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New Items Added to @shopGemGossip

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New stash alert!

Wanted to let you know--if you haven't already seen the newest additions to the @shopGEMGOSSIP page, here they all are!  So many gorgeous rings--some fun opals, lots of sparkly diamonds, even a yummy green chyrsoprase.  A few have already been sold and are sitting pretty in their new homes. 

I do offer layaway--if you see something you might want, but don't currently have the money you can put it on layaway. You can pay 1/3 every thirty days for 3 months--no fees!  All purchases this month receive a quartz geode and a Gem Gossip pen. If you follow on Instagram @shopGEMGOSSIP I've also posted videos of all these rings as well--you just need to have the latest version of Instagram to view the sliding image function.

I accept PayPal, money order, checks, Venmo and credit cards. Email sales@gemgossip.com for all inquiries!

 

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Weekday Wardrobe: Accessorizing Rings & Clutches

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Lately I've been all about wearing my newest addition to my necklace collection--this 14k yellow gold thick collar that I picked up from Arrow & Anchor Antiques. We did a trunk show together and of course, ended up buying something from her gorgeous selection. When you're a jewelry lover (addict?) you tend to do that.

I've also been sorting through my vintage clutch collection, mostly which came from eBay and antique shops from my travels. Getting them out and pairing them up with different rings has been a fun thing to do, especially over the holidays. Wearing festive attire usually isn't my thing, but I want to add something fun and different to what I normally wear when I attend holiday parties, so having these clutches is perfect for my style. I thought it would be cool to incorporate them into my Weekday Wardrobe post for this month since I promised more of these posts. Hope you enjoy!

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Day One:

Navy blue enameled shield conversion ring (used to be a stick pin) -- enamel refinished by Platt Boutique Jewelry

18k yellow gold Lapis ring from Sarah's Vintage & Estate Jewelry -- enamel and side stone repair by Platt Boutique Jewelry

14k yellow gold linked rings created by myself using scrap gold items and bracelet safety chains 

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Day Two:

Victorian trio opal ring found at Brimfield in 2014

Retro flower ring with diamond, my first ever Ruby Lane purchase back in 2008 (still one of my favorites)

Opal flower cluster ring found at Nashville's first ever Big Flea

Weekday Wardrobe | Gem Gossip

Day Three:

14k yellow gold Victorian thimble ring found at the Nashville flea market

14k yellow gold boulder opal ring specially made by BCE Jewelry for me :)

14k yellow gold Gemini Twins enamel ring found on eBay

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Day Four:

Star sapphire and enamel antique ring found from OakGem at the Miami Antique Show in 2015

Victorian dendritic agate ring found at Joden Jewelry

Victorian turquoise and diamond ring found at the Vegas Antique Show in 2013

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Day Five:

Edwardian diamond ring found on eBay

Platinum and diamond ring found from Hampton Estate Auction (my Christmas present from Matt this year)

14k white gold three stone diamond ring from eBay (one of my very first purchases off eBay, it originally had a ruby in the center)

 

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Over 70 Items for the Holidays -- @shopGEMGOSSIP

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I've been saving and sorting, hunting and hoarding to bring you an amazing selection of items in time for the holidays! This time of year has some pressure involved with finding the "perfect gift" so I wanted to alleviate that by offering A LOT of antique and vintage jewelry (over 70 items), for great prices (no crazy mark ups like you see elsewhere), and a unique selection (lots of stackers and bold pieces as well). I've been saving many of these pieces all year long and I also went through my personal collection again (after many times, with each inspection learning to let go of more and more). Today is the day the items will start going live over on @shopGEMGOSSIP

At first, many of you voted a few weeks ago, wanting me to release everything at once on the same day. I began to like this idea too, until I realized I had over 70 pieces--so could you imagine someone you're following on Instagram posting 70 photos in one day?! That would be SO annoying, so I've decided to list 10 items each day, which will allow everything to be listed before November 1st, plenty of time before the holidays kick in. Hope everyone likes my selection this year and I'm excited for new customers and happy returning customers.

