This is where my passion for antique comes in. Lately I've been on a search for a piece of jewelry I can buy that isn't too steep and that will be special to me in years to come. The simple act of searching Google produced the lovely website, Vintage Jewelry Online~ a treasure trove of Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco pieces that had my heart pounding and my credit card sweating (just kidding). I'm still torn between several pieces but in the meantime I thought I'd share three of the absolutely gorgeous rings I love (all for cheaper than a Tiffany "bean" necklace, with far more character and history to boot). I can't wait to have something arrive for me one day and I can wear it, wondering about the woman who wore it before me, perhaps sixty or seventy years ago. Now that is what I call unique.
Top ring: Genuine 1930's Art Deco Pearl and Sapphire ring, $285US