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Rings that remind me of things: Part 14

Part 14 of an occasional series about rings in my Etsy shop that remind me of things.

Ring:

1974 modernist sterling silver wedge ring, hallmarked in Birmingham. For sale in my Etsy shop, Inglenookery: click on photo for details.

Thing:

 

Herb knife.

So far I have had rings that remind me of an Iron Age hillfortan alien spaceshipa cream horna radio telescopeNoah’s Arkan octopus tentaclespider eyesPluto and its moon Charonthe rings of SaturnThe Starry Night by Vincent Van Goghsome lichenthe stepped Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara in Egypt, and the Quality Street lady.

Rings that remind me of things: Part 12

Part 12 of an occasional series about rings in my Etsy shop that remind me of things.

Ring:

Art Deco green paste ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Thing:

The stepped Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, Egypt.

So far I have had rings that remind me of an Iron Age hillfort, an alien spaceship, a cream horn, a radio telescope, Noah’s Ark, an octopus tentacle, spider eyes, Pluto and its moon Charonthe rings of Saturn, The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh and some lichen.

UPDATE: The ring is now sold. Sorry!

Rings that remind me of things: Part 11

Part 11 of an occasional series about rings in my Etsy shop that remind me of things.

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Vintage enamel and sterling silver ring by Joid’art of Barcelona, Spain. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Thing:

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Lichen Xanthoria parietina. Photo by James Lindsey at Ecology of Commanster.

UPDATE: The ring is now sold. Sorry!

So far I have had rings that remind me of an Iron Age hillfort, an alien spaceship, a cream horn, a radio telescope, Noah’s Ark, an octopus tentacle, spider eyes, Pluto and its moon Charonthe rings of Saturn, and The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh.

Amethyst jewellery

I have always had a fondness for amethysts: something about the beautiful violet colour is so appealing. So no surprise that I seem to have accumulated a few pieces of amethyst jewellery for my Etsy shop …

Amethyst and sterling silver pendant, hallmarked Sweden 1970.

Amethyst and sterling silver pendant, hallmarked Sweden 1970. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Amethyst and sterling silver ring, hallmarked in Birmingham in 1973. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Amethyst and sterling silver ring, hallmarked in Birmingham in 1973. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Kultaseppa Salovaara amethyst and sterling silver pendant. A great piece of Finnish design from the 1970s.

Kultaseppa Salovaara amethyst and sterling silver pendant. A great piece of Finnish design from the 1970s. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Niels Erik From (NE From) amethyst and sterling silver ring.

Niels Erik From (NE From) amethyst and sterling silver ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

An amazing amethyst late Arts and Crafts ring, with seven magnificent amethysts.

An amazing amethyst late Arts and Crafts ring, with seven magnificent amethysts. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

A stunning Niels Erik From amethyst and sterling silver necklace.

A stunning Niels Erik From amethyst and sterling silver necklace. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Jugendstil amethyst and 935 silver brooch, with a ginkgo leaf design, possibly by Max Gradl of Pforzheim Germany. This is a great example of early 1900s German Art Nouveau.

Jugendstil amethyst and 935 silver brooch, with a ginkgo leaf design, possibly by Max Gradl of Pforzheim Germany. This is a great example of early 1900s German Art Nouveau jewellery. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Caged amethyst pendant necklace, by Elis Kauppi of Kupittaan Kulta, Finland.

Caged amethyst pendant necklace, by Elis Kauppi of Kupittaan Kulta, Finland. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Arts and Crafts style amethyst brooch, vintage lace pin.

Arts and Crafts style amethyst brooch, vintage lace pin. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Kultaseppa Salovaara amethyst and sterling silver pendant.

Kultaseppa Salovaara amethyst and sterling silver pendant; a lovely 1970s vintage Finnish piece of jewellery. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Amethyst is the birthstone for February.

Rings that remind me of things: Part 9

Part 9 of an occasional series about rings in my Etsy shop that remind me of things.

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Banded agate ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Thing:

Saturn's rings, photographed by the Cassini orbiter. Photo by NASA, cropped and flipped 180 degrees by me to match my ring.

Saturn’s rings, photographed by the Cassini Orbiter. Photo by NASA, cropped and flipped 180 degrees by me to match my ring. Click on photo for details.

So far I have had rings that remind me of an Iron Age hillfort, an alien spaceship, a cream horn, a radio telescope, Noah’s Ark, an octopus tentacle, spider eyes, and Pluto and its moon Charon.

