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.
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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