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Jan. 29th, 2011

Castle ani

Jewel Boxes

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Jan. 26th, 2011


The Enchanted Touch

Ad reads "Romantic as a ride in a victoria on an autumn evening...enchanted jewels in the fabulous Trifari manner. Graceful curves of golden Trifanium set with sparkling stones that look like costly precious gems. Necklace $10.00, Pin $7.50, Earrings $5.00, Bracelet $10.00. Prices, plus tax. Everywhere fine fashion jewelry is sold."
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Jan. 25th, 2011

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Look familiar?

Does this set look familiar??  Take another look at the 1952 Trifari ad I posted a couple of days ago.  It's always fun to find an ad that shows a vintage set I have.  It makes me feel somehow connected to that year even tho I was born decades later.  

Jan. 23rd, 2011


Corocraft 1950s Ad

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Jan. 22nd, 2011


Vintage Hat Pins

Early 20th century hat pins.  3 - 5 inches long.

Two Art Deco pieces with rhinestone pastes and screw caps.  Love how they form an arrow.  Another piece with an amber glass ball that spins.  This one has a screw cap as well.  Not sure of the age, either 20s or earlier.  The bottom piece has two black glass sections with rhinestones.  You can move one of the glass sections up and down the pin.  I've added a cap (not shown) so that the piece can be worn on a coat or sweater. 1900-1910.

Jan. 21st, 2011

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Trifari Ad 1952

Trifari ad from 1952.  I have one of the sets (brooch, earrings) that is listed in the ad.  I'll be posting it soon.

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Jan. 18th, 2011

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Sarah Coventry Set

This set I picked up recently at a consignment shop.  At the time I didn't know it was a Sarah Coventry set so I was excited to find that out.  

Set is called "Allusion" and is from the late 1960s.  Gold metal with aurora borealis rhinestones in the center.  Clip earrings.  Excellent condition.  

Jan. 14th, 2011


Getting started on my vintage jewelry journal....finally.

So one of my passions is vintage jewelry.  I have been collecting it for a couple of years now and inheriting my great-great-grandmother's locket is what started it all.  I love vintage jewelry not only for it's value but craftsmanship of the maker, glamour of the style, stories of the previous owners, connection to American history, and it's one-of-a-kind-ness.  I love that with today's mass production of stuff, your vintage piece will be unique to probably only a handful of people.  And it is environmentally friendly by reusing instead of buying new!

When trying to determine what to use my livejournal for, I thought I would share my ever increasing collection (and as a way of remembering what I have!) and see if there are others that have a similar interest.  So please comment!  BTW, I'm an amateur collector - I just do it because it interests me and I'm still in the process of learning the designers, terminology, etc.  

To start my journal off, I wanted to share my favorite set of my collection.  It's by Trifari