This is a spectacular Whiting & Davis hinged bangle bracelet. It is antiqued with a repousse design and signed Whiting & Davis. What arm candy! Whiting & Davis hinged bangle bracelet can be found here.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
I love the sparkle of these 14K yellow gold dangle drop filigree earrings. They measure 1.63 inch long and .5 inch wide, and weigh 3.6 grams. Theses earrings are hallmarked 14K on the post of each earring, on the back of each earring and on each of the earring clutches. 14K yellow gold filigree earrings can be found here.
This is snake bracelet is from the Victorian period and is hand carved from horn. It has inlay mother of pearl eyes. Snakes are thought to represent eternal love, protection, birth and perpetual regeneration. Victorian snake bangle bracelet can be found here
Coro duettes are some of my most favorite pieces of vintage jewelry. I am fascinated at the creativity of them. This one is different in color, bright, vivid and ready to sing for you this Spring. Coro bird duette can be found here.
This Navajo belt is perfect to get your boho on. It is hand made black leather with sterling silver conchos and from the 1960's. Just the style that Jim Morrison wore. Navajo concho belt can be found here.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
This is a classic style of earrings. These sterling silver round shaped earrings are large in size, 1.38 inch in diameter, and have clip on closures. These are just timeless. Sterling silver round clip on earrings can be found here.
Need some sparkle for your special event? If so, these are the earrings for you. These vintage earrings are hand made with round faceted aurora borealis crystal beads. They have a unique shape and will turn the heads of all who see them. Aurora borealis earrings can be found here.
This is a pair of sterling silver earrings with a fabulous color combination of spiny oyster and black onyx. These dangles are easy and fun to wear. Spiny oyster and black onyx earrings can be found here.
This is a beautiful combination of dark green malachite gemstone beads with genuine pearls. The set consists of a bracelet and necklace, both with sterling silver clasps. Pearl and malachite necklace and bracelet set can be found here
Thursday, March 26, 2015
This is a beautiful vintage brooch with clear rhinestones, designer signed Weiss. This is a well made authentic Weiss pin and has all prong set stones. Brooches are so in style and there are so many ways that you can wear them. They can be worn in your hair, on belts or wedding sashes, even men are wearing them. The possibilities are endless. Vintage Weiss rhinestone brooch can be found here.
I am in awe! This is a two-piece silk, satin, lace, and embroidery highly lush and elaborate period pink satin and silk long nightgown with train, topped by a delicate and intricate long black spiderweb lace peignoir accented with pink satin bows. It was designed by Royer for Alice Faye as “Belle Fawcett” from In Old Chicago, c. 1937. More vintage nightgowns and fashion can be found here.
These are spectacular earrings, large, unique square shape and loaded with sparkle. The clear rhinestones are all prong set and they have a clip on closures. If you want to get your bling on for a special event, these are the earrings for you. Clear rhinestone earrings can be found here.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
This is a sterling silver and gold vintage ring. It has a domed design and is weighty at 14.2 grams. This ring is a size 8 and is just a great statement ring.
This is an hand made antique sterling silver piece that can be worn as a brooch or as a pendant. It hosts a very large glass stone and is just an awesome piece. Sterling silver pendant brooch can be found here.
This is a gorgeous gilded brass jewelry casket adorned with filigree and angels. It has a beveled glass lid and a gold velvet lining. Fabulous jewelry needs a fabulous box. Vintage Ormolu jewelry casket can be found here
Monday, March 23, 2015
This is a very stylish wide sterling silver band with approximately 1.3 carats of cz's. It would be great for a wedding ring, or not. Wide sterling silver CZ ring can be found here.
These are fabulous vintage gold tone earring with Balboa coins. I am thinking that I had a pair of these when I was in high school. Balboa coin earrings can be found here
Sunday, March 22, 2015
This is a great pair of sterling silver earrings with natural brown jasper gemstones. The earrings are pierced, dangle and have a great look. They are hallmarked 925. Sterling silver pierced jasper gemstone earrings found here
I can't decide! Which is your favorite? All three of these flapper dresses are from the Callot Soeurs fashion design house in Paris, France. They date 1925-1926 and are now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. More about Callot Soeurs Flapper Dresses can be found here
Friday, March 20, 2015
Brooches are so hot right now! They can be worn so many different ways, on a lapel, a belt or sash, in your hair, or on your clothing. Men are wearing these also. This brooch has sparkling clear rhinestones and is a quality piece with all prong set stones. Clear rhinestone brooch found here
I ask you, have you seen a more fabulous collection of jewelry? I just cannot decide which is my favorite, can you? All of these fresh finds are found here in Yourgreatfinds
Thursday, March 19, 2015
I love these gemstone beaded necklaces. This vintage strand of sodalite beads are dark, navy blue in color, hand knotted and measure 24 inches long. Blue sodalite bead necklace found here
This is a lovely Art Nouveau repousse sterling silver sea shell brooch. It is on sale and available in my shop. Art Nouveau sterling silver brooch can be found here
This is a hand crafted red bird sterling silver pendant and necklace. The pendant is inlay gemstones of mother of pearl, coral and turquoise. The chain is hallmarked Sterling. Sterling silver bird pendant and chain can be found here.