Just some notes:

 

  • Yes, I do offer layaway! It is for three months and you pay 1/3 each month--no fees!
  • PayPal is the main form of payment I accept, however I also accept checks and money orders. Also now accepting Venmo.
  • International Shipping--I've been using UPS global shipping which is trackable and fully insured. The delivery time is usually 4-8 days depending on foreign clearance. Pricing is $50-100; it varies country by country.

 

All pieces shown above are available--if interested email sales@gemgossip.com to inquire!

 

xoxoGemGossip

Gem Gossip Visits Trademark Antiques in Pennsylvania

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Trademark Antiques has been a favorite of mine since their start, back when I began blogging, in 2008. My #JewelryRoadTrip to Pennsylvania last year had me driving across the whole state, and I couldn't wait to get back to this sparkly region as I had missed visiting with Trademark Antiques when I was there! And boy am I glad I came back with plenty of time to devote. Located in central Pennsylvania, just a half hour from where my Gram lives and minutes away from a few shops and restaurants that I've traditionally visited since I was a baby, I was so surprised to realize how Jessica and Jason are so close to familiar favorites of mine. It came as no surprise though when I was greeted and welcomed with open arms and smiles all around. If you've ever purchased a piece of jewelry from Trademark Antiques, you know how absolutely sweet both are and friendly doesn't even begin to describe it!  

I walked into an antique jewelry wonderland, equipped with my camera and some naked fingers, wrists, ears and neck. Luckily, I prepared well because two large ring trays, tons of necklaces, piles of bracelets and loads of pins awaited me, each displayed with the utmost care.  Trademark Antiques is known for their impeccable conversion pieces, and if you ever want to add an antique enameled flower piece to your collection, just take a look at their inventory! But be quick about it--there are people that collect these highly-sought-after pieces, with some selling out just minutes of posting.  Seeing so many pieces I once ogled over online, now live and in-person was really cool. The garnet headed snake bracelet, the colorful flower brooches, the sweet little charms that immediately made me want to start another charm bracelet...I didn't know where to begin putting a look together. 

Sticking with favorite motifs, I opted for some navettes, large oval-shaped rings and some favorite floral conversion pieces. Figas are another favorite of mine and Trademark Antiques had some outstanding and unique ones. They also carry some really great serpent rings and enamel jewelry, two absolute favorites of mine. If you see something that catches your eye in any of the photos I took from my visit, feel free to email Jessica at Contact@trademarkantiques.com -- you can save the photo and zoom in on your favorite; take a screenshot with your phone, or make a wishlist! There are lots of pieces that aren't listed yet!

I'm so happy I got to meet Jessica and Jason of Trademark Antiques--it was such a memorable visit and a good time had by all! I had so much fun delving into all the rings and jewels, stacking and styling to my heart's content. I hope everyone enjoys these photos, some of which were taken by Jason who is such a talented photographer as well. If you scroll through their Instagram page, you can immediately spot the quality of the photos, which makes following them on Instagram even more fun!

 

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More Updates from @shopGEMGOSSIP

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If you follow me over on Instagram, you know I've been rampantly purging rings from my personal collection. Not sure why really. Spring cleaning? Too many to account for? Change? I think a lot has to do with working from home. I used to have to get ready for work everyday--choosing clothes, doing my hair, and picking out a different jewelry look. Now that I work from home, a lot has changed. My tastes have evolved as well, so I also think that is a factor. But I hate to see rings not being worn. And just like clothing--if you can go through your wardrobe and haven't worn a certain piece in years, it might be time to part with it! Finding new homes for my rings definitely feels good! Hope one of these finds its way to you!

To find out which of the above rings featured are still available, check out the full inventory over at @shopGEMGOSSIP 

And yes, the scarab has sold--may have been the hardest to part with and definitely the quickest to sell.

 

xoxoGemGossip