Exquisite vintage costume 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.
These impeccable pieces are thoughtfully curated by vintage jewelry collector, historian, and writer Barbara Schwartz.
Quickview Costume Jewelry Sets / Parures, 1940s Jewelry, Louis Rousselet Jewelry
This sautoir necklace and earrings set is a stunning Art Deco-style creation made with faux grey and white pearls for Coco Chanel’s boutique in 1948-1952. The white pearls are round; the grey, tear-drop shaped. The fringe pendant is capped with a rhinestone rondelle. I bought this set for my personal collection from Ginger Moro, author of European Designer Jewelry. This set appears on page 67. The necklace broke when I wore it to my favorite nephew’s wedding. When I had it professionally restrung at a slightly shorter length, my jeweler created a bracelet. I’m including it with the purchase of this fabulous set.
Quickview Vintage Bracelets, 1950s Jewelry, Vintage Miriam Haskell Jewelry
This Miriam Haskell bracelet has two-tones of baroque pearls and rhinestone rondelle accents. The embellishments are wired onto a gold-tone hard-mesh-hinged bangle. It closes with a tongue-in-groove clasp and safety chain. Pieces with these good looks and high quality never go out of style! Scroll down to see a long strand of grey pearls with onyx beads by the same maker.
Quickview Vintage Brooches & Pins, 1950s Jewelry, Vintage Miriam Haskell Jewelry
This 1950s brooch by Miriam Haskell features a trio of flowers that form a semi-circle. Each flower has a grey pearl center and engraved petals. The components are wired onto filigree plaques. This pieces closes with a roll-over safety clasp. I’ve photographed the brooch in the vertical and horizontal positions, so you can decide which you like better.
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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.