Saturday, February 14, 2015


My Jewelry Inventory

Part 1

My Brooch Collection

When you are as forgetful as I have become these last few years, it is wise to take inventory of the small treasures in your life.  A record so that you know if you loose something or to provide proof that you owned such things in case of a theft.  So this week I have started the process of taking photos and getting a visual inventory of my jewelry. 

As you can see in the photo about I have an affinity for vintage jewelry and more specifically for pearls 

and sapphires


rubies and crowns

large pearl brooches

smaller pearl brooches

and beautiful large pearl brooches with rubies

and seed pearl stick pins

and even pretty bows

and this sweet little basket of gems 

my onyx and pearl gold safety pin brooch.  

Edited March 16. 2015 to add my new Faberge Franklin Mint Crown with Pearls and Rubies. 

This is a lovely brooch and it can be worn as a brooch or a pendent on a chain. 

My last brooch is a silver spoon.  I have this because I am a spoonie, living with Fibromyalgia.  This way no matter what I have at least one spoon everyday. 

My brooch collection will be updated if and when I have a new brooch to add to my collection. 

Hugs, Beverly

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  1. Those are gorgeous! You know I love pearls too, and yet I only have a few brooches with pearls. Yours are so delicate and sweet!! I have a few wreath shaped that have rhinestones, but only one pearl. And what a perfect idea to catalog your beauties by photo! Mind if I do the same? Love your pretties!!
    And Happy Valentines Day to you!

    1. Thank you Doni and absolutely you are welcome to use my idea. I am such a visual person and I thought this would be the best way to keep up with them. Hugs, Beverly

  2. All of your pins are so pretty. What a smart idea to do. I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!

    1. Thank you Julie and Happy Valentine's Day to you!!!! Hugs, Beverly

  3. Lovely collection! Your pictures make them look so dreamy, too! Thank you for taking part today in Let's Talk Vintage! Much appreciated!


  4. What a nice idea to do an inventory of your jewelry. I have some vintage brooches also. I have a basket of pearls similar to your sweet little basket of jems. I am sorry to hear that you have fibromyalgia. I feel your pain. I know a few people with this and it is not pleasant for them. I hope one day they will find a cure. take care, hugs..


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