Monday 28 August 2023

Bohemian vintage ring with purple glass and faux pearls

 A vintage ring from Bohemia

If you follow my blog, I love brooches but very occasionally I come across rings in the car boot and table top sales I attend that catch my eye. This pretty vintage ring originated in Bohemia. Aged about 1930s. It is in brass that was originally gold plated but has worn on the adjustable band. It has a square glass faceted stone with a surround of faux white pearl beads. Very tiny beads that have been strung onto thread and glued to the outside. Some loss to their pearl coating now, but not bad for about 90 years old. Brilliant glue though to last this long!. The purple stone is held in place by prongs and the wire band is slightly miss - shaped from the last person who wore it. Brought from a car boot sale and now in my own collection.

Bohemian vintage ring 1930s

Bohemian vintage ring 1930s - side view

The ring is unsigned as with most vintage rings I have found in the past. If only vintage jewellery could talk. I wonder what tales they would tell. The Second World War who wore it then. Who brought this ring and where did it live and travel? It ended up in a Chelford, Knutsford, England car boot sale before I brought it. Not cleaned as yet, but now nestled in my own Bohemian jewellery collection.  

Pewter wren brooch pin by A R Brown

Cute pewter wren brooch pin by A R Brown

Another great collectable bird brooch. This wren shaped bird brooch pin was produced by A R Brown, who make many different pewter brooches in British animal and bird designs. Well made and very worth while collecting.  Engraved on the back with the name A R Brown and a number, each having a tie tack pin fastening. Unisex bird jewellery that can be worn on a hat, tie or lapel. I brought this one in a car boot sale. 

wren brooch pin by A R Brown

wren brooch pin by A R Brown - back

 Not for sale as in my own pewter jewellery collection. But plenty available to buy on the web. Also I think they are still being made new. We have wrens in our garden. These small cute birds fly very fast and can be very quick to try and view. Just the second of three pieces of second hand jewellery that I will be showing this Bank Holiday Monday. 

Enamel tortoise brooch in red, yellow and black

 Pretty enamel tortoise brooch in red yellow and black

Just one of the latest finds at a car boot. This pretty vintage style tortoise brooch. It is a silver metal costume jewellery piece with enamel detail on the shell of red, golden yellow and black pattern. Think this is a modern version of the 1980s brooches. It has a roll over clasp fastening

Enamel tortoise brooch

Enamel tortoise brooch back view
It is unsigned and probably made in China.
I am no longer selling jewellery, but still collect the occasional piece. This tortoise was brought at a car boot because my one grandson likes animals, birds, reptile, fish etc and so I tend to buy reptile jewellery when I see something that catches my eye and at a small price.

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Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
I preserve the past. Researching family and local history. Finding about mine and other people's ancestors, is just one of my passions. I also love vintage costume jewellery made here in the UK. I write about my finds and like to research.