There is a woman in my life that is very precious. Having lost my own Mother many years ago, I have adopted this woman into my life and that of my children’s lives. Miss Claudia is in her mid eighties. Although you aren’t supposed to tell a woman’s age, Claudia will proudly tell you hers. She is remarkable as she still drives, still faithfully goes to church and still does most of what she wants. She tells me I am the daughter she never had and I feel as close to her as I did my own Mother. When you get to be of a certain age, you realize that the things you have are just that, things. Claudia has begun to declutter. One day she told me to go through her pins and chose some I would like. She has beautiful pins and I tried very hard not to be greedy though she encouraged me to take as many as I wanted, she had no use for them. I picked these eight pins.
The pictures do not do them justice. The one below is bigger than it looks in the picture. The outside pedals are pink stones.
I am so glad that you can see the scene in this pin.
This leaf is the biggest, probably close to three inches. It was the hardest to photograph. In fact taking pictures of jewelry period is hard. It just doesn’t do justice to the pieces.
All the shots of the pearl double circle pin came out blurry. It’s so pretty, I wish you could see it better. I remember wearing circle pins in high school in the 60′s. This one is a fun pin.
This is the smallest. It’s maybe 1 1/2 inches across. Very petite. Very pretty pink stones.
I’m glad on this one you can see the cameo. It’s so delicate.