Category Archives: costume jewellery

Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom

โ€œHappiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.โ€

I am going to make you very happy with these gorgeous vintage daisy clip-on earrings.

Some people clean their pearls in salt water.
I like to swipe mine with a clean cloth lightly dipped in olive oil.

Occasionally, I roll my pearls over my forehead.
My make-up free forehead. Sounds bizarre. Works a treat.

The natural oils in skin bring out the lustre of the pearls.
Which is why pearls should be worn. They improve each time you wear them.

Pearl earrings widen your smile, and actually make your teeth look whiter.

What’s not to like?
Happy days.

Buy them here.

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April 3, 2014 · 7:21 pm

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

ART DECO glass and faux pearl necklace (Sold)

ART DECO glass and faux pearl necklace

A very elegant piece, real quality…. and you can buy it here!

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February 21, 2014 · 8:36 pm

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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Earring heaven

Struggling for gift ideas?

Then struggle no further my friends.

Three pairs of earrings which are wow-tastic, unique, and won’t break the bank!

Marguerites

Marguerites

Super vintage paste sparklies

Majorica Pearls

Majorica Pearls

Superb quality pearl drops

Baubles

Baubles

Rare vintage enamel danglies

All gifts come beautifully wrapped, and are posted free of charge. We guarantee you will be delighted!

Check out my Ebay shop for lots of gorgeous present ideas!

 

 

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Filed under 1950's, 1980's, Christmas shopping, costume jewellery, Earrings, Vintage Christmas, vintage jewellery

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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Monet Monet Monet

Monet clip on's

Monet clip on’s

Impressive Monet shell clip on earrings, for your shell-likes.ย 

One of the world’s most famous and recognisable costume jewellers, Monet has stood the test of time since 1929.

Learn more about this fabulous jewellery here.

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Filed under 1980's, costume jewellery, Earrings, Monet

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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