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Exquisite vintage costume jewelry for women with far from ordinary tastes
TruFaux Jewels offers uncommonly elegant and unlikely-to-be-found-elsewhere vintage necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, clips, parures, and accessories of notable American and European designers.
Faceted square-cut sapphire-blue-glass chicklets alternate with glass stones molded in a step pattern to form this Art Deco classic necklace. The two blue enamel links on each end make me think this piece is European in origin. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. The original silver-tone finish is a bit worn in places, so some of the brass is showing, but who cares? This elegant piece is versatile and timeless, and from my personal collection. This necklace looks lovely with my sapphire and filigree Art Deco bracelets – scroll down to see them.
This tapered 1950s bar pin by Hattie Carnegie features tiny deep-sapphire-blue glass beads and gold-tone wire wound in alternating rows and finished with a gold-tone back. I have another brooch in the same style, also by this maker, which has pearl and diamanté in a silver-tone setting -- scroll down to see it.
With its sapphire-glass-stone baguettes and diamanté accents set in sterling silver filigree, this 1920s Art Deco bracelet by Granbery has the construction and appearance of its fine jewelry counterpart. The excellent articulation and clasp with safety catch are the hallmarks of high quality. Although one of the baquettes has a small surface chip, my expert jeweler has confirmed that the stone is firmly set. Granbery advertised their flexible bracelets in the June 1925 issue of The Keystone, a jewelry trade publication. This bracelet looks lovely with several of my sapphire Art Deco necklaces and earrings — scroll down to see a selection.
These 1950s Hattie Carnegie earrings feature a lovely shade of sapphire blue poured glass in a delicately-detailed gold-tone setting with clip-backs. Light passes through the glass. The design is timeless and versatile!
This 1950s sapphire, diamanté and gold-plated bouquet brooch by Marcel Boucher exemplifies the flowing motifs and textured metals of the period. The pave ribbon that ties the stems speaks to the maker's attention to detail and design genius. This piece has a roll-over safety clasp.
These classy and long Art Deco pendant earrings feature a blue rhinestone rondelle (which I have never seen before!) sandwiched between a pair of faceted sapphire-blue-glass beads, capped at each end with decorated silver-tone metal and suspended from silver-tone chain. A small diamanté is designed to adorn each earlobe. These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. The backs of the screws are marked sterling, but I don't know if the rest of the silver findings are as well. These lovely earrings can be worn anywhere, anytime. Scroll down to see some lovely pieces that coordinate well with these earrings as well as sapphire Art Deco earrings already converted for pierced ears.
TruFaux Jewels proprietor Barbara Schwartz is a passionate collector of vintage costume jewelry, who shares her love through her boutique collections, through her writing, and directly with the women she helps adorn. She believes jewelry is meant to be worn, not stored in a drawer or bank vault. And she wants every woman who buys her pieces to feel extraordinary while wearing them.
TruFaux Jewels carries vintage costume jewelry and accessories – necklaces, brooches clips, bracelets, earrings, purses, and vintage bridal pieces – from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, from Downton Abbey and flapper style to the early days of Mad Men.