details. It looks like lace and mist and dreams.
This is the only camphor glass bracelet I’ve ever bought. I’m not much of a bracelet wearer, but I just could not resist this piece. It’s absolutely flawless and the details are stunning! I have loved seeing it in my jewelry box but somehow it never ends up on my wrist. Are you the right person to give it a new home?