The treasure hunting in the Nashville area is unreal! There are so many great antique shops and flea markets. The Tennessee State Fairgrounds has flea market event dates set for five times a year. Here are the dates:
November 21-22-23 Holiday Preview
December 19-20-21 Last Chance
January 23-24-25 Winterfest
Feb 27-28-1 Spring is the Air
March 27-28-29 Spring Fling
I have to admit, I’ve never been into a pawn shop before. However, after stubbling upon one which had a large sign that said “Estate Jewelry” I was intrigued and decided to have a look. The musty, old shop had two long cases filled with some amazing vintage finds! I had fun looking through, and trying some pieces on.
After admiring/wishing/wanting, I decided to purchase! Check out the two rings I picked in the photo. The Victorian, filigree ring on the left is set in 14k gold, with sapphires and diamonds. This is a bold ring, and definitely makes a statement. I like how it elongates any finger it is on, and feels delicate as well. The other ring I purchased is a trendy panther ring said to have come from an estate in Louisiana. The panther’s eyes are two tiny diamonds and its spots are black enameled.
I was able to talk down the prices, and get a great deal since I bought two items. Treasure hunting is definitely fun and you never know what you will find! I will have to put my adventures on hold though, since I am all out of money!