Category Archives: Accessories

Monet Monet Monet

Monet Monet Monet

We’re talking Michael Monet here, not Claude.

Although there is something quite impressionistic about the finish and texture of these lovely earrings:

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/cmon/hd_cmon.htm

Around the time that Claude Monet was putting the finishing touches to his water lillies at Giverny, Michael Monet was launching his costume jewellery business with just $4 to his name.

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/costume-jewelry/monet

You can be part of the Monet narrative with these fab drop earrings. They are wonderful quality, and in excellent condition, signed, and perfect for the costume jewellery collector.

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April 2, 2014 · 10:44 pm

Une Ligne Paris – stunning huge statement earrings – Ooh La La!

Une Ligne Paris - stunning huge statement earrings - Ooh La La!

Signed vintage clip-ons, superb quality, stylish design, rare jewels.

Une Ligne Paris launched by Jean-Louis Niedermaier in 1979, very collectable.

Go on, treat yourself!

Click on the photo to purchase….

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March 27, 2014 · 8:51 am

Lucas Jack London COCKTAIL ring (Sold)

Lucas Jack Sugarloaf!

Lucas Jack Sugarloaf!

WOW! This ring is STUNNING!

Cabochon amethyst on a super mount. Fabulous piece of costume jewellery and M Hollandeย you can buy it here!

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Venetian Glass

Antique Murano

Antique Murano

Stunning antique Venetian glass drop earrings. Swirls of glittery aventurine gold and bright white glass.

Beautifully made. Totally unique.

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Owl and Pussycat

Owl ring swarovski crystal

Owl ring swarovski crystals

Gorgeous owl ring in sparkling crystals, with wide stary enamel eyes. He’s very cute, and the photograph doesn’t do it justice, he catches the light beautifully. He has an adjustable shank. Look at more photos here.

Papier mache pussy

Papier mache pussy

This little chap is a vintage papier mache cat from the 1950’s. He’s in lovely condition, and looking for a new home. Hopefully somewhere with owl. His new best friend. They can sail off into the sunset together….

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Frey Wille

Michaela Frey Wille earrings

Michaela Frey Wille earrings

Frey Wille makes beautiful enamelled jewellery, inspired by artists such as Gustav Klimt and Claude Monet.

The company began life in Vienna in 1951 and now has 86 shops worldwide.

Michaela Frey was an artisan designer who grew the company from a small workshop using Austrian folklore designs, and painting them on to fire enamel. Later on she produced designs for Hermes.

These vintage Frey Wille earrings are available here.

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Altrincham Artisans

Charming Sunday Artisan Market at the old Market Place in Altrincham, Cheshire.

Smell: Cloves in cider and Farmer’s Wife sausages.

See: Leather suitcases and miles of bunting.

Touch: Hyacinth bulbs and ancient marbles.

Taste: Hot cheddar cheese and Rhubarb Flapjacks.

Hear: Vintage jazz and Pedro woofing.

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Scottish Kilt Pin by Dawson Bowman

The Scottish company who makes this kilt pin was foundedย by the late Scottish industrialist, Hamish Dawson-Bowman, for the express purpose of introducing a new sense of purpose and pride of achievement into the lives of disabled ex-servicemen, by reviving the ancient art of the Scottish silversmith which had so long remained dormant. Quality, dependability and customer care have long been hallmarks of this company and are just a few of the traditional values which the third generation of the family is committed to upholding.

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Butler and Wilson

Butler and Wilson Bling!

This breathtaking chap is 11″ long, and in the flesh (!) is dazzling! What a conversation piece, and when you want to rest him from his day job of making you look fabulous heย will look stunning at home lounging on a cushion. He is a signed book pieceย and here is a photo of him in the B&W Rough Diamonds book:

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Take him home?

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Polcini Pierrot

Polcini vintage brooch

Polcini vintage brooch

Ralph Polcini emigrated to the United States from Italy, establishing his first costume jewellery company in 1911. Originally called Leading Jewelry, the company changed its name to Ledo after World War II. In 1954 Ralph Polcini died, leaving his business to his son Damon. The name was changed at this time to Polcini. After Damon’s death in the mid 1980s the company was scaled down in size and eventually ceased operations. The jewellery produced by Ledo/Polcini is of extremely high quality, with excellent metalwork, high quality rhinestones, and “real look” designs. The styling is often Art Deco. These pieces are collectable and becoming very rare.

Buy this brooch!

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