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, 1930s Jewelry, Pennino Jewelry
This amazing vintage lapel watch by Pennino is the ultimate in Art Deco design, with pavé and baguettes set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. The brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. And the best part is that the watch works! It has been cleaned by my expert watchmaker. The watch is attached to the brooch upside down, so you can read the time when you are wearing this piece. The numbers on the watch face are also SO Deco in design, and the original blue hour, minute and second hands are present. What an unusual and fantastic piece!
Quickview Vintage Bracelets, 1950s Jewelry, Unsigned Jewelry
Rhodium plating with channel-set and prong-set diamanté form this well-made 1950s bracelet. It has excellent articulation and a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp with a safety catch. This bracelet is probably European in origin. The pairs of horizontal semi-circular components that are above and below the square openings look like German components I have in other pieces. This stunning bracelet was made for a slim wrist. Please note the bracelet length (6 3/4″) and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. Also note that the photos suggest yellowing of stones that is not present.
Quickview Vintage Earrings, 1940s Jewelry, Eisenberg Jewelry
These Eisenberg earrings have small round diamanté emanating from a larger stone, forming a sunburst design. The setting is sterling silver with screw-backs. These earrings are really alive with sparkle! They were advertised in the September 1, 1947 issue of Vogue. A Pearl, Diamanté & Sterling 1950s Bracelet with a similar design and by the same maker is also available. Scroll down to see it and a Baguette & Round Diamanté 1950s Bracelet by Hattie Carnegie, for a bling-only look.
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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.