There are lots of tricks and techniques to make something appear older than it is --
All types of chemicals to give bronzed and vintage patinas.
Crackle finishes -- bury it in the backyard for a year -- heat it, paint it, stain it, etc.
But nothing, absolutely nothing, can compare to good old fashion time.
Although the camera hasn't captured it, there is the most delicate and sparkling little rim of old rhinestones on the inside of the oval and the oldest most time-worn old faux seed pearls on the outer rim.
Suspended from beautifully worn rosary pearls.
It is a treasure.
Signed Kay Adams, A1537 Bitz Collection, $65, Sold