Thursday, April 30, 2015

Arm Candy - Vintage and Antique Bracelets

Which is your favorite? This is a fabulous collection of vintage and antique bracelets, all available in my store. So, can you choose? There is great mixture of victorian, art deco and vintage, without stones, with stones, gemstones, rhinestones in all colors. It's a hard choice, I know.  Vintage and antique bracelets can be found here.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Navajo Bruce Morgan 14K Gold Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet

This is an Native American cuff bracelet hand made by Bruce Morgan. It is sterling silver and accented with a 14K gold design. This quality bracelet weighs 37.8 grams and is hallmarked and signed B. Morgan 14K Sterling Silver.   Bruce Morgan sterling silver & 14K gold cuff bracelet can be found here.

Chinese Export Filigree Foo Dog Brooch Gilt Sterling Silver

This is a wonderful gold plated sterling silver filigree Chinese export foo dog brooch. It has natural gemstones of coral and plique du jour enameling. He is from the 1920's and is just in pristine condition. Chinese export foo dog brooch can be found here

Antique Lace Dresses - Which Is Your Favorite?

I am always so fascinated by antique lace, something that seems so fragile and it survives after 100 years. All these dresses are just gorgeous, but I think I must have the one on the right. Which one is your favorite?  More about antique lace dresses can be found here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sterling Silver Ring Coral Turquoise Lapis Gaspeite Black Onyx Size 8

This is a fantastic sterling silver ring with inlay gemstones of turquoise, coral, black onyx, lapis and gaspeite. This ring is a size 8, is hallmarked 925, and weighs 5.1 grams. Just a great ring with a great look. Sterling silver gemstone ring can be found here.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Kenneth J Lane Starfish Brooch Earrings Set

This is a beautiful Kenneth J Lane starfish set. It consists of a large brooch and matching pierced earrings with lovely blue enameling, faux pearls and amber and blue rhinestones. All pieces are signed KJL for Kenneth J Lane.  Kenneth J Lane starfish brooch and earrings can be found here.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Vintage Sterling Silver Snake Brooch Marcasite Serpent Pin

One of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols, are serpents and they still remain as popular in jewelry now as they did back in ancient Egyptian times. What makes snakes so intriguing is the association of good and evil, fertility and rebirth, poison and medicine. 

This sterling silver snake brooch is just encrusted with sparkling marcasite stones. It measures 2 inches long, is hallmarked and is just an excellent example of serpent jewelry. Sterling silver marcasite snake brooch can be found here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Miriam Haskell Necklace Blue Glass Bead Foiled Rhinestone

This is a designer signed Miriam Haskell glass bead vintage necklace. The aqua blue color is a just beautiful and all the the beads are faceted with tiny glass spacers. The clasp is spectacular, a large foiled cabochon rhinestone surrounded by beading and blue prong set rhinestones. Miriam Haskell blue bead necklace can be found here.

Chinese Export Sterling Silver Fingernail Guard Brooch

This is an antique gilt sterling silver fingernail guard brooch with natural stones of turquoise and coral. The enameling is just spectacular. This interesting brooch would surely be a great conversation piece.  Chinese export fingernail guard brooch can be found here.

Pink Sequin Glass Bead Purse Dance Bag By Sasha

This is a fabulous handmade pink sequin Sasha purse. It is handmade and accented with pink glass beads and a satin lining. It measures 5.25 inches by 4.75 inches with tags on the inside reads "Sasha" "Handmade in China". This would be such a fun purse to carry to a dance, wedding or wherever you need that extra sparkle. Pink sequin Sasha purse can be found here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Whiting & Davis White Enamel Mesh Purse

This is a fabulous Hollywood glam style, white enamel mesh hand bag by Whiting and Davis. The kiss closure, frame and chain handle are made of cream color Lucite. The bag is white enameled mesh. The interior is black rayon, has one pocket and a Whiting & Davis tag. Whiting & Davis white enamel mesh purse can be found here.

Turquoise Coral Bracelet Sterling Silver Nugget Beads

This is a fantastic turquoise and coral bead bracelet. It is accented with sterling silver spacers and has a sterling clasp. This bracelet has a great look and is just perfect for the Boho Chic.Turquoise and coral bead bracelet can be found here.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Vintage Faux Citrine Sterling Silver Statement Ring

This is a fabulous Vintage period sterling silver ring with a very large round glass citrine stone. The huge yellow stone measures 1 inch in diameter and is approximately 40 carats. The handmade sterling setting is fantastic, size 6.5, and is hallmarked SS. If you like a ring that makes a statement, this is the ring for you. Vintage sterling silver citrine ring can be found here.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mercury Antique St Anne De Beaupre Bubble Pendant Necklace

This is a rare bubble "Saint Anne De Beaupre" enamel double sided cobalt blue pendant. The silver pendant measures .88 inch by .75 inch and comes on an 18 " long silver tone chain. This is a rare treasure that I bought from a local estate sale. The necklace had been inherited from a family member who was a nun. Mercury Antique enamel St Anne De Beaupre bubble pendant necklace can be found here.

