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 Brooches & Pins, 1940s Jewelry, Hobé Jewelry
This pair of Hobé brooches is delicate and lovely. Each is a flower with a deep-pink tourmaline (almost fuchsia) center. The sterling petals on one side are furled; those on the other side feature a beautiful open-work design that is known as fretwork. You can wear the pair together on the shoulder of a dress or jacket, or on either side of a collar. These brooches were hand-made. Although they’re marked “DESIGN PAT’D”, I have been unable to identify a design patent that looks like them.
Quickview Vintage Bracelets, 1950s Jewelry, Bogoff Jewelry
Faceted pear-shaped pink tourmaline glass stones are mounted in decorative rhodium-plated links with a round alexandrite glass stones in this 1950s bracelet by Bogoff. The alexandrites change color from light blue to light purple, depending on the light. This piece closes with a tongue-in-groove clasp and safety chain. Scroll down to see the matching necklace and earrings.
Quickview Vintage Brooches & Pins, 1950s Jewelry, Bogoff Jewelry
This Bogoff brooch has hot-pink-glass stones and diamanté in a rhodium-plated setting shaped like a snowflake. This piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The color is elegant, and the shape is timeless. Bogoff made lovely pieces in the 1950s.
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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.