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Saturday, April 28, 2012

HOPING FOR HOBÈ


After five pairs of earrings were in desperate need of repair, I visited my local jeweler on Polk Street. I, of course, had to try on several of their outstanding pieces including a magnificently detailed Hobé bracelet, similar to the version pictured above. I had never even heard of Hobé, but following a quick search I found that it was the first costume jewelry brand, created in the late 19th century! Vintage jewelry is so special. Anytime I wear a piece, it's as though I'm wearing a little piece of history, particularly so when wearing family heirlooms. Thanks to my lovely grandmother for seeing the value in passing these meaningful pieces along!

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  1. my mother was a antique vintage jewelry dealer for 40 years she know her stuff! she had I very large collection of almost very designer. she even wrote a book on some of here most precious finds but unfortunately she didn't get it published before her passing, my sister is working on finishing it. some years ago my mother gave me a bracelet just like the one in your pitcher as my mother taught me check always check for marks, hallmarks. I look on that piece very well & didn't find any hallmarks at all. I sold it on ebay for less then $40.00. if you would can you send me a pic of the hallmark on the bracelet, I would be very disappointed if I missed it.
    Thank you in advance, Kathleen (jewlflower) jewlflower1@cox.net

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