Most of our jewelry is hand-made by individual artists, but occasionally a fellow believer in the value of all creatures donates all or part of his or her collection. I have received just such a collection of light-hearted and fun, vintage and retro, costume and better. Over the next few weeks I'll be going through, repairing, cleaning, and listing so that these pieces that have brought so much joy can repeat that process timelessly.
The etching of the metal in silver, brass, copper and darker is reminiscent of what we see in the jewelry of ancient Rome and Greece. I'm not certain, but I believe the cabochons are jasper--and have a special beauty due to the subtle swirls of color they contain. The attachment of the cabochons is movable, for optimum comfort in wearing.