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 Vintage Earrings, 1940s Jewelry, Pennino Jewelry
Curled sterling silver leaves are adorned with aquamarine rhinestones in this lively Pennino creation from the 1940s. The sterling appears warm, as if it might have once been gold-washed. The stones and leaves in these earrings resemble elements in the maker’s Sunburst brooches. These earrings are clip-backs and very versatile.
Quickview Vintage Necklaces, 1950s Jewelry, Bogoff Jewelry
With faceted marquis-shaped and round aquamarine rhinestones, this well-made 1950s necklace by Bogoff adds this beautiful color and a touch of class to any outfit. Diamanté accent the center of the piece, and the diamanté -embellished chain speaks the maker’s name. The white metal is rhodium-plated, and the clasp is the fold-over type. Aquamarine is a lovely color for every season and occasion.
Quickview Vintage Bracelets, 1940s Jewelry, Coro Jewelry
This Coro bracelet was an engagement gift from the former owner’s fiancé in 1945 and had remained in the family until the couple’s son sold it to me. A well-crafted Retro Modern design by Adolph Katz for Coro’s high-end line, it features aquamarine-glass-stone centers and diamanté set in gold-plated sterling silver with a fold-over clasp. The safety chain is a replacement. This piece is another wonderful example of period design and manufacture from one of the best! If you prefer white metal, scroll down to see the same bracelet in all diamanté set in sterling silver.
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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.