- May022016Barbara Schwartz
Still looking for a special Mother’s Day gift for that important woman in your life? Why not choose a beautiful piece of vintage costume jewelry that is as extraordinary as she is? This gift guide presents more than 15 necklaces, earrings, bracelets and brooches I’ve chosen from the TruFaux Jewels boutique. Each group features a selection of pieces in one color/color group as well as a range of styles from the 1920s-1950s. I hope this guide together with my previous post – Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Vintage Birthstone Jewel – help you find a gift that will celebrate the recipient’s uniqueness and compliment her personal style.
The link to the detailed description, additional photos and the price of each piece is below its group.
Sterling silver, rhodium-plated base metal, and chrome are the silver-tone metals featured in each of these pieces. Shown here are American and European necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and a brooch made in the 1920s-1940s.
1-Chrome Link 1930s Bracelet; 2-Crystal & Chrome German Art Deco Necklace by Kollmar & Jourdan;
3-Crystal & Marcasite Czech Art Deco Earrings; 4-Sterling Floral Link 1940s Bracelet by Hobé;
5-Sterling 1940s Flexible Spiral Necklace by Walter Lampl; 6-Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch by Raffaele
Not So Basic Black
Black glass stones to imitate onyx and black enamel were common elements in the jewelry of the 1920s-1950s. All but one of the pieces shown here are paired with diamanté (to imitate rhinestones) for the popular and timeless black-and-white look. The center necklace uses textured, silver-tone metal for contrast.
1-Black Enamel & Diamanté 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Marcel Boucher; 2-Onyx & Silver 1950s Necklace by Elsa Schiaparelli; 3-Onyx & Diamanté Art Deco Earrings; 4-Onyx, Diamanté & Sterling Art Deco Brooch by Fishel, Nessler; 5-Onyx, Diamanté & Sterling Art Deco Bracelet by Fishel, Nessler
When I think of the summer season, I think of pastels. Here is a group of jewels that would coordinate well with summer hues but also compliment and brighten dark neutrals the rest of the year. Coral, robin’s egg blue, cobalt, and jade are shown here. The scarab bracelet features an array of faux stones: lapis lazuli, carnelian, chrysoprase, tiger’s eye, and several varigated agates.
1-Coral Enamel 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Hattie Carnegie; 2-Coral Bead Art Deco Necklace;
3-Blue Art Glass & Diamanté Art Deco Earrings; 4-Blue Bead & Chrome 1930s Bracelet;
5-Sterling Scarab Art Deco Bracelet by W.E. Richards; 6-Jade, Sapphire & Gilt Art Deco Bracelet
For More Ideas
Visit the TruFaux Jewels boutique to see even more gems for Mother’s Day gift giving.
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Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for that special woman in your life? How about giving her a vintage jewel with her birthstone or yours? Below is the history and meaning of the gemstone linked to each month along with a selection of pieces from the TruFaux Jewels boutique…