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 Necklaces, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned Jewelry
This faux sapphire necklace has faceted, square-cut blue-glass chicklets alternating with glass stones molded in a step pattern. The result is an Art Deco classic. The two blue enamel links on each end make me think this piece is European in origin. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. The original silver-tone finish is a bit worn in places, so some of the brass is showing, but who cares? This elegant piece is versatile and timeless, and from my personal collection. Scroll down to see lovely sapphire Art Deco bracelets to wear with this necklace.
Quickview Vintage Brooches & Pins, 1950s Jewelry, Marcel Boucher Jewelry
This 1950s sapphire, diamanté and gold-plated bouquet brooch by Marcel Boucher exemplifies the flowing motifs and textured metals of the period. The pavé ribbon that ties the stems speaks to the maker’s attention to detail and design genius. This piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp.
Quickview Vintage Earrings, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned Jewelry
These classy and long Art Deco pendant earrings feature a blue rondelle (I had never seen a colored one before!) sandwiched between a pair of faceted, sapphire-blue-glass beads. They are capped at each end with decorated silver-tone metal and suspended from silver-tone chain. A small diamanté is designed to adorn each earlobe. These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. The backs of the screws are marked sterling, but I don’t know if the rest of the silver findings are as well. These lovely earrings can be worn anywhere, anytime. Scroll down to see some sapphire earrings already converted for pierced ears as well as lovely coordinating pieces.
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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.