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: The Color Purple
A symbol of justice and dignity, purple is the official color of International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8 since 1975. Observances soon became Women’s History Week, and in 1987, March was declared Women’s History Month. Wear amethyst jewels this month and all year long. Here are some suggestions.
- 1940s Jewelry, Coro Jewelry, Vintage Brooches & PinsThis Corocraft brooch is just stunning! This Adolph Katz-designed piece has four pavé stems topped with faceted, oval amethyst-glass stones that are gathered through the center of a flower with diamanté-rimmed gold-plated sterling silver petals. The gold-plating on the flower is perfect – the difference in tone you see is from the camera’s reflection. What an outstanding example of the Retro Modern style! I have photographed the brooch in the horizontal position, as it appears in the patent drawing, but you could also wear it vertically (as shown in the second photo). This jewel, which closes with a roll-over safety clasp, is rich in contrasting colors and was in my personal collection. Wear it on the lapel of a blazer, and I guarantee you’ll be noticed!USD$395.00USD$395.00
- 1930s Jewelry, Unsigned Jewelry, Vintage EarringsThese vintage Austrian earrings feature three rows of vertically-set stones. In the middle are two deep-amethyst baguettes with a round diamanté on top and a faceted, teardrop-shaped diamanté at the bottom. On either side of the middle, the pattern is repeated but with a single baguette. The setting is rhodium-plated metal shaped to hold the stones together, making each pendant one piece. A single, faceted, round diamanté sits at the earlobe. These 1930s Art Deco earrings are all-original screw-backs and can be modified for pierced ears. The color combination is rich, regal, and easy-to-wear.USD$295.00USD$295.00
- 1940s Jewelry, Kreisler Jewelry, Vintage BraceletsThis Kreisler bracelet features four oval, open-back links that form the foundation of this 1940s piece. Atop each link sits a flower with silver petals and a deep-amethyst glass center. The layers add depth to this well-made, sterling silver bracelet. It closes with a fold-over clasp. A lovely piece for casual and office wear with cool colors.USD$345.00USD$345.00
- 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned Jewelry, Vintage NecklacesThis amethyst drop necklace features a centerpiece of six molded-glass plaques. A seventh is suspended from an amethyst-glass bead flanked by tiny pearls. A delicate silver-tone paper-clip chain, which was very popular in the 1920s, and a spring-ring clasp complete the piece. This jewel is lovely with a V-neckline. Scroll down to see a complementary amethyst Art Deco bracelet.USD$245.00USD$245.00
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.