On this sleepy Sunday, I thought I’d get together a slice of my ring box collection. You see it’s been weeks since Gem Gossip started an #antiqueringbox challenge and I’m a little late to the party. 💎
For those tagged, thank you for the images while I was out of town helping my parents. Sitting in a hospital room, few things brightened my Mom’s face than images of antique jewels. 💎
For me, what began with a Birk’s box, swiftly migrated into a full on obsession for a bit. I’ll get to the Birk’s box in a bit. 💎
My husband, Mr. Virtu, collects straight edged razors. One night long ago on eBay while searching for a specific celluloid handled razor, I came upon a glorious box. Blue and white and floral all over, it just happened to advertise a jeweler or yore right here in Chicago. 💎
While I try to stick to that original floral Acanthus leaf, you’ll see that I get sidetracked. That yellow! One thing I’m missing in all of my boxes is a true red and a true pink Acanthus. They’re hard to come by and no one is willing to part with one for less than a grand, if at all. 💎
The Birk’s boxes? Our finest jeweler happens to hail from Toronto, Canada, and Birk’s is the Canadian equivalent to our Tiffany. You can find a few Anne Sportun rings housed in beautiful sterling silver boxes in our cases as an homage to her homeland.
I’ve sourced or gifted a few of these for some lucky Virtu couples (you know who you are) but, honestly, I stalk late night auctions just for fun. 💎
Now I’ve got a son who collects a few knives and a husband who’s moved on to antique Sheffield knives. Do you see where we’re going with this in my house? If ever I go missing, I say...and I kid.
Anyhoo, my favorite posts are those that post their passions en masse. Organized vignettes of petals and twigs, sea glass or gemstones, childhood toys. 💎
Tell me. What drives your passion? Tag some of your favorite flatlay collections below. And enjoy this cozy evening. ...