Thursday, June 21, 2012

What would you do? little pearl buttons

I’m in a bit of a quandary at the moment about these little guys…
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Seven unusual pearl buttons I found thrifting one day.  They were in a large bag of jewelry I saw at our local Goodwill by the pound store.  Luckily I was able to sift through it and make a nice little pile of goodies to which I paid only 26 cents…so all of these guys were less than a nickel!    I’ve had them for about 8 months and during that time they just sat neglected in a drawer never seeing the light of day. I’m in no way shape or form a jeweler, but they look to be excellent quality….real pearls with real gold mounts….and with the mounts that they have I can only assume they are buttons, vintage because who makes buttons like these anymore! 
 Now what do I do with them?  First off I wouldn’t use them as buttons since I fear they would be damaged (no washing machine for these!); I could have them made into jewelry, a ring or maybe a pendant, but truthfully pearls aren’t my style.  I’m more into large chunky statement pieces, or bright and colorful enameled stuff.  The only other option is to sell them.  I took them to a local jewelry and his opinion was the same as mine…real real real, but of course I would need to have them appraised before I listed them anywhere to be certain of their value (if any).  Of course if they aren’t that valuable I’m out the cost of an appraisal…so I ask readers….What would you do?  Keep them?  Or take a chance and have them appraised?



PS: Has anyone seen these before??


  1. I'd hate to let them go if they were mine. Is there any way you can have them incorporated into a large piece of jewelry?

    1. I probably could, but then I'm not a big gold or silver person so it would have to be done just right :) Thanks for the input!

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    1. Thanks! I'm leaning towards that choice

  3. Here's what I would do....

    Get them appraised. If the appraisal was decent I would try to sell them. Then I would use the money to buy something I wanted. If they aren't worth selling, I would sew them onto a cute vintage sweater and use them as buttons.

    My guess is, you would be able to sell them to a jewelry designer.

    Good Luck!


    1. I think that is exactly what I'm going to do! Good idea about the selling to a jewelry designer. Thanks!

  4. These are gorgeous! I would definitely go the appraisal route, but they would make nice additions to creative jewelry pieces as well. Nice new blog banner!

  5. these are sooo cute :)
    I love this post!!


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