Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ledo Love

I came across this beautiful bracelet and earring set while out thrifting the other day. Isn't it beautiful!! I am usually not one for gold-tone jewelry, but this was beautiful and I had to have it. I acquired it from the estate of a woman who traveled around the country with her husband. Living here in the midwest as well as Las Vegas where their son was a dealer at the tables. They also had a stint in LA LA land, Los Angeles.
I knew nothing of Ledo jewelry prior to this but when I saw this piece it just had a 'special' look to it. I knew it was costume jewelry, but it had an expensive feel to it. I bought the piece and came home and hit up Google immediately. This set was produced between 1949 and 1959. Ledo was sought after because of its quality craftsmanship and surprisingly real look. The set was in a box that said 'Bullock's of Los Angeles'. Bullock's sold high end goods in LA from about 1907 until the 1980s from what I can find, and Ledo was one of the brands it carried.
What a wonderful find. My husband even said he liked it! I have it up on Etsy, but I might just have to wear it a few times and collect the compliments :)
You like? Want to see more!? Check it out in detail in my Etsy store Vintage Dreams.

See more fun thrifting finds at Thrift Share Monday on Apron Thrift Girl.

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