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

Shira Smolko

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Today’s showcased jewellery collector is Olivia of Massive Oh Bijoux. I absolutely love her design and she has some of the coolest pieces for sale in her store — I am dying to personal a piece from her someday. Let us hear a lot more about her journey as an antique & classic jewellery collector:

“I started off far more seriously collecting about 10-15 yrs ago, starting off with more sensitive and cost-effective antique items, like Victorian infant rings. My grandma was an antique supplier, and I grew up searching with my mother at area antique retailers and fairs. Over time, I taught myself about distinct eras, how to check gold, detect hallmarks, etcetera.”

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“I have been a longtime collector of harem rings…I liked the linked bands and it fills like cinderella’s slipper when you discover a person in your dimensions!. I more just lately started off gathering vintage lucite charms and jewellery, which was much more preferred in the 1960s and ’70s but can be hard to find in excellent affliction nowadays.”

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“Jewelry is my passion since I really like the personal link we have with the jewelry we put on. Exclusive items to commemorate a milestone, a pet, or a family members member are some of my favorites to resource for many others and accumulate. The craftsmanship of vintage and antique parts is endlessly awe-inspiring to me.”

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“For storing my collection, I use a hanging mirror storage cabinet, which I love. It’s not an costly financial commitment (mine was all over $75 on Wayfair) but it definitely makes a big difference. So much less complicated to find factors, and stops a jumbled mess!”

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“I’m obsessed with a pair of Art Deco Platinum and Diamond earrings that I just purchased. 1 of my jewelers restored them and they are so quick to use. I intend to continue to keep them, at least till we can go to functions again…”

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“My most sentimental piece is my rose slash ruby and diamond ring (from Jewels by Grace) that my associate of practically 10 years purchased as a “long-phrase partnership” ring. However we aren’t married, I explained to him he could undoubtedly purchase me a attractive ring whenever (haha). I picked this one particular out when Grace was at an antique jewellery fair in NYC three decades ago, and I really like it as significantly as the day I established eyes on it!”

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

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