If it's old, it's gold. I love the story that an old chandelier crystal, key, brooch, etc. can tell. I imagine that it saw a debutante ball or a cocktail party back when ladies were ladies and gentlemen were gentlemen. I get a magical rush when I find these bits and baubles tucked away in an old box or drawer, long forgotten, but begging to live again as something completely new. One of my latest favorites sold almost as soon as it was listed, but I plan to make more lariat necklaces in the same style, and even one for myself while I'm at it!