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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vintage Sparkles

Vintage rhinestone jewelry seems to be “all the rage” these days.


It is easy to see why. 

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I remember my mother always stored her vintage pieces of jewelry separately in little boxes. 
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It was fun watching her open each box and lifting the little cotton blanket inside to uncover the treasure. 
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I have learned it is best to store vintage rhinestone pieces separately, or between soft Kleenex tissue so they are not damaged.  The metal off of the back can scratch off easily. 

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If rhinestones are ever cleaned, they should be cleaned carefully with a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol because water can tarnish the foil backing.

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“Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.
                      -Lord Byron

I hope you all having an enchanting week so far.

12 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Hi Mo,
What beautiful images ..... I love the fountain full of rose petals and the gorgeous glittering jewellery.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment.
Have a lovely week. XXXX

David & Kelsie's Country Home said...

All that sparkle and rose petals look just lovely together...Wonderful tip about cleaning.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you get to try this delicious drink.

Kelsie

Jacqueline said...

Oh, this just makes me happy looking at it. You have such an eye. What a creative and beautiful display of sparklies. Thanks for the info on vintage care. I am such a sparkle girl and I have sparkle girls too and now sparkle granddaughters.

Susan said...

Great pictures, Mo. Just beautiful. I LOVE rhinestone pins. They are one of my many collections. Sincerely, Susan

Rita A. said...

The photos are wonderful. I didn't know that about storing and cleaning rhinestones. Great information for all of us.
Hugs,
Rita

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

What a lovely blog you have. Thank you for the inspiration today!

xo,
Christina

Cindy said...

The photos remind me of a "Treasure Chest" ~ Just gorgeous!

Natasha said...

I have a few pieces that belonged to my grandmother but I have really neglected them. Thanks for these excellent tips. I will go and clean them up properly!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Olivia said...

Oh my heavens your baubles are fabulous and I must share with you I found the most beautiful vintage rhinestone broach today....drool worthy.
Hugs,
Olivia

Susan said...

I love vintage Rhinestone pieces!! Thank you for the tip on how to clean them! I never knew what to do.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh so lovely.
I have a lot of my Nana's vintage jewellery & one piece I have is a lovely bracelet which is in it's original box with the little fluffy cotton blanket.
Love
Alison
x

Laurie Jones said...

Pretty post, it reminds me of when I was little and my grandmother let me play with her jewelry!