Vintage Sword Rhinestone Pendant Brooch

This is a fabulous vintage rhinestone piece that can be worn as a brooch or as a pendant on a necklace. It is a quality vintage gold plated pin with all prong set red and blue rhinestones. The fashion possibilities are endless with this piece. It can be worn as a brooch, sash ornament, or hair accessory. Vintage rhinestone sword brooch pendant can be found here.

Sarah Coventry Necklace Double Link Silver Chain

This is a stylish vintage double link chain necklace. The chains measure 30 and 36 inches long and have a hanging Sarah Cov tag. This designer necklace is perfect to wear by itself or you can layer it up. Sarah Coventry double link chain necklace can be found here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Natural Puka Sea Shell Necklace Vintage Jewelry

This is a great handmade natural Hawaiian puka shell necklace. The shells are beautiful with various shades of color. There are so many possibilities with this piece, beach wear, beach wedding or just summer fashion.

Zuni Turquoise Snake Eyes Sterling Silver Ring

This is a rare Zuni sterling silver turquoise snake eyes ring. It is handmade, size 6 and measures 1 inch wide. This is a such a great find.  Zuni sterling silver snake eye ring can be found here.

Antique Hair Comb With Paste Stones

This hair comb is glorious! I would so wear it, would you?  

Sterling Silver Round Locket Pendant Vintage

This is a beautiful vintage sterling silver round locket with an etched antique design. It would be wonderful on a chain or on a charm bracelet. Lockets are such a special way that you can carry a picture of your loved one everywhere you go.  Sterling silver locket can be found here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Can you identify anyone in this 1930's wedding photo?

Can you identify anyone in this wedding picture? This vintage photo is of a Detroit wedding in the 1930's and was acquired at the Detroit estate sale of a woman who ran a floral shop on Chene Street for many years. The picture could have been associated with her business, and produced by Hoffman and Smart Set studios.  More vintage wedding photos can be found here.

Art Deco Blue Czech Glass Lavalier Necklace

This is an art deco period lavalier necklace. This fashion jewelry piece has a centerpiece that is gilded brass on a handmade gold filled chain. This beautiful quality necklace has stood the test of time. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Vintage Weiss Red Rhinestone Strawberry Brooch

This is a vintage Weiss red and green rhinestone strawberry brooch. Brooches have so many possiblities. They can be worn in your hair, on belts or sashes, even men are wearing them. This pin is enameled black, in excellent condition and signed Weiss.  Vintage Weiss strawberry brooch can be found here.

Sterling Silver Pendant Brooch Large Vintage Hecho In Mexico

This is a very large sterling silver oval piece that can be worn as either a brooch or pendant. It is hallmarked 925 Hecho En Mexico. This pendant/brooch measures 2.63 inches by 2 inches, weighs 24 grams and is in excellent condition. The pictures don't do this piece justice. If you need a statement piece, this is it! Large sterling silver pendant brooch can be found here. Large sterling silver pendant brooch can be found here.

Hollywood Glamour Elizabeth Taylor

What a beautiful picture of Elizabeth Taylor, sheer perfection! 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Carved Goldstone Palm Tree Sterling Silver Necklace

This is a hand carved goldstone black enameled palm tree pendant on a sterling silver necklace. Goldstone is said to help attain one's goals. It is also said to help one stay calm and stabilize the emotions. I think I need to just drape myself in Goldstone. Goldstone palm tree necklace can be found here

Vintage Locket Necklace Silver Multi Chain With Etched Pendant

This is a vintage silver tone multi strand necklace with a lovely etched oval locket pendant. The chains are different style links, varying from 19 inches long to 34 inches long. This stylish necklace is in mint condition and looks as though it has never been worn. Vintage silver multi chain locket necklace can be found here.

Norman Hartnell Wedding Dress

This stunning dress designed by Norman Hartnell was worn by the acclaimed society beauty and gossip columnist favorite Margaret Whigham, for her 1933 wedding to Charles Sweeny. Their wedding took place on February 21st 1933 at Brompton Oratory, London, and crowds of people gathered to catch a glimpse of the dazzling bride and groom. More about vintage wedding dresses can be found here.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Vintage Sterling Silver Bird Brooch

This is a very unique sterling silver bird brooch. It is handmade, hallmarked, signed and ready to fly your way. Sterling silver bird brooch can be found here.

