It was certainly no deal to get my truck out of hock/repairs but it did make it home. Now I list it for sale, again. I’d really like to think the last thing, for a while, has been fixed. But I don’t trust it any more. I’m pressing for lemonade.
While in Prescott one of my favorite thrift stores had a 50% off sale on quite a bit including jewelry so I made a few scores.
I just love sterling silver and consider it an investment I can wear, or sell down the road sometime. The bracelet is from Hong Kong.
“Alpaca silver” from Mexico isn’t silver at all but a metal alloy which can include copper, nickel, zinc, tin, lead or cadmium and is also called nickel silver or German silver. It looks like sterling but doesn’t tarnish and is used in a lot of traditional Mexican and South American jewelry. I like the look especially with the inlay on this Hecho en Mexico barrette.
Don’t know what metal these clip-on earrings are made of but they caught my eye and are stamped on the back “SPAIN”.”
This ring isn’t sterling silver either. However, I am attracted to some costume jewelry. From the1930s and made of pot-metal could have real turquoise, or not. But what the heck, for a buck.
Saved the best deal for last. Now I am all for animal conservation but just couldn’t say no to this pre-1989 banned antique elephant ivory bangle bracelet with a 14-karat gold wire. Because of the sale got it for $10 and later found one online selling for $150. So how do I know it’s really ivory? There’s a couple ways to test for plastic versus ivory or bone. Appling the tip of a hot pin produces a smell, either plastic or bone. Plus ivory has a unique growth pattern that reveals cross graining or criss-cross growth patterns distinctively found only in elephant ivory. And I can see these patterns.
So even though getting my truck repaired was certainly no financial deal at least I got some other great deals for the day.
What super savings have you made lately?