One thing that draws me to antique and vintage jewelry is engraving ... the names, monograms, momentous dates, titles and achievements that frequently adorned old fobs, lockets, and medals. Take, for example, this sweet little antique fob, dedicated to Clarence. Although I may not know the story behind the engraving, I am captivated by the love and meaning and sentiment in each little trinket. It makes me want to adopt these orphans, spruce them up, and find them good homes. Don't you want to make room in your heart and your jewelry box for this little slice of history? Yes, I thought so.
It's a Big World
The time has come. Graduation. Time for your loved one to leave the nest, spread her wings, learn to fly. An exciting yet bittersweet occasion. One that evokes memories of preschool handprints, skinned knees, endless carpooling, proud moments and lots and lots of laughter, tears, and hard work. You've done all you can to prepare her, but how will she find her way in the big world? This sweet compass necklace is the perfect graduation gift ... an antique fob on a chain of blue goldeneye and citrine. It will help her find her new path AND always find her way back home.
If she happens to be a Francophile, all the better! This little beauty was a souvenir from the French town Langeais. The city's coat of arms can be seen on the back amongst swirling fleur de lis. So sweet and so unique. Send her off in style.
What's Not to Love?
I know I'm not supposed to play favorites, but seriously, what's not to love about this sweet necklace? I can't decide which part I like the most: the sea green chalcedony beads, the detailed yet delicate vintage link, or the antique banded carnelian watch fob. Maybe it's the combination of color or the contrast of the bold and the delicate. Whatever it is, I love it! I hope you do too!