Today I'm linking up to Mockingbird Hill Cottage's "A Favorite Thing" to share a favorite piece of jewelry which is quite a statement coming from me. I have very little jewelry and hardly ever wear any. If I am "dressing up," I favor pins and bracelets; this bracelet is my fave.
I even have the original box which is very nice for storage.
The bracelet belonged to my mother and is probably from the 1950s. It is a piece of Siam Sterling also called "Niello" or "Nielloware." It was made from the 30s to the 80s, and the figures pictured represent different Ramakien Myth gods (who knew?).
Personally, I like its form more than anything, and it has a cool clasp. What more could you want? The truth be told, it is rather pokey and scratchy to wear, but I figure that's a small price to pay for artistic beauty.
I think there are a pair of matching earrings floating around my dad's house. Neither my sister or I ever wear earrings (and neither does my dad!).