Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Original boxes make me happy

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/122862696
https://www.etsy.com/listing/160017229/hallmarked-1857-ruby-turquoise-pearl
http://oroincensoemirra.eu/home/necklaces/
http://oroincensoemirra.eu/home/parures/
http://www.parishotelboutique.com/store/product3887.html
http://www.georgianjewelry.com/items/show/13706-antique-crescent-moon-pearl-comb-in-box
http://wellsantiques.com/product-category/antique-jewelry/
http://www.rubylane.com/item/669694-3994/15K-Solid-Gold-Etruscan-Revival

"Original box" is a phrase that makes me feel warm all over. When I see antique jewelry like this - "in situ" - I really feel transported to another time. I imagine standing in a jewelry shop, watching the keeper pack up a purchase and closing the box with a little snap. It is also a reminder to me that all of these things - antiques today - were once brand new, waiting in a shop for someone to try them on and take them home. Here are a few of my favorite examples (all images linked).

Images courtesy of:
Baby ring: Jean Jean Vintage
Turquoise ring: Etsy
Snake necklace and pearl parure: Oro incenso e mirra
Mourning ring: Paris Hotel Boutique
Comb: The Three Graces
Goldstone mosaic ring: Wells Antiques
Etruscan bracelet: Rubylane

1 comment:

Wild Tea Party said...

They make me happy too. The item was clearly so treasured they kept it safe. I wish jewelry always came in beautiful boxes like that these days.

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