Jewelry Collection Stories – Olivia of Big Oh Bijoux – Gem Gossip

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Today’s featured jewelry collector is Olivia of Huge Oh Bijoux. I definitely enjoy her design and she has some of the coolest parts for sale in her shop — I am dying to own a piece from her someday. Let us hear a lot more about her journey as an antique & classic jewelry collector:

“I started off extra critically accumulating about 10-15 several years ago, starting with a lot more delicate and cost-effective antique pieces, like Victorian little one rings. My grandma was an antique vendor, and I grew up searching with my mother at nearby antique retailers and fairs. Around time, I taught myself about various eras, how to take a look at gold, recognize hallmarks, etc.”

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“I have been a longtime collector of harem rings…I liked the connected bands and it fills like cinderella’s slipper when you find a single in your sizing!. I far more lately began gathering classic lucite charms and jewellery, which was a lot more common in the 1960s and ’70s but can be hard to come across in good ailment currently.”

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“Jewelry is my enthusiasm due to the fact I love the individual connection we have with the jewellery we don. Specific pieces to commemorate a milestone, a pet, or a relatives member are some of my favorites to supply for others and acquire. The craftsmanship of classic and antique pieces is endlessly awe-inspiring to me.”

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“For storing my selection, I use a hanging mirror storage cabinet, which I like. It is not an expensive financial investment (mine was close to $75 on Wayfair) but it truly will make a difference. So a great deal less complicated to locate points, and helps prevent a jumbled mess!”

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“I’m obsessed with a pair of Artwork Deco Platinum and Diamond earrings that I just obtained. 1 of my jewelers restored them and they are so effortless to wear. I intend to continue to keep them, at the very least until finally we can go to get-togethers again…”

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“My most sentimental piece is my rose reduce ruby and diamond ring (from Jewels by Grace) that my husband or wife of nearly 10 years purchased as a “long-phrase partnership” ring. Though we are not married, I instructed him he could surely invest in me a stunning ring anytime (haha). I picked this one out when Grace was at an antique jewellery reasonable in NYC 3 decades ago, and I like it as significantly as the working day I established eyes on it!”

Thanks for sharing your assortment with us Olivia. You can abide by her listed here –> @bigohbijoux