I am showing off this absolutely gorgeous brooch from my mother that you are going to covet greatly. She bought it in the early 1960s. I'm sure it's technically still hers, but it's in my house now, so I hope she doesn't plan on wearing it any time soon!
I love everything about it: it's the perfect size to wear on a jacket, sweater or hat; it hasn't lost any stones; the colors are multi-seasonal and cheery, and especially I love the curved arms/petals of the design. The beads are turquoise and freshwater pearls, and the center stone is an amethyst. It's nice and heavy with a strong pin. Sometimes heavy brooches have a cheap pin and then they flop all over the place!
I hope you'll take some time to visit Sally and the other BLUE MONDAY participants over at Smiling Sally! I bet you've got a lot of blue that you haven't even noticed that you could share with us, too!