Free Shipping to the United States & Canada

Please note that I am not acquiring additional inventory at this time. I do not provide appraisals or identification services, nor do I answer specific questions about your jewelry. I invite you to learn about vintage costume jewelry by visiting these pages.

For press inquiries or requests for a publication or speaking engagement, please use the Press & Speaking Inquiries form.

Latest Additions

Filters

Showing all 8 products

View 24/48/All

Please add widgets to the WooCommerce Filters widget area in Appearance > Widgets

8 products

  • New
    Front view of black & cream vintage necklace
    USD$195.00
    Quickview

    Black & Cream Galalith Beaded Art Deco Necklace

    , ,
    This vintage bead necklace is a piece that's especially fun for summer. It has alternating larger and smaller black beads that culminate in a centerpiece of two plaques designed to look carved and two cream-colored cones separated by a black disk. Made from an early plastic (Bakelite or Galalith?), this necklace from the 1920s to early-1930s closes with an unusual push-in clasp. This piece is from my personal collection.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • New
    Bakelite & Diamanté-embellished link necklace
    USD$195.00
    Quickview

    Black Bakelite & Diamanté German Art Deco Necklace

    , ,
    This Art Deco Machine Age necklace is comprised of black Bakelite (?) rectangles that alternate with links of five diamanté set in closed, silver-tone metal arches. This piece closes with a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp. This necklace looks just like the one worn by Lucy Boynton in her role as the Countess in Murder on the Orient Express (2017). The movie was set in 1934. Read about it here.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • New
    Close-up view of floral brooch
    USD$295.00
    Quickview

    Black Bead & Diamanté Floral 1940s Brooch by Miriam Haskell

    , ,
    This floral brooch features a cluster of black glass beads sitting atop silver-tone leaves paved in diamanté. These elements are wired and sewn onto a pierced metal back with a simple-C clasp. This Frank Hess design from the World War II era is unsigned, which is usual for this period.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • New
    Close-up view of citrine art glass stone
    USD$195.00
    Quickview

    Citrine, Golden Topaz & Silver Bead Brooch by Miriam Haskell

    , ,
    The focal point of this citrine brooch by Miriam Haskell is a luscious art glass stone that looks like melted caramel. In true Frank Hess style, the rest of this 1950s piece is embellished with textured silver-tone beads and three golden topaz glass flowers. Rose montées complete the elements that are all woven onto a silver-tone filigree back. The size and shape make this brooch perfect for a collar.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • New
    Close-up view of earring top
    USD$275.00
    Quickview

    Diamanté & Silver Art Deco Dangle Earrings

    , ,
    These vintage dangle earrings are diamanté-encrusted with faceted, square-cut stones at the earlobe and as the focal point in the drop. Long and luxurious, these all-original Art Deco pendants have shepherd-hooks for pierced ears. I think these beautiful earrings are European in origin. Though stamped "SILVER", I don't think the settings are sterling.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • New
    Close-up view of Otis brooch
    USD$175.00
    Quickview

    Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling 1940s Flower Brooch by Otis

    , ,
    This gold-plated flower brooch is the only Otis piece I and my friend and co-author Robin Deutsch have ever seen with this finish. Though petite, this graceful sterling silver brooch with diamanté is charming. You can read our Otis article here.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • New
    1950s Louis Rousselet earrings
    USD$275.00
    Quickview

    Pearl & Blown Glass Bead French 1950s Pendant Earrings by Louis Rousselet

    , ,
    These blown glass earrings have clusters of beads and pearls made by Louis Rousselet, according to Ginger Moro (the author of European Designer Jewelry and a Rousselet expert). Though marked "Charlin" on the ear clips, these pendant earrings are "a re-issue of an earlier design from the '50s using vintage glass beads and pearls", stated Moro in email correspondence in June 2011. I bought these earrings from her then.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • New
    Ruby, diamante & sterling Art Deco earrings
    USD$350.00
    Quickview

    Ruby, Diamanté & Sterling Art Deco Dangling Earrings

    , ,
    These 1920s earrings have faceted, square-cut ruby glass stones the color of raspberries as the focal point. These Art Deco beauties are embellished with pavé and a large triangular-shaped diamanté. The setting is sterling silver. These earrings arrived with their sterling lever-backs for pierced ears when I bought them for my personal collection. They may be German in origin. Scroll down to see a necklace with stones in the same color.
    USD$350.00
    USD$350.00