As requested here is the post on what I managed to find when digging through mums old jewellery box:
If you want to purchase decent jewellery that’s not going to fall to pieces as you wear it, things can get a little pricey. And as much as I love opshops the range of jewellery is pretty limited. So instead, the only logical thing to do is to beg, borrow and steal from you family. And if there is one thing I have found it’s that family members are usually really flattered that you want their things! Seriously if you want some good quality vintage jewellery take a trip to your nana’s house. When you think about it, it makes sense that people have all this lovely old jewellery they don’t wear but it’s too good to throughout. When talking to my mum, most of the stuff she gave to me she had grown out of – which is a valid point, half the stuff I was wearing a couple of years ago I would never wear now.
The pieces below are a mix of things from my gran and mum.