Hedy Lamarr

Austrian actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr, wearing a fabulous peacock dress in a promotional photo for the movie 'Samson and Delilah' in 1949. 

Early Mexican Sterling Silver Amethyst Bracelet

This is a sterling silver bracelet with large fabulous amethyst stones. It is hand crafted, hallmarked, and is an early Mexican piece. This bracelet definitely makes a statement. Mexican sterling silver amethyst bracelet can be found here.

Eisenberg Original Fur Clip Clear Rhinestone Vintage

Eisenberg jewelry has always been my favorite costume jewelry. I love the quality and there is a reason that after more than 75 years, it is still here WITH original stones. This rare Eisenberg Original fur clip has unique star shaped stones. There is some age appropriate wear to the stones, but in hand, nothing but sparkle.Eisenberg Original fur clip can be found here.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Vintage And Antique Brooches

Spring has sprung! Which is your favorite brooch? Can you choose? This gorgeous collection of vintage and antique brooches are all available in my store. These brooches can be found here

Lucille Ball - I Love Lucy

I grew up watching Lucy and always thought she was hilarious. As a child, I just didn't realize how beautiful she was.More Lucille Ball and Hollywood glamour can be found here.

Hand Carved Carnelian Jade Bead Necklace Vintage

This is a fabulous hand carved carnelian pendant on a gemstone beaded necklace. The beads are a mixture of carnelian, jade and agate. It has a neckline of 19 inches with a sterling silver clasp.  Carved carnelian and jade bead necklace can be found here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

George Washington Crossing The Delaware Necklace Vintage

This necklace was made in 1976 to commemorate the Bicentenial. The portait is of George Washington crossing the Delaware River. This is a fabulous vintage necklace and a great piece of history. George Washington vintage necklace can be found here.

Celebrity Gems Necklace Black Rhinestone Pendant Vintage

This is a stylish Celebrity Gems vintage necklace. The pendant has a large black cabochon rhinestone, clear rhinestones, open work design and dangling black beads. It is on a 20 inch chain and has a fantastic look. Celebrity Gems Vintage necklace can be found here.

Vintage Silver Wire Wrapped Agate Bead Necklace

This is a fantastic vintage necklace of agate gemstones. Each beautiful agate stone is polished and wire wrapped. This necklace is 48 inches long and has a great look. Agate gemstone bead necklace can be found here.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Caron French Glass Beaded Black Purse Vintage

This is a gorgeous hand beaded French black purse. It is in pristine condition, no missing beads and clean silk interior lining. This is a gorgeous purse, would be perfect for your special event or just to add to your collection. Caron French black beaded purse can be found here.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Antique 10K Yellow Gold Garnet And Pearl Brooch

This is 10K gold Victorian period brooch. It has a 1 carat mine cut garnet and accented with faux pearls. This rare brooch is from the mid-1800's and is just such a beautiful piece of history. 

Victorian 14K Yellow Gold Coral Brooch

This is a lovely Victorian pin. It is 14K gold and has natural branch coral. I am always amazed at these pieces. How do they survive 100 years?  Victorian 14K yellow gold coral brooch can be found here.

Vintage Amber Rhinestone Hinged Bangle Bracelet

This is a hinged bangle bracelet with an amber rhinestone center. This piece has an elegant look and is a perfect example of vintage jewelry. What a treasure! Amber rhinestone bangle bracelet can be found here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Queen for the day!

Dibs on the bottom left emerald crown. Can you choose?  More fabulous crowns for you Queens can be found here:

Sterling Silver Buffalo Nickel Coral &Turquoise Necklace Vintage

This is a handmade sterling silver buffalo nickel pendant and coral necklace. The pendant has a rectangle shaped bloodstone, a triangle shaped green turquoise stone and then a moss green agate. And last, but not least, is the oval shaped pendant with inlay mosaic coral and turquoise and a 1937 buffalo nickel. The fabulous necklace is coral beads, measures 16 inches long and .13 inch wide. This is definitely a one of a kind piece. Turquoise and coral buffalo nickel necklace can be found here.

Elizabeth Taylor

Isn't this such a stunning picture of Elizabeth Taylor?  

Venetian Wedding Cake Red Glass Bead Graduated Necklace Art Deco Vintage 22"

This is a spectacular venetian wedding cake bead necklace. The beads have pink roses, are swirled with aventurine and chain strung on a gold plated chain. This necklace is from the 1920's and is just as lovely as it can be.  Venetian wedding cake bead necklace can be found here.

Massive Necklace Agate Carnelian Chalcedony Garnet Beads

This is a massive triple strand gemstone bead necklace. Just brilliant colors of agate, carnelian, chalcedony and garnets with a sterling silver toggle clasp. If you like making a statement, this is the necklace for you. Massive gemstone bead necklace can be found here.