Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Some of My Favorite Family Jewels Revisited

 Over a year ago I finally was able to get my hands on my grandmother's solid gold bangles. Back in the days my grandfather would give my grandmother a gold bangle every year so you can just image how many she had ! Well these now are mine :-) the problem was that I got the gold bangles without the gold coin which was what I desired the most. Gold bangles with coins ( sterlina ) is a piece of jewelry that was very popular in the 30s and 40s . After having had the coin made by a local jeweler I was not very happy with the result and therefore I was still on the search for the magical coins that I so longed for . One day my mom and I had divine message..." look (in nonna's jewels) and you shall find " :-) I remembered my nonna (grandmother) having a broach that was very important and that both my mom and I never wore because it was too precious...that coin was of a gold snake that wrapped around two gold coins!!! And voilà , we brought it to the jeweler and had the coins carefully removed so that I could use both the snake as a broach and the coins as charms ! As you can see from the picture above the coins were locked in with a circular gold rim so that they locked in safely. 
Now I am happy as I will ever be with my original bangle bracelets with a huge 19th century coin as a charm!! To know more about the other my jewels (and know the whole story )please check out  firstly my older video (link below) and my most recent one which is uploading now...

 Snake broach above

Past video on my rings and some of my jewels
Most recent video


  1. Ciao Bella,
    I love your bangles with the gold coin... its a beautiful combination! I really love all the jewelery, each piece is so beautiful!! You are such a lucky girl!!
    Wishing you a really great day!
    Hugs & Kisses,

    1. Aw thanks Shelley!! I am happy you liked my jewelry!! It means a lot to me :-) Thanks for commenting friend xoxoxo

  2. LOVE the photos.
    I can see all the details.
    The pieces are wonderful!
    I was very happy to see that finally got your medal. I remember well how you been frustrated with the results of the previous attempt.
    But you had every reason the set was classic and beautiful.
    Maria Ester