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Jewellery Collection Stories: The Eden Collective

A lot of of you already know my enjoy for the Eden Collective, an Etsy shop on-point with every single piece she posts. The more I have gotten to learn Eden, the more I spotted what a true collector she actually is! A collector since the age of seven, Eden tagged coupled with her father to auctions and flea marketplaces. She bought her 1st ring at a very youthful age, together with the aid of some birthday money-a sterling Navajo ring with heart shaped turquoise-and has been hooked ever considering the fact that (she even still has the ring!) Her phases of collections were really fun-a bakelite bracelet period where she has two boot packing containers less than her bed with bracelets that she under no circumstances wears but can’t seem to eliminate, a Mexican silver section, a deco filigree phase …continuous using a Victorian and Georgian section. Collecting jewellery continues to be rather continual for her, with a lot of her cash flow likely toward rather, shiny points. A occupation in school next to a jeweler triggered a managing tab and lots of exertions.

Of the many spots, flea marketplaces are what will get Eden going-the mere mention in the phrase, and she or he becomes immediately happy. Shemakes it some extent to hunt just one out each individual the place she travels, that has a number of of her favorites staying Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Morocco, Italy and of course coast to coastline USA-and surprisingly she has never been to Brimfield, which happens to be on her record!

Here i will discuss some highlights of her individual collection-none of which are for sale-but she does have an incredible Etsy shop (The Eden Collective) which is a necessity to add about the Favorites list.

one. Victorian hand painted miniature portrait worn as bracelet: 14k, aged mine lower diamonds, reverses to painting with the little girl’s mother

2. 40s honeycomb belt bracelet: 18k & silver ring designplatinum, brilliant minimize diamonds

3. Victorian slide collection bracelet: mix of 10k and 14k slides with enamel, rubies, diamonds, opals, pearls & turquoise

4. Edwardian “X” bangle: 14k yellow gold, rose slice diamonds, opals

1. Victorian micro-mosaic ring: 18k with landscape scene mosaic inset in onyx

2. Early Victorian mourning ring: 18k, enamel, foiled garnet, “in Memory of” in stations around band, engraved on interior

3. Victorian hairwork faith, hope and charity ring: 10k, hair

4. Georgian foiled garnet band: garnets, 18k

5. Vintage witches coronary heart midi ring: 14k

6. Victorian Bohemian garnet ring: 14k shank, gilt metal stone mounting, garnets

7. Victorian micro mosaic: 14k, Roman ruins mosaic set in onyx

one. Victorian converted brooch ring: 14k, mine slice and rose minimize diamonds

two. Vintage snake midi: 14k, ruby eyes

3. Early Victorian snake ring: 14k, mine reduce diamond, ruby eyes

4. Victorian snake ring: 14k, mine cut diamonds

5. Victorian stick pin conversion pinky ring: 10k, mine lower diamond, ceylon sapphire

6. Victorian snake wrap bracelet: 18k, mine cut diamond

7. 22kt and diamond polki bangle

8. 22kt and diamond polki bangle

9. Victorian snake wrap bracelet: 14k, ruby eyes

*a fun anecdote from Eden about #3 snake ring: “About silver ring price15 years ago at my favorite down and dirty flea market- not an antique market but the kind of place wherever people bring what they cleaned out of their garage, I bought an aged sewing box filled with buttons and bits of lace and trims, etc. There was an ancient rusty Sucrets tin in the box that I could not open because it was so rusted but due to the fact it was relatively light weight and nothing moved when I shook it, I figured was empty.. I think: maybe someday I’ll try to open it, so throw it back in the box along with the buttons. Literally 10 years go by and I’m cleaning out my studio.. decide, because I never ever found a use for anything in that box, to throw it in a bag to give to Goodwill. Something, I don’t know what because I have ignored it for 10 years, will get less than my skin about that Sucrets tin…. a single screw driver and 15 mins later I have destroyed the poor thing but the lid is off. Inside can be a folded up piece of tissue and inside the tissue is the snake ring.”

one. Victorian mourning bracelet: 14k and enamel, drop is 14k and jet with seed pearls engraved on back “Gertrude”

two. Victorian mourning bangle: 14k and enamel with seed pearls

3. Georgian bracelet: 18k, foiled rock crystal, silk velvet ribbon

4. Victorian Albertina watch chain bracelet: 14k, jet

5. Victorian mourning bangle: 14k, enamel, seed pearls

one. 50s hand painted miniature portrait ring: 14k, seed pearls

2. Victorian amethyst converted brooch ring: 18k, amethyst, seed pearls

3. Victorian baby signet midi ring: 10k

4. Victorian baby ring midi: 10k

5. Victorian bypass pinky ring: 14k, rose minimize diamonds, natural pearls

6. Victorian really like knot bracelet: 14k, mine lower diamond

7. Georgian amethyst bracelet: 15k, amethyst

8. Edwardian bangle: gold-filled, amethyst glass

9. Edwardian bangle: 10k, amethyst

one. Georgian sepia miniature ring: our own conversion of a brooch, 14k, rock crystal, paste, ivory

2. Georgian 18k & rose slice diamond ring

3. Georgian mourning ring midi : 18k, macerated hair painted “B” on mom of pearl

4. Art Deco 14k carved wedding band midi

5. Art Deco Platinum & diamond eternity band

4. Georgian mine reduce diamond ring in silver pinch mounting on 18k band

5. Art Deco 14k diamond eternity band

6. Art Deco platinum and diamond “scroll” band

7. Victorian insect ring: 14k, silver, garnet, rose cut diamonds

1. Stuart crystal clasp on Victorian curb link bracelet: 20kt ( thereabouts), rock crystal, hair, engraved to the back “J.S. dy. June 1740 age 4 yrs. 6 mos.”

two. 14k white gold diamond line bracelet

3. Victorian gold-filled curb link bracelet

4. Edwardian 10k bangle

5. Victorian 9k “chain” bangle

6 Edwardian 10k engraved bangle

one. 60s cocktail ring: 14k, lapis, pave diamonds

two. 60s mouse ring: 14k, lapis, ruby eyes, pave diamonds

3. 80s 14k hammered gold ring

4. 70s bracelet: 14k, lapis, coral, pave diamonds

5. 70s pendant attached to bracelet: 14k lapis, coral, pave diamonds

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