Sunday, 11 January 2015

All that glitters is gold.

When I think of charity shop jewellery, it conjures up images of rows of hanging beads all tangled together, of a collection of odd, unwanted presents and rings that turn your fingers green. No doubt there's a lot of that about but there are also some really great pieces to be had including genuine gold and silver - you've just got to have a bit of patience. 

The three rings above are all genuine silver with hallmarks.



I bought these two together from the Age Concern shop in Chorlton - I think they came from the same previous owner. The one of the left I barely take off - it's an odd shape but quite simple. I can't have anything too expensive or detailed due to my extreme clumsiness so this ring is just perfect. I also have tiny fingers so when I find a ring that fits, I'm normally buying it! The other is a very odd design and the band is a little crooked which, for me, only adds to its appeal! These two I got for about £3.

This is a genuine gold necklace which I rediscovered when I moved house recently. Again, it's a very simple design and very light. I bought it when I was at college and going through a phase of wearing far too much jewellery at all times (I used to be called Magpie at college due to my attraction to everything shiny!). I started wearing it every day and after about a week, got out of the shower and realised it hadn't turned my neck green. On closer inspection, it is also marked! I honesty love this necklace to bits and feel a bit naked without it!

Do you buy jewellery from charity shops? Leave me a comment below. Char x


  1. I love your instagram! I live next door to a charity shop so I'm forever buying stuff too. I list mine on my blog too check it out ๐Ÿ˜Œ xx

  2. I can't get enough of your blog!
    I haven't been lucky enough to find any decent jewellery in a charity shop but I'm certainly going to keep looking after seeing your finds๐Ÿ™ˆ x

  3. Lauren - you LIVE NEXT DOOR TO a charity shop?! Oh my goodness, that's my dream! What charity is it? And yes, I definitely will do!

    Lily - thanks! They usually keep the things they've worked out are genuine silver/gold in the cabinets but they = overpriced!


  4. Amazing finds Charlotte! I once bought a long gold necklace from a chazza which has tiny snaffle horse bits on it. It turned out to be gold, too, and everytime I wear it, I get a compliment on it; a lot of people ask if it is Gucci! xxx