Arts and Crafts cicely (or is it cecily?) leaf motifs

I have quite a few pieces of silver jewellery in my Etsy shop that are inspired by British Arts and Crafts designs, most notably those of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. One of the motifs he and his contemporaries used quite a lot is known as the cicely leaf design – though I often see it written as cecily leaf.

Chalres Rennie Mackintosh design for a stencil to go on the back of a chair, 1902. It features two Glasgow Roses and several cicely leaves. From the collection of the Hunterian Museum.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh design, 1902. It features two Glasgow Roses and several cicely leaves. From the collection of the Hunterian Museum.

Sweet cicely (Myrrhis odorata) is a member of the umbellifer family, similar to cow parsley, Queen Anne’s lace, fennel and wild carrot.

Sweet cicely (Myrrhis odorata). Photo by H. Zell.

Sweet cicely (Myrrhis odorata). Photo by H. Zell.

Sweet cicely (Myrrhis odorata)

Sweet cicely (Myrrhis odorata).

The problem is, the fern-like, divided pinnate leaf of sweet cicely looks nothing like the leaf described as the cicely (or cecily) leaf, with its broad heart-shaped or teardrop-shaped leaf and prominent central rib! I have no idea where the name of the motif came from, but it is in very common use. Maybe it is correctly spelled cecily, and was called after a lady of that name … I’ve had a good old truffle online and I’m none the wiser.

Cicely leaf overlap ring.

Cicely leaf overlap ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Vintage cecily leaf design peridot glass stud earrings. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Vintage cicely leaf sterling silver and peridot glass stud earrings. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh style sterling silver ring with cecily leaf design. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photos for details.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh style sterling silver ring with cicely leaf design. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photos for details. (NOW SOLD).

Vintage Ortak brooch with three cicely leaves. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Vintage Ortak brooch with three cicely leaves. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Vintage jadeite and sterling silver ring with cicely leaf design.

Vintage jadeite and sterling silver ring with cicely leaf design. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Charles Rennie Mackintosh style vintage brooch with Glasgow Rose and cicely leaves.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh style vintage brooch with Glasgow Rose and cicely leaves. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

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Vintage Charles Rennie Mackintosh style brooch with Glasgow Rose and cicely leaves. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Vintage Charles Rennie Mackintosh design pendant with figures and cicely leaf.

Vintage Charles Rennie Mackintosh design pendant with figures and cicely leaf. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Charles Rennie Mackintosh style necklace with cecily leaves. Made in sterling silver by Carrick Jewellery and hallmarked Edinburgh 1988. For sale: click on photos for details.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh style necklace with cecily leaves. Made in sterling silver by Carrick Jewellery and hallmarked Edinburgh 1988. For sale: click on photos for details. (NOW SOLD).

But whatever the origins of the motif and its various names, it’s a lovely one that was commonly used.

N E From jewellery sold in my Etsy shop

As I have mentioned before, I have a real soft spot for the work of Niels Erik From, the Danish jeweller (1908—1982). He is considered one of the greats of Danish silver design, and his pieces are very collectable. I always try to have some of his jewellery for sale.

As my previous blog post about him was getting very cluttered, I have pulled out all the items that I have sold. I like to keep a record of his gorgeous pieces that have passed through my shop, and so I’m showing them here.

I have plenty (20 at current count) in my shop for sale at the moment, so do please pop by!

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N E From mid 1970s (1974 import mark) modernist necklace in rock crystal and sterling silver with a paperclip link chain. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From modernist amethyst necklace with paperclip chain.

N E From modernist amethyst necklace with paperclip chain. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Another view of the NE From amethyst necklace. The cabochon is huge - 21 mm in diameter.

Another view of the NE From amethyst necklace. The cabochon is huge – 21 mm in diameter. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Vintage Niels Erik From modernist rose quartz necklace. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Vintage Niels Erik From modernist rose quartz necklace. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD). 

Modernist Baltic amber pendant by Niels Erik From. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Another view of my NE From tigers eye necklace. For sale in my Etsy shop, Inglenookery: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From early 1970s modernist necklace in rose quartz and sterling silver. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

N E From early 1970s modernist necklace in rose quartz and sterling silver, with a curved bar chain. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Vintage modernist moss agate and sterling silver ring by N E From. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Vintage modernist moss agate and sterling silver ring by N E From. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

NE From sterling silver square link bracelet. For sale in my Etsy shop, Inglenookery: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Another view of the NE From sterling silver square link bracelet. For sale in my Etsy shop, Inglenookery: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

NE From tigers eye and sterling silver modernist ring, with a 1974 London import mark. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From Baltic amber modernist ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

N E From Baltic amber modernist ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

NE From sterling silver brooch. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From modernist rose quartz and sterling silver ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

N E From modernist rose quartz and sterling silver ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From rose quartz clip on earrings, set in sterling silver. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for detail.

