Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Gems that Glitter

When I was a little girl, if it sparked and shined it had to be mine. Browsing in my grandma's jewerly box was my favorite hobby, and I was thrilled when she slowly started passing down her treasured pieces. Now that she has passed away, the jewerly means even more and make me feel extra close to her. Here are a few of her vintage pretties.

{screw back earrings; she never pierced her ears}

{vertical stone rings}

{costume broach}


  1. ooohhh I LOVED looking through my grandmothers jewelry too! Sadly my aunt and uncle took the majority of it after she had passed, but I do have a few pieces I treasure. :)

  2. I love my grandmothers jewelry too :) I wore one of my grandmothers brooch's in my veil for our wedding.

  3. Love the pieces. Such a fan of vintage sparklers

  4. I love vintage jewelry -- that broach is stunning. And I adore that there's sentimental attachment behind these pieces.
    xo Josie

  5. I have often been asked to sell my grandmothers jewelry and can't stand to part with it. I where a piece almost everyday. Thanks for reminding me of the good memories.

  6. i would do the same with my mother's jewelry. it was mostly 70s + 80s type stuff, but still much fun.


    xo Alison

  7. I'm with you! I love my grandma's jewelry she left me. The most important being her diamond wedding ring. It's too small for me and I'm still debating whether to get it re-sized or make it into a necklace. We'll see!

    And I thought Black Swan was terrifying! But in the good way :) I was thoroughly creeped out and I think NP has the Oscar for sure. She transformed and went SO dark!

  8. I don't have a broach but would love one!! That one you have pictured is gorgeous!

    Happy Tuesday Dear! xo

  9. Oh my goodness everything is so pretty!! You lucky duck :) Happy New Years gorgeous. Here's to a lovely and happiness-filled 2011!! xo

  10. I feel like we are going through the same exact thing, and from looking at your grandmothers jewelry I feel like mine and yours would have been good friends :)

    Warhol inspired giveaway open until Sunday :)

  11. What a lovely way to remember your grandma!

  12. how precious to own such treasures! I also remember playing with my grandmas jewelry box. sweet memories ;)

  13. These are so pretty, Marcie! And it's so true that they have much more meaning since they were your grandma's. I have a few things from my grandma and they mean the world to me.