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 Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Barbara’s Holiday Picks: Give Green
Looking for an eco-friendly and exclusive holiday gift? This boutique offers pre-loved, high-quality vintage costume jewelry from Europe and North America. Here are four pieces in the color green, to inspire you. Scroll down this page to the How to Wear Vintage section, to see a modern take on accessorizing with each of these unique jewels.
- 1950s Jewelry, Double Clip Brooches, Hattie Carnegie JewelryThis vintage brooch from Hattie Carnegie’s New York fashion house is both beautiful and practical. It has two hearts formed from three layers of diamantés topped with large, round, faceted emerald-glass stones. The setting is rhodium-plated, and the color combination is striking. The layers make this piece very three-dimensional and sparkly. Wear this jewel as a brooch (at different angles, as shown) or as two separate dress clips. The photos show a third option: one clip worn as a pendant on a sterling silver chain (which is not included). A white-gold one would also work well. Or pin the brooch horizontally on a velvet ribbon. How’s that for a three-in-one jewel!USD$395.00USD$395.00
- 1950s Jewelry, Louis Rousselet Jewelry, Vintage EarringsThese jade bead earrings feature clusters of vibrant dark-apple-green-glass barrels cascading from a white-metal back. Some of the beads have striations. Though unsigned, these delightful 1950s creations feature the same horseshoe-shaped ear clip typically used by Louis Rousselet. What’s more significant is the way the earrings are constructed. The backs have a "metallic support in the shape of a rosette" to which the beads are wired. Florence Müller (in Costume Jewelry for Haute Couture) cites this "rosette" as a "signature" of this maker’s work, which was rarely signed on the jewelry. These colorful, playful and unusual earrings are perfect for any occasion. You can see them on my favorite model in this blog post.USD$395.00USD$395.00
- 1920s Jewelry, Ostby & Barton Jewelry, Vintage Brooches & PinsThis 1920s brooch has a large, faceted, cushion-cut emerald-glass stone in the center, with a pair of faceted, triangular emerald-glass and crystal stones at each end. The settings are sterling silver mounted atop a filigree base. This classy and classic Art Deco piece is by Ostby & Barton, a company well-regarded today for their work in precious metals and precious/semi-precious stones. The high-level of their craftsmanship shows in this piece, which closes with a roll-over clasp. Think outside the box and wear this jewel as a pendant on a chain. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco jewels to wear with this beautiful bar brooch.USD$295.00USD$295.00
- 1930s Jewelry, Unsigned Jewelry, Vintage EarringsThese jade drop earrings are made from molded glass that simulates carved stone. Lusciously-detailed with a silver-tone metal cap, each pendant has small jade-glass beads that lead to the stone at the earlobe. The setting is silver-tone metal. These all-original earrings have screw-backs, which can be modified for pierced ears. Jade was a very popular element in Art Deco jewelry. A soft color for today's woman who likes to wear warm hues.USD$295.00USD$295.00
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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.