When you have no knowledge of jewellery designers or books then whatever you come across you think is new. However when you start reading and exploring you soon learn that most designs you see or use are just replicas, knock offs, designer inspired, remakes of old designs.
Like these dragonfly brooch and earrings.
The same design as the smaller necklace which I found on ebay as necklaces and turned into one necklace.
Then there’s this necklace
Which is very similar in design to my necklace on the right.
And of course the Aztec Warrior pin from the 1950s…
Is almost identical in the necklace I bought off ebay
And my Inca Man set is also close in design.
So even I didn’t know I had designer inspired pieces in my collection.