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 Bracelets, 1920s Jewelry, H. Payton Jewelry
This Art Deco bangle has faceted square-cut ruby glass stones alternating with square-cut crystals, set in sterling silver. This bracelet by H. Payton has a tongue-in-groove clasp and etched edges that are typical of this type of piece from the 1920s-1930s. Bangles like this one never go out of style. Wear it alone or with coordinating pieces like the ones shown below.
Quickview Vintage Necklaces, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned Jewelry
Single and clusters of blown-ruby-glass beads separated by crystal disks form this lovely Art Deco necklace. It closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. Reds are hard to match, so consider wearing any of my crystal bead Art Deco earrings with this necklace. Scroll down to see them and the perfect bracelet to complete your jeweled accessories.
Ruby, Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling 1940s ‘Sparkling Peonies’ Duette & Earrings Set by Adolph Katz for CoroCostume Jewelry Sets / Parures, 1940s Jewelry, Coro Jewelry
This Coro Duette brooch has two rose-gold-plated sterling silver flowers edged in diamanté with ruby-glass-stone centers. It can be worn as a brooch or as separate fur clips, and has matching earrings. Made for Coro-craft, the company’s high-end line, this stunning set showcases one of Adolph Katz’s brilliant Retro Modern designs, from both an aesthetic and engineering point of view. For Duettes that were asymmetrical like this one, the clip/brooch frame had to be customized to work with the particular pair of clips. Truly gorgeous! You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro’s name. This design was advertised by Coro as Sparkling Peonies.
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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.