Vintage Jewelry

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Lauren, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. Lillemor

    Lillemor One Too Many

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    I'm reading:

    'Fifty Years of Collectible Fashion Jewelry, 1925-1975'. Lillian Baker. CB. Values updated 2001.

    'Costume Jewelry, Identification and values'. Cherri Simonds. CB. Values updated 2005.

    'Costume Jewelry, The Complete Visual Reference and Price Guide'. Judith Miller. DK. Collector's Guides.

    The bottom one is my favorite. My dad sent me the books as gifts. I'd like more detailed history on materials, workmanship, techniques, social/historical information. The last one covers that best but now I'm hungering for more in dept information.

    Costume jewelry and music are my main vintage interests. I can't remember which thread I posted my jewelry on. I posted them in small so you could click on them and view them larger. None are of special value. My dad and I think it's safest if he max. pays $25 a piece until we develope some expertise knowledge. I'm not sure all of the sellers have been especially knowledgeable on the subject either.
     
  2. Lorena B

    Lorena B Practically Family

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    I just cant get enough bakelite! and silly me (not) gold, but last one doesnt come as often as i would like it to thoug ha,ha,ha lol
     
  3. RebeccaMUA

    RebeccaMUA One of the Regulars

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    Amazing Vintage Jewelry from a photo shoot

    I did a photo shoot on Thursday for a magazine and the stylist pulled some AMAZING vintage jewelry from a small high end shop in L.A. and we all drooled over the pieces. These are a my favorites!

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    The stylists hands are blurred in this pic as she excitedly points out the pieces to us, lol
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  4. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Very pretty! Were you the model or photographer?

    Vintage Betty
     
  5. RebeccaMUA

    RebeccaMUA One of the Regulars

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    Neither :) I was the hair and makeup artist.
     
  6. Lareesie Ladavi

    Lareesie Ladavi One of the Regulars

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    I like the roman coin one, nice. I love the unexpected.

    RebeccaMUA, off the record; How do you like being a MUA? I am hoping to start school in L.A., in January, at a MUA school. I've been wanting to tell you, I like your work (your site). Looks like you're having a lot of fun. ;)
     
  7. RebeccaMUA

    RebeccaMUA One of the Regulars

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    Lareesie, I will PM you with my thoughts ;) And thanks so much for the compliment on my work!
     
  8. indydoc

    indydoc New in Town

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    Deco Jewelry

    Besides ebay, what are your favorite places/sites for art deco jewelry?
     
  9. Ms. McGraw

    Ms. McGraw One of the Regulars

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    Craig's Personal Jewelers, Canton Ohio (http://www.craigpersonaljewelers.com). Beautiful things, great staff, fair prices for collectible/fine jewelery. Not a "walk in and see things in glass cases like Zales at the mall" type of joint. Call ahead, let them know what you are interested in, if they have anything at the time that suites your request, set up an appointment! Good luck!
     
  10. I'mSuzyParker

    I'mSuzyParker Familiar Face

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    I adore vintage jewelry.. from the real stuff to the costume. My favorite pieces. I have a platinum deco pinky ring with a diamond, I have an ancient charm bracelet that is loaded (bought on Ebay) and I had "jingle bells" added to it, so I clank and jingle and I have a great bracelet that is loaded with black/plum freshwater pearls.. it looks like a charm bracelet too. And tons of pearl clip on earrings (costume). LOVE pearls!!!
     
  11. jasmynskyes

    jasmynskyes Familiar Face

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    A Pearl Lover!

    Yay! I love pearls too!! Most of my earrings are costume but I love them just the same.
     
  12. Lily Powers

    Lily Powers Practically Family

    eBay has received more of my money than I care to admit, but in exchange for that loss of green, I've got a dress clip collection (duettes, rhinestone and bakelite) that brings me so much joy. (Like having little rhinestone babies that I love equally!lol )
     
  13. I'mSuzyParker

    I'mSuzyParker Familiar Face

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    Yes, Ebay is tough to turn down. Especially if you love earrings/bracelets, etc. that belonged to someone else. I always imagine there's some wonderfully romantic story that goes along with the piece and that somehow it's magic will carry over to me through wearing it. Just something else to love about vintage jewelry.
     
  14. Lily Powers

    Lily Powers Practically Family

    Me too. I always ask the buyers if they know anything about the piece. Most of them don't but one or two have a fun story to share about the former owner or where it came from.

    I was gifted a beautiful strand of beads that were purchased in my town in CA prior to 1926 and were worn only for "special occassions." The daughter of the woman who bought them lives on the east coast and thought the beads should "return to their home," so I send her little stories about the outings that the beads and I have. One or two places the original owner, born in the late 1800's, may not have whole heartedly approved of.:eek:
     
  15. I'mSuzyParker

    I'mSuzyParker Familiar Face

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    Good for you, Lily. Someday when the beads get passed along again, oh.. the stories they will tell.
     
  16. o0olibelulao0o

    o0olibelulao0o Familiar Face

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    Vintage Inspired Jewelry for a Wedding?

    here is the thread on my dress: http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showpost.php?p=751034&postcount=96


    and a picture...
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    I'm having a hard time picking out jewelry, should I go with a big necklace and subtle earrings, or should I go with big earrings and no necklace, or a very subtle necklace?

    Here are some pieces I like:


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    (necklaces will be in another post)
     
  17. o0olibelulao0o

    o0olibelulao0o Familiar Face

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    and some necklaces:

    Necklaces:

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    (^available with pearls instead of crystals)

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    Sorry for hijacking the post... I just can't make up my mind! :)
     
  18. Miss_Bella_Hell

    Miss_Bella_Hell My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I like the last earring/necklace set. It's different!
     
  19. Esme

    Esme One of the Regulars

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    o0olibelulao0o, those are lovely! I especially like the last set.
    Now that I have short hair again, I am thinking about dangling earrings. Can I ask where those are from? Is there, perchance, a website?

    (I, of course, am praying they are faux, although, to this untrained eye, they don't look it.)
     
  20. o0olibelulao0o

    o0olibelulao0o Familiar Face

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    the ones with the white background are from www.perfectdetails.com

    the other ones are from a site called "something old vintage jewelry"... if you google it, it should come up as one of the first ones.

    Most of them are just vintage inspired. They are a little pricey (I'm recently out of college so anything over $50 is pricey! lol ), but then again, they are special occation pieces so for a nice night out they are pretty reasonable. (I think the most expensive one was like $160.

    I do like that last set... I LOVE the earrings. But for some reason I pictured myself with pearls... but who knows... :)
     

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