Vintage or antique jewelry is beautifully unique; some of the techniques used to create it are a lost art (which explains the wretched state of modern jewelry!) Its also a green option-the costs of mining & refining the metals, enamels, gems, etc..have already been paid by our Earth.Using vintage or 2nd hand items reduces our impact on our planet.Art Nouveau French 18K Gold Mistletoe Natural Ruby Christmas Love Stick Pin !
Tiffany gold and enamel arrow tie pin circa 1910. Notice the attention to detail, down to the notch for a bowstring. Bought by a Japanese merchant marine at a port of call in NY. His granddaughter emigrated, brought the pin with her, and gifted it to FIRE & SILK.