Jewelry Update

I missed last Sunday's post due to lots of estate sale paperwork which needed to be done but I'm back with a jewelry update. Once a month the cleaning ladies come to make my home sparkle. Normally they come on Mondays but since their next scheduled visit was set for Labor Day, they asked to come this past Thursday instead. I like to stay out of their way so they can do their work so I grabbed a bunch of jewelry which just came in and brought it to Mother's home to polish and price. I had to take advantage of a very rare weekday without a meeting to see a potential estate sale client. Mother helps me by cutting up heavy black paper stock to create cards for the pins and many of the earrings. We were able to complete nearly a shoe box filled with beautiful jewelry pieces which we will present for the first time at our estate sales next weekend. There is a great lineup of high-end moving sales to kick off the fall season - Des Plaines, Elmhurst, Northbrook and Park Ridge. The plan is to have a wonderful jewelry display at each sale!

The photo above shows an eclectic mix of sterling silver jewelry from vintage to newer. The amber earrings and ring definitely look like 1940s, the bracelet with the 5 floral stations has a sweet 1950s feel, the abstract pin / pendant from Mexico has a definite 1960s vibe and the remaining pieces are newer.

There have been a lot of requests for men's rings and pictured above are interesting sterling silver and bronze rings with genuine stones, made in Turkey. Also in the photo is a chip inlay jewelry set with a tulip theme and a couple of filigree pendants. Turkish jewelry has always been one of my favorites over the years. The jewelry is great quality and attention is paid to detail.

Also from this same source are more sterling silver pieces - Turkish silver rings for women as well as beautiful statement link bracelets and charming earrings. The price was lower than usual so I am able to pass the savings along!

This wonderful collection of sterling silver jewelry is also ready for the selling floor. These pieces are set with genuine stones and are made in Poland by Polish artists. They are definitely inspired by mid-century modern brutalism!

Finally, we have accepted on consignment this amazing .950 silver jewelry set with inlaid stones, made in Mexico. The pieces are being sold separately but we would love to see this set worn together!

The plan for the rest of the weekend is to get as much sterling silver jewelry priced as possible, evaluate remaining Tucson Gem Show finds and get everything arranged in the cases for next weekend! This will also help me get a jump start on preparation for Vintage Shop Hop where jewelry will be the star.