Vintage & Estate
Antique or Vintage?
Rule of thumb when it comes to Antique vs. Vintage is that Antique jewelry is more than 100 years old and Vintage is jewelry from about 1940 through 1980.
Caring For Your Vintage Costume Jewelry
Caring for your vintage costume jewelry is important to maintain its beauty. Read more from Jacqueline Rehmann´s great advise for keeping your treasured beauties in tip top shape!
Collecting Estate Jewelry
After the war, massive geometrical jewels of the 1940´s were replaced by more naturalistically inspired designs. Precious stones returned with a vengeance as did scrollwork and curved mounts.
Did you know that Providence RI was once known as the "Jewelry capitol of the World"??
Earrings -1920s to 1960s
Earrings are among the most significant of personal adornments, with the power to make the wearer look more beautiful. Collecting vintage costume earrings is a fun and rewarding pastime.
After the war, the massive, geometrical jewelry of the 1940s was replaced by nature-inspired designs. Precious stones returned with a vengeance as did scrollwork and curved mounts. In 1948, Cartier produced the first fully three-dimensional panther brooch, commissioned by the Duchess of Windsor.
How to Clean Vintage Rhinestones
Rhinestones are one of the great collectibles of all time! My Mom´s collection is gorgeous! We sit down together in her bedroom where it´s stashed. As she lovingly hands me each piece we take a good look at it and she tells me about the great places and occasions she wore the jewelry.
Vintage Retro period of the 1950s.
Romanticism – Mourning Jewelry and Tiffany & Co.
Decorative art created to memorialize and commemorate death has been a part of Western culture for centuries. Mourning jewelry was made popular by Queen Victoria after her loss...
Vintage Swarovski crystal and rhinestone jewelry is a timeless collectible.
Vintage Costume Jewelry Fakes
Jewelry Collectors here are some tips on how can you protect yourself and your purse from fakes!
Vintage Swarovski crystals are collectibles as loose stones and in finished jewelry.
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