(¸.·´ ♥ History is precious . . . . . Romance is timeless . . . . .
Add spice to each day with a sprinkle of history and a dash of romance.
Old broken pocket watches are tiny time machines . . . . .
A testament to detail and quality craftsmanship that's been hidden for so many decades . . . now exposed for all to admire.
This one has been reclaimed and refashioned into a unique upcycled piece of jewelry.
What a beautiful way to save the planet - be smart as well as stylish! ♡
~ romantic ~ vintage ~ sentimental ~ sophisticated ~ steampunk ~ stylish ~ antique ~ chic ~
This Victorian inspired design brings together both old and new elements to create a one-of-a-kind vintage assemblage necklace.
* Featuring a large round high quality antique watch movement from the Winton Watch Co. -
fine details include exposed gears, beautiful etching, and 17 real ruby bearings.
* It's securely mounted in a round antiqued brass medallion setting with beaded detail.
* It dangles from an ornate connector in antiqued brass.
* I've accented the brass chain with sparkling faceted Czech glass crystals in alternating Bronze and Silver Luster, which compliment the metal clockwork elements beautifully.
Contrasting brass and silver make this a charming and versatile addition to any wardrobe.
The matching drop earrings combine Czech glass crystals in Bronze and Silver Luster along with Swarovski rhinestone rondelles in antiqued brass.
They dangle from comfortable antiqued brass leverback ear wires.
These earrings are small and sweet - perfect even on their own to add a touch of sparkle to any wardrobe.
♥ A precious little piece of the past to be cherished for years to come. ♥
The chain measures 17" long and closes securely with a lobster clasp. It includes an additional 2" extender with crystal dangle, so you'll look pretty coming and going.
17" chain + 2" pendant + 2" extender = 21" total length
The earring drop measures 3/4", with a total length including ear wires of approx. 1 1/2".
♥ COMPLIMENTARY GIFT WRAPPING:
All items are custom gift wrapped with care using unique handmade and recycled materials, ready for giving or as a special treat for yourself. : )
♪ A NOTE ABOUT SALVAGED ELEMENTS:
Salvaged elements show obvious age including patina, imperfections, and varying finishes due to the passage of time and usage - this adds to their charm and is part of the appeal of vintage jewelry.
Thank you for appreciating the individual nature of vintage and handcrafted items. ♡
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❀ Go green . . . . . buy vintage . . . . . the past makes the perfect present! ❀
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♥ TREASURY ITEM:
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♥ A LITTLE HISTORY:
Why are there ruby bearings in some antique watches?
Reducing friction is important to watchmaking. Instead of metal moving against metal, watch makers discovered that jewels cause little friction or wear. This in turn would make the watch last much longer. The jewels could be diamonds, sapphires, or most commonly rubies. However, the process was time consuming and expensive, so jewels were placed in only very high quality watches of that era.
♥ CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
As with all items containing vintage elements and plated metals, please prevent contact with water, sprays, chemicals, perfumes and lotions. Polish with a jewelry cloth rather than liquid cleanser which can damage pearls, crystals, and other delicate finishes.
This is an original design and only one is available.
Most of the elements in my designs are vintage, and each one has its own unique character and charm. Available exclusively at Romantiquarian Design Pastimes on Etsy.
♥ HEIRLOOM QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP:
Customers who care about quality know . . . all jewelry is not created equal!
Each one of the creations in this gallery has been designed and handcrafted by me with much attention to detail. I use only the best materials, and incorporate old-world style techniques with special details like those found in desirable antique pieces.
♥ HANDMADE PLEDGE:
Remember to "shop small" ~ supporting small business promotes independence, sustainability, quality workmanship, and individuality.
Buying handmade is better for the economy, the environment, and the people making and receiving. Thank you for your support!
♥ A THOUGHTFUL GIFT:
My items make great one-of-a-kind gifts that are also eco-friendly.
Please visit my shop for more nostalgic creations featuring vintage elements and romantic handcrafts.
Busy Hands = Happy Hearts! ♥ ♥ ♥
Thank you for visiting, and I wish you a blessed and beautiful day! :-)
♥ COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY:
All contributed content within this shop is the property of Precious Pastimes, a division of Romantiquarian Design.
Photographs and written text are considered intellectual property under the law and are fully protected. They are NOT public domain and copying is prohibited.
Jewelry designs are copyrighted by Romantiquarian Design 2008-2012 and beyond.
All incidents of copyright and intellectual property infringement will be treated seriously and reported to Etsy's Legal Department in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
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