Fitzcharmings Jewelry Articles
On Mother’s Day this year my oldest son and his girlfriend gave me an addition to my Pandora charm bracelet. It’s a sterling silver dangly that reads “Loving Mother”. I decided to make a video to show you. My first video on Youtube. I bought an iPhone and wanted to give it a try. […]
Let me share my newest Thomas L Mott charm I’ve added to my collection. It’s one I’ve never seen before and I happened upon it by accident.
Antonio Pineda was a Taxco Mexico native who began an apprenticeship at Taller de Las Delicias, run by William Spratling when he was just 14 years old. After eight years of learning silversmith arts he opened his own shop and began creating his own original designs. Pineda created jewelry from the 1930s until the 1970s […]
I’m a sweet treat lover. It’s not a good habit to have but I’m trying to exercise a bit of self control when it comes to candy, cake, donuts, and the like. As I was browsing through some Juicy Couture charms I decided to make a little collage out of my favorite sweet tooth charms. […]
Margot Van Voorhies: The Art of Mexican Enameled Jewelry Margot Van Voorhies Carr was an American artist who moved to Mexico in 1937. She soon met and married Antonio Castillo, one of the owners of Los Castillo silver. Her husband encouraged her to begin designing silver jewelry in his shop under the professional name of […]
Buying The Right Type And Length Of Necklace And What The Sizes Are Called There are several different styles of necklaces and the first consideration when choosing a length is how the necklace is made. A metal chain is typically worn with a pendant on a woman or worn alone on a man. It can […]
Silver Masters of Mexico, Hector Aguilar and the Taller Borda The Silver Masters of Mexico book features Mexican jewelry designers and artists including Hector Aguilar, Valentin Vidaurreta, Los Castillio, Antonio Pineda, William Spratling, and more. Features almost 500 color photos of Mexican Silver Jewelry designs. Like many of the notable Taxco Mexico silver artisans, Hector […]
Just a quick note to show you the wooden Nuvo charms I bought on eBay. They have the older mark. The new mark has the word Nuvo written out. They are in great condition and I didn’t pay very much for them so I’m not sure if I got a really good deal of they […]
Have you ever wondered what the difference between rolled gold and gold plate is? Or gold filled and vermeil? Read this for easy definitions and differences.
Happy Mothers Day to my mom and all mothers everywhere. I hope you have an especially charming day.
I just found these 2 Longaberger Basket charms in the way back recesses of my safe and thought I’d see if anyone else has any. They are both stamped 14K and Longaberger. The small one is flat on the back and has some dimensional detail on the front. The larger one is completely figural. It […]
Cocktail rings are made to capture attention with their big bold center stones. They bring focus to your hands and nowadays are worn with day and evening wear. How did cocktail rings become fashionable?
Do you know the difference between charms that are rhodium plated and those that have a vintage patina? Here are some examples of both and reasons why you would want rhodium plating or not.
This birth month angel is one of my favorite Creed charm themes. The company makes some of the nicest vintage charms, mostly Christian and Catholic in nature. Creed is also famous for their crystal rosaries.
First the non-charm stuff – Today is my first day of being completely self-employed. I’ve decided to ditch the corporate job and make a go of it on my own. It feels great. Scary but great. My stress level is down 500 percent. That may not be the case in a few months if I’m […]
I’ve always been a traditional charm bracelet type of girl. I like the old fashioned charms that attach with jump rings. I’ve collected that style of bracelet for quite a few years and have lots of different vintage charm bracelets. This year I decided to try something different. My kids always ask me what I […]
Hello readers, I’ve risen from the dead and have started writing on my blog again. The big bunch of jewelry I bought last night inspired me to take a picture of it all and write a blog post about it.
This week I was elated to be able to buy a Thomas L Mott charm bracelet form the estate of Joan Munkacsi. Joan was a mentor to many charm collectors and Thomas L Mott are my favorite charms so I think I was meant to own this piece. It’s the centerpiece of my TLM collection now. See more of Joan’s extensive collection as it’s offered on eBay.