Exquisite vintage jewelry for women with far from ordinary tastes
TruFaux Jewels offers elegant and unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, clips, and accessories by notable American and European designers, from the flapper style to the early days of Mad Men.
Barbara’s Picks: Statement Brooches
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From the runway to every day, women are embracing this versatile, forgotten accessory.
- 1950s Jewelry, Hattie Carnegie Jewelry, Vintage Brooches & PinsThis 1950s dangle brooch by Hattie Carnegie is spectacular! Large, opulent, and three-dimensional, it certainly makes a statement. At the top is an elaborate, three-inch-wide bow set with small round and large marquise-shaped diamanté. From it falls a cascade of multiple layers of jade-green-glass beads, faux pearls, and round, pear-shaped, and marquise-shaped diamanté. All of the stones are faceted and bright. The setting is rhodium-plated metal with a roll-over safety clasp. Wear this substantial jewel on a lapel, sash, or purse, or as a pendant. The last photo shows it as the centerpiece on a white-gold-and-diamond chain. (This necklace is not included.) This amazingly-detailed piece is not for the faint-hearted, but it’s guaranteed to get you noticed!USD$795.00USD$795.00
- 1930s Jewelry, Unsigned Jewelry, Vintage Brooches & PinsThis Art Deco Bakelite brooch is not for the faint-hearted! From the 1930s, this large black piece has ornate molding that simulates carving. The faceted, square-cut and round diamanté were expertly replaced by the previous owner. They provide a sparkly contrast to the dark color. At 3 ¾” long, this jewel is a real statement piece, but also fun. It closes with a roll-over safety clasp.USD$195.00USD$195.00
- 1940s Jewelry, Hess-Appel Jewelry, Vintage Brooches & PinsThis vintage ruby brooch is a wonderful statement piece that’s just right for today’s style. A large, beautifully-faceted, cushion-cut ruby-glass flower stands tall with curled sterling silver leaves and stem. The size and gracefulness are hallmarks of the 1940s Retro Modern style. This piece by Hess-Appel is signed with their Jollé trademark (without the accent, which was used only in their advertisements). This tall jewel closes with a roll-over safety clasp. You can easily remove the age-appropriate patina if you wish.USD$195.00USD$195.00
- 1940s Jewelry, Reinad Jewelry, Vintage Brooches & PinsThis vintage bow brooch by Reinad is colorful and sassy. It features faceted, oval-glass stones in every gemstone color: amethyst, emerald, ruby, sapphire, peridot, citrine, diamanté, and pink tourmaline. Each stone is set in its own silver-tone cup. The cups all sit inside the two rows of silver-tone rope that form each bow. Not for the faint-hearted, this statement piece goes with everything! Reinad had a short production period, and their pieces are hard to find.USD$395.00USD$395.00
TruFaux Jewels founder Barbara Schwartz is a passionate collector of vintage costume jewelry, who shares her love through her 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. Barbara wants every woman who buys her pieces to feel extraordinary while wearing them.