Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Antique Olmsted Jewelry






Remember I was telling you about this? Well, guess what I had the luxury of photographing today. 150 year old family heirloom jewelry, that is normally 'safely' locked away, but that was allowed to come out and play in the sunshine for an hour. Brooch, bracelet & ring. I am even more excited because the secrets of the past are revealing themselves to me in the most intriguing ways. I did not see the engraving until I uploaded the shots to my laptop. I didn't know it came from the Olmsted's. Much of the surname spelling in our family tree was different. On documents, legal papers, letters and other items. Spelling mistakes. 3 different Olmsted's. Sometimes with an 'A', sometimes not. etc. I am digging deeper into the past and these discoveries have cast a spell on me. Aren't they lovely. More antique/vintage jewelry to come this week. If you click to enlarge the bottom photo, you'll see the engraving.

10 comments:

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Gorgeous! What a family treasure you have! That is wonderful!

Jennifer Ramos said...

OOOH i love this so cute!

THANKS FOR THE LINK, i will return the favor.

Jen Ramos
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Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Ooooh!!!
I adore jewels, but antique estate jewels. Now that is a whole other kettle of fish!
Love this. Look into it and let us know!
xo
Gillian

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

That brooch........gasp, more than stunning. Are you actually allowed to wear these lovelies?

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Melissa: Yes, such a treasure. One I will pass down to my daughters!

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Jennifer: You are most welcome for the link. I find your creativity a 'powerhouse'. You have such a clean, graphic, sensuality about your work. Your company is going to be big, big, big. The NYC show will be huge for you. Good Luck.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Gillian: I'm researching with my Uncle. Well, actually he is doing most of the work. Hey, when is your next podcast coming out?

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Hello Maryam: Yes, I suppose I could but I haven't asked my Mom! She loves to keep them tucked away and then goes and gets them every once and a while to admire them. Your photoshoot for Budget Travel looked amazing. I can't wait to see the March 08 issue!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Dear liberty - thank yo so much for your comment on my post :-) - I am a lover of antique jewelery and this Victorian seed pearl brooch is truly lovely.

Mélanie said...

Wonderful , so cute and lovely.
Could you wear them ?
I love this kind of family's treasure