When trying to determine what to use my livejournal for, I thought I would share my ever increasing collection (and as a way of remembering what I have!) and see if there are others that have a similar interest. So please comment! BTW, I'm an amateur collector - I just do it because it interests me and I'm still in the process of learning the designers, terminology, etc.
To start my journal off, I wanted to share my favorite set of my collection. It's by Trifari
So one of my passions is vintage jewelry. I have been collecting it for a couple of years now and inheriting my great-great-grandmother's locket is what started it all. I love vintage jewelry not only for it's value but craftsmanship of the maker, glamour of the style, stories of the previous owners, connection to American history, and it's one-of-a-kind-ness. I love that with today's mass production of stuff, your vintage piece will be unique to probably only a handful of people. And it is environmentally friendly by reusing instead of buying new!