Celebrity Costume Jewelry
Researching vintage Celebrity costume jewelry…
Gong Show Prizes from the 1970’s
Researching vintage Celebrity costume jewelry has become my hobby. In between building websites I find peace in looking at all the gorgeous pieces of vintage costume jewelry passed down from my great grandmother to me. Bizarre and amusing, many of my costume jewelry was obtained through prizes won as a contestant on the Gong Show. I was eight years old when I “won” the Gong Show. Celebrity Costume jewelry wasn’t age appropriate for a kid who just learned how to ride a bike! Peanut brittle was also included in the prize package…that I ate and ate, and ate. Thinking back, the peanut brittle had a rancid smell but, I ate it. Fast forward to present I have to send my prizes back into the world for others to enjoy.
Comparing how we used to find our “bobbles” – department stores V.S. tupperware parties defines a time when life was little bit slower, a little bit easier, and not as populated. I time when we held doors open for the elderly. Strangers were not a “stranger danger”.
Participation trophies were not given out…you either won or lost – in the process you learned the game for the next try out or game. Winning built character. Having said that, all these gorgeous pieces of a time passed represents when someone tried to take my win away from me, but, I stood up for myself. A grown man took my real win. He threw the race card (even through I’m more ethnic than he was (assuming he is dead). My win / loss was a lesson. Don’t count a win til the check is cashed. To hear the full story of I I won the gong show and my vintage Celebrity Jewelry and more hit this link. Sabrina Souiri Raw Story Telling
Happy hunting and viva costume jewelry for grabbing a place in history.
Vintage Celebrity Brand Stamped Gold Toned Choker Necklace
Choker was part of winning from the TV show The Gong Show in the 1970’s
Measures: 6.5 inches from back clasp to bottom of necklace.
About Celebrity: Celebrity made finer costume jewelry from the 1950s through the 1970s in New York City. Higher quality rhinestones were usually handset in frames of silver, gold, and rhodium plate metalwork.
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