N E From rose quartz clip on earrings, set in sterling silver. Click on photo for detail. (NOW SOLD).

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Niels Erik From Baltic amber and sterling silver modernist ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD). 

NE From amethyst and sterling silver post earrings for pierced ears. For sale in my Etsy shop, Inglenookery: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Niels Erik From modernist rhodochrosite and sterling silver ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Niels Erik From modernist rhodochrosite and sterling silver ring, large head size. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From modernist amethyst ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

N E From modernist amethyst ring, large head size. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Niels Erik From Baltic amber and sterling silver modernist ring, for sale in my Etsy shop. Click on photo for details.

Niels Erik From Baltic amber and sterling silver modernist ring, large head size. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD). 

N E From Baltic amber and sterling silver modernist ring, larger size head 16 mm diameter. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From nephrite and sterling silver modernist ring, small head size. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

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N E From moonstone and sterling silver modernist ring, small head size. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From moderist sterling silver ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

N E From modernist sterling silver ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

NE From Baltic amber pendant and chain. For sale in my Etsy shop, Inglenookery: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

NE From amethyst pendant and chain. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Niels Erik From rhodochrosite and sterling silver pendant. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

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Niels Erik From amethyst and sterling silver modernist ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From amethyst modernist ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Niels Erik From onyx and sterling silver modernist ring, for sale in my Etsy shop. Click on photo for details.

Niels Erik From black onyx and sterling silver modernist ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD). 

NE From rose quartz ring, with a larger head at 16 mm diameter. For sale in my Etsy shop, Inglenookery: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

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Niels Erik From rose quartz and sterling silver modernist ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD). 

Niels Eric From modernist rose quartz clip on earrings. For sale in my Etsy shop, Inglenookery: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

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Niels Erik From rose quartz and sterling silver modernist bracelet. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From Baltic amber moderist brooch. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

N E From Baltic amber modernist brooch. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

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Niels Erik From modernist sterling silver brooch. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD). 

N E From sterling silver calla lily necklace. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

NE From sterling silver calla lily / petal design necklace. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD). 

NE From calla lily / petal braclet, this one with eight large links. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

NE From sterling silver calla lily / petal bracelet, this one with eight large links (the same size as the links in the necklace). Has a waisted, tapering toggle. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD). 

NE From sterling silver calla lily / petal bracelet, this one with eight large links (the same size as the links in the necklace). Varies from the bracelet above as it has a square-sectioned bar toggle. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Modernist sterling silver bracelet by Neils Erik From. For sale in my Etsy shop: click photo for details.

Modernist sterling silver bracelet by Niels Erik From. NOW SOLD. 

NE From sterling silver calla lily / petal bracelet, this one with eleven small links. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

NE From sterling silver calla lily / petal bracelet, this one with eleven small links. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. NOW SOLD.

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Sterling silver pendant by Niels Erik From. Click photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

NE From calla lily / petal design brooch.

NE From sterling silver calla lily / petal design brooch, a single sprig with 5 small petals. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

A different call leaf design brooch by NE From.

Another sterling silver calla lily / petal design brooch by NE From. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

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NE From sterling silver calla lily / petal design dangle clip on earrings. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

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Clip on sterling silver earrings by Niels Erik From. Click photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

NE From sterling silver clip on earrings. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

NE From sterling silver clip on earrings. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Niels Erik From sterling silver modernist bracelet, pendant and earrings. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Niels Erik From sterling silver modernist bracelet, pendant and earrings. Click on photo for details. (ALL NOW SOLD).

Vintage NE From sterling silver leaves brooch. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Vintage NE From sterling silver leaves brooch. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Niels Erik From tiger's eye and sterling silver modernist ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Niels Erik From tiger’s eye and sterling silver modernist ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From modernist rose quartz ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

N E From modernist rose quartz ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD)

N E From rose quartz modernist ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photos for details.

N E From rose quartz modernist ring. Click on photos for details. (NOW SOLD).

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Niels Erik From modernist Baltic amber ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From green chalcedony ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

N E From green chalcedony ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From tiger's eye ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

N E From tiger’s eye ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD). NE From sterling silver ring. For sale in my Etsy shop, Inglenookery. Click on photo for details. 

