I don't know about you, but when I wander into town to go shopping or look around the market, I do like to have a browse through the charity shops in town (we have quite a selection!). I often buy books and DVDs there, and clothes when I am in the mood to try them on! I like finding little inexpensive treats for myself or as gifts, and helping a charity at the same time.
So, on Saturday I was having my usual browse through the charity shops when I found something which I can only describe as a Curiosity. It was under the glass counter, and quite black and dirty, but I decided I would bring it home and clean it up to see if that would give me a better idea of what it is - and I still have no idea!
I even took it into the jewellers where I used to work and no clues there either! It seems to be some kind of Art Nouveau-stlye pendant, although despite being fairly weighty it shows no signs of wear, for example like you would usually get around a pendant loop where it rubs against a chain over time. I'm pretty certain it's not silver, from the colour and the weight, it's possibly pewter, although the one thing we all agreed on is that the stones seem to be coral.
If anybody has any better ideas about what it could be please do let me know! For myself, I think it's a rather pretty new addition to my jewellery collection, and goes to show you can find some wonderful things in charity shops - even if you don't quite know what they are!