This is a fabulous vintage necklace with a large hand carved tiger's eye scarab gemstone. The chain is hallmarked 12k G.F. and measures 18 inches long. Don't you just love vintage? Gold filled tigers eye scarab necklace can be found here
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
This is just a fun vintage necklace, very colorful with hot pink moonglow lucite beads. Sprinkled in the mix are some foiled confetti beads and pale pink spacers. That large rhinestone clasp is pretty fabulous! Hot pink moonglow bead necklace found here
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
This is a gorgeous vintage brooch with a large heliotrope glass stone. It has a heraldic style with crowned eagles circling the stone. This brooch is signed Florenza. Florenza watermelon brooch can be found here
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
This is a wonderful vintage Jester brooch from the 1940's. He is playing a blue rhinestone lyre and has an opalescent rhinestone face. This vintage jester brooch has a lot of personality and would just be a wonderful addition to your collection. Vintage Jester brooch can be found here
Friday, March 13, 2015
I am always intrigued by these miniature portrait pieces. Who is she? Who painted it? This portrait is signed, however I cannot make out the signature. Her picture is set in a silver frame and came be worn as a brooch or as a pendant. And what beautiful turquoise surrounds her!
Thursday, March 12, 2015
This is a unique hand made sterling silver piece with natural amber and amethyst gemstones. It looks like a tree branch or trunk with the large amber stone being the tree. This piece can be worn as either a brooch or as a pendant on a necklace. Sterling silver amber pendant brooch can be found here
This is a fantastic ocean themed freshwater pearl bead necklace. It is a triple strand piece with charms of shells, fish and seahorses dangling from it. Freshwater pearl necklace with charms can be found here
This is a spectacular Fenichel necklace and earrings set. It is high end quality with all prong set blue crystals. If you are wanting to get your glam on for your special event, here's your bling! Fenichel blue crystal set found here
Irving Penn was a famous American photographer, known for his fashion photography in the 1940's and 1950's. His photography was used by Vogue magazine, Clinique and has been exhibited internationally. Included in this picture are the twelve most photographed models of 1947 by Irving Penn - Meg Mundy, Marilyn Ambrose, Helen Bennett, Dana Jenney, Betty McLauchlen (on ladder), Lisa Fonssagrives, Lily Carlson, Dorian Leigh (on floor), Andrea Johnson (seated), Elisabeth Gibbons, Muriel Maxwell (in black) and Kay Hernan. More about Irving Penn and vintage fashion photography can be found here
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
This is a colorfully enameled pendant brooch and chain. The vintage pendant is just fantastic and is signed Park Lane. It did does have a pin back and can be worn as a brooch. The chain measures 24 inches long. Park Lane necklace can be found here
This is a gorgeous vintage rhinestone brooch. It has an open filigree design, colorful rhinestone and a center rivoli stone. The possibilities are endless with a piece like this. You could wear it on your favorite jacket, dress up for the evening, it's pretty for prom, hair jewelry, a sash ornament pin and the list goes on and on. Vintage rivoli rhinestone brooch can be found here.
This is a gorgeous three piece rhinestone Art Deco period jewelry set. It has necklace, earrings and bracelet. All this set is missing is a tiara. You can find this gorgeous Art Deco set here.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
I am just fascinated with this picture. This is a wedding photo from the 1940's. Can you identify the bride? This vintage photo was acquired at a Detroit estate sale of a woman who ran a floral shop on Chene Street for many years.This picture may have been connected with her business and many of her pictures were produced by Hoffman and Smart Set Studio. There is an ongoing Chene Street History Project, and this picture is one that could be added, if more information could be found about it. More about vintage brides and weddings can be found here
Saturday, March 7, 2015
This is one of my favorite pictures of Janie Taylor. When she was 4, she began her ballet training in Houston, Texas. At 12, she moved to New Orleans and started training at the Giacobbe Academy of Dance. She attended the School of American Ballet in 1994 and 1995 and joined full-time in the fall of 1995. In June 1998, she received the Mae L. Wien Award at the SAB Annual Workshop and was invited to become an apprentice with New York City Ballet. A month later, she became a member of NYCB's corps de ballet. She was promoted to the rank of Soloist in February 2001. Unfortunately her career was cut short, when in 2004, she was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), an autoimmune disease that destroys platelets in the spleen. You can find more about Ballerina and Janie Taylor here
This is a great collection of 6 butterscotch bakelite bangle bracelet. Four are marbled and two are hand carved. This is a fun set, just stack em and go! To find bakelite bangle bracelets, just click here
Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III on April 19, 1956 and according to the press it was "The Wedding of the Century." The tale of the American movie star marrying the prince of a small, sensationally wealthy city-state was simply too perfect to ignore, and for months leading up to the event, from the time of the couple’s engagement until the two ceremonies (civil and religious) the Hollywood princess and the real-life prince were hardly ever out of the news. To find more about fabulous weddings, click here
Available and ready for the runway! This is a beautiful vintage bracelet and earring set. It is gold plated, with heart shaped links and sapphire blue and clear rhinestones. Each piece of this set is designer signed by Ora, which was owned by the Ralph Singer Co. It is great quality 1940's jewelry, that has stood the test of time.