NE From sterling silver ring. For sale in my Etsy shop, Inglenookery. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From modernist Baltic amber and sterling silver ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

N E From modernist Baltic amber and sterling silver ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

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Niels Erik From modernist rose quartz ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Vintage N E From Baltic amber modernist ring.

Vintage N E From Baltic amber modernist ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Niels Erik From Baltic amber and sterling silver modernist ring, for sale in my Etsy shop. Click on photo for details.

Niels Erik From Baltic Amber and sterling silver modernist ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

NE From chrysoprase adn sterling silver modernist ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

NE From chrysoprase and sterling silver modernist ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

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Niels Erik From Baltic amber and sterling adjustable silver modernist ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Niels Erik From carnelian and sterling silver modernist ring. For sale in my Etsy shop. Click on photos for details. (NOW SOLD.)

Niels Erik From carnelian and sterling silver modernist ring. Click on photos for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From modernist Baltic amber ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

N E From modernist Baltic amber ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From sterling silver modernist ring.

N E From sterling silver modernist ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD). 

NE From sterling silver bypass bobble ring. For sale in my Etsy shop, Inglenookery: click photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Niels Erik From Baltic amber daisy necklace. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Niels Erik From Baltic amber daisy necklace. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From amethyst and sterling silver daisy ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

N E From amethyst and sterling silver daisy ring, in his earlier, Skønvirke-inspired style. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Baltic amber and sterling silver ring, by Niels Erik From of Denmark. (NOW SOLD).

Baltic amber and sterling silver ring, by Niels Erik From. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From amber daisy ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

N E From amber daisy ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

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Another Baltic amber and sterling silver ring, by Niels Erik From. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

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Baltic amber and sterling silver ring, by Niels Erik From. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD). 

NE From rose quartz ring. For sale in my shop: click for details.

NE From rose quartz ring. For sale in my shop: click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From sterling silver ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

N E From sterling silver ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Vintage N E From sterling silver ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Vintage N E From sterling silver ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From Baltic amber floral pendant. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Baltic amber floral pendant by Niels Erik From of Denmark, a 1960s piece in his earlier Skønvirke-inspired style. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

NE From rose quartz pendant. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From amazonite and sterling silver brooch. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

N E From amazonite and sterling silver brooch. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

N E From vintage sterling silver double daisy ring. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

N E From vintage sterling silver double daisy ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Vintage N E From single daisy sterling silver ring.

Vintage N E From single daisy sterling silver ring. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

Small N E From turquoise pendant and chain. For sale in my Etsy shop: click on photo for details.

Small N E From turquoise pendant and chain. Click on photo for details. (NOW SOLD).

She sells sea shells part 2

I love nature jewellery, inspired by birds or flowers or animals. And it seems appropriate as beach time is on us that I have a lot of shell jewellery at the moment, either made from shells or depicting them. All are for sale in my Etsy shop: click on the photos for details.

Victorian mother of pearl and abalone necklace.

Victorian mother of pearl and abalone necklace. (NOW SOLD).

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Vintage shell earrings. (NOW SOLD).

Abalone and sterling silver pendant.

Abalone and sterling silver pendant. (NOW SOLD).

Mother of pearl and onyx cufflinks.

Vintage mother of pearl and onyx cufflinks. (NOW SOLD).

Vintage abalone and stainless steel brooch.

1960s abalone and stainless steel brooch. (NOW SOLD).

Vintage Art Deco mother of pearl dress clip.

Art Deco mother of pearl dress clip. (NOW SOLD).

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Vintage abalone heart pendant. (NOW SOLD).

Vintage 835 Portuguese silver bracelet.

Vintage 835 Portuguese silver bracelet. (NOW SOLD).

Vintage stainless steel and abalone brooch.

1960s stainless steel and abalone brooch. (NOW SOLD).

Vintage Carl M Cohr silver bangle bracelet.

Vintage Danish silver Carl M Cohr bangle bracelet. (NOW SOLD).

Vintage Mexican abalone and silver pendant and chain.

Vintage Mexican abalone and silver pendant and chain. (NOW SOLD).

Vintage modernist black abalone ring.

Vintage modernist black abalone ring. (NOW SOLD).

Antique Arts and Crafts blister pearl brooch.

Antique Arts and Crafts blister pearl brooch.

Vintage seed pearl ring.

Vintage seed pearl ring. (NOW SOLD).

Vintage Arts and Crafts style pendant with pearl dangle.

Vintage Arts and Crafts style pendant with freshwater pearl dangle. (NOW SOLD).

Shelly, pearly, silvery, nacreous loveliness.