Online jewelry purveyor ylang23.com just added estate pieces to their inventory and the stuff is exquisite. The prices are accordingly steep, but even if you aren't about to splurge it's still a lot of fun to browse. Take these Victorian earrings, which are ornate filigree paved with cognac diamonds in a darkened gold setting-ladylike with a touch of goth. They're so beyond beautiful that I'm actually reconsidering getting my ears pierced (and buying a lottery ticket). And for something more applicable for every day, these yellow gold starburst earrings accented with teeny diamonds in the middle are perfect, and so much more original than basic studs. Other highlights from the collection include this crimson-colored bakelite bracelet carved with a leaf-and-flower motif (I love the idea of letting this stand out against a really simple monochromatic outfit) and this intricately wrought swallow pin covered with blue enamel feathers and rose-cut diamonds, with ruby cabochon eyes.
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