Priceless purple quahog pearl … mis-identified as a piece of costume jewelry and sold for $14 dollars!
Posted at 2:26 am by 1909ventilo, on July 12, 2011
Image courtesy of Antoinette Matlins
Rare, enormous and potentially priceless purple quahog pearl … His partner recognized that the brooch was made of gold, Golash said, paid $14 for it …
Golash brooch – named after its discoverer, Rhode Island jeweler Alan Golash
The brooch, dated around 1835, is decorated with black and white enamel in high carat yellow gold and has an additional quahog pearl droplet suspended from it. It was included in the pearls exhibition which toured the world from 2001 to 2008 and will probably be offered at auction . The center pearl was given the allusive name pearl of Venus by the discoverer of the brooch.
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I love old things! I’ve been collecting Vintage and antiques since I was practically a kid! I love researching the Edwardian era. … I am so… sentimental and concerned with things of the past…my family and friends cease to talk to me at times. I love period movies: Horseman on the Roof, Wuthering Heights, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bleak house, and John Adams. My favorite actress is Juliette Binoche, in the movie Chocolat. I know it’s just a movie but, I feel if people would act that kind the world would be a better place to live.
I am on a constant mission to discover treasures; I love one-of-a-kind items, no one else has. Because I buy too much, occasionally I sell my items; Vintage prom, purses, antiques and incredible Edwardian jewelry. Originally I started this blog for myself, my little space to keep all my research notes, price realized and my photo creations. It seems there is more to this blog now, hopefully you can feel my love for the past.
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