One of my favorite things to thrift is jewelry (well... maybe one of many) and I always try to make a point of looking through the awful or ugly to find those hidden treasures. But, I will say that these two recent finds at two different thrift stores were my crowning glory of thrift. Both are beautiful and 14kt gold! I don't know how they got past the handlers but when I saw them and knew what I had, I contained my joy until I left the store. Total cost: $6.00!
Gold hoops: 14kt gold thrifted $3.00 (sorry the photo isn't great)
14kt Gold Starfish pendant-thrifted- $3.00
It's fitting that this sand dollar pendant is an organism and even an invertebrate, it just warms my biology loving heart. I plan to do another post soon on many great costume jewelry finds.