Monday, May 10, 2010

2nd Time Around: A 25 Cent Surprise!

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I love getting bargains, and most weeks I get several that I can use in my booths, or sell on Etsy. This past week, I almost didn’t go to the sales because of a storm that came through, but decided to get up anyway. Right before the storm came through, I stopped at a sale in a part of town I normally don’t go to. I was already in the neighborhood, and decided to go to this particular address because scrapbooking supplies were advertised.

I usually look for Vintage jewelry that I can sell on Etsy and in my booths. This young lady had several pieces on a table in zip lock bags for 25 cents each. I thought the one in the pictures below was pretty, and picked it up along with several others.

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After I got home, I got out my jewelry loupe to take a closer look-and what do you know-this one was marked 14k from Israel! I took it to the jewelry store along with some other pieces to verify it and see how much it is worth, and the jeweler said that based on the price of gold, it was worth $150 just for the gold! Not only that, the pearls are real! So….guess what I am going to do? Keep it! LOL

You never know what you’ll find! Please tell me about your bargains!

Thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

Natasha said...

You have got a good eye! That piece is stunning and how wonderful that the pearls are real!

Thanks for having me and best wishes for a great week,
Natasha.

A 2 Z said...

25 cents? Oh my gosh! This is your lucky day! We should go shopping together some day! I think you can teach me a thing or two! Thanks for sharing!

Anne-Marie

Grannys Attic said...

WOW what a LUCKY Lady you are! That is great! Don't it make you feel like a million dollors when you find a great bargin! :)
Blessings, Vicky

momgen said...

Wow it is a pretty one...Happy 2nd time around Tuesday.

Mine is here

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Wow, Diane! That is a great find, and I would keep that pretty pin, too! It's lovely!

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Egg on my face... the other shot came up, and it's not a pin. LOL! I had a hard time getting the second picture to load. I thought it was a brooch. Whatever, it's PRETTY! Glad you found it. :-)

Kathy said...

Look like you scored on a holiday weekend:)

Linda said...

Very pretty I would keep it also!

Manang Kim said...

Oh my goodness that is so pretty!!! Love it!

My Cardinal

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Thank you for hosting. I have put your great party on my Link Party Directory.

Rory

Dragonfly Treasure said...

O M G ! ! ! !
Way to go! Heck yes keep it! Can you say: Great investment!
*hugs*deb

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Wow, what a find, I know you were so surprised when you saw the label. Hummm, I think I'd keep it too...lol..you go girl
Molly

Diann said...

Wow! What an awesome find! I would keep it too!

mississippi artist said...

Great find! It will be beautiful and different to wear.

Katie said...

Thanks for hosting! I love seeing everyones treasures!

Meet Virginia said...

Thanks so much for hosting!!

~Morgan

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xinex said...

Wow! How lucky can you be? It is a very pretty piece too....Christine

Sandy said...

Beautiful Pearls... great find!

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linda said...

Ok, now this is the best find I've read about all week! Way to go girl!

I'd wear the necklace, it's beautiful!

Nancy said...

This reminds me of a few pieces that I have that were my Grandmas, although I don't think they are real. I think this is so pretty and what a total bargain. Now I'm embarrased of my $5 damask napkins I got. ;-) I think I got scammed! ;-)

Dragonfly Treasure said...

There's a little something in this post for you:
http://dragonflytreasure.blogspot.com/2010/05/mosaic-scenery-and-award.html
*hugs*deb

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi Miss Diane,

What a treasure you found!

While my entry is a bit more complicated it does fall under the 2nd time around. Actually it is more like 3, 4th and 5th time around.

It is my heartfelt wish that if someone is in need of hope and inspiration that they will be blessed.

Thank you for hosting a wonderful party.

bj said...

Very pretty, Diane...