March 2, 2015 · 8:04 pm
Charles Stuart founded Sarah Coventry Jewelry in 1949, named after his granddaughter.
Stuart was very forward thinking for his time.
He had no in-house designers, but relied on out sourcing from freelancers. He then put these designs out to be made in various local factories, rather then having his own manufacturing base. He was also quite innovative in his selling techniques, replicating the Tupperware and Avon models, using house parties to get people talking about his affordable jewellery, using the strapline – ‘Dare to be Different’!
This word of mouth marketing strategy made Sarah Coventry one of the most popular jewellery brands of the 20th Century.
You can own an affordable – dare to be different – piece of history, and a signed antique of the future by clicking on these beautiful earrings.
Filed under Jewellery, Jewelry, Lifestyle, Musings
Tagged as antique jewellery, antique jewelry, Avon, costume jewellery, costume jewelry, dare to be different, earrings, Sarah Coventry, Tupperware, vintage
February 21, 2015 · 12:33 pm
This gorgeous piece is known as a torque, possibly torc, and maybe even torq. The word is derived from the Latin torquis meaning ‘to twist’.
This form of jewellery can be traced back to the Bronze Age, some 4,000 years ago. My bracelet is probably not quite as Ancient, dating back some 30 years approximately. The torc was a sign of nobility and high status. Sometimes worn on the arm, sometimes adorning statues, and often worn around the neck, as these torcs were, which are on display in the British Museum:
To purchase your very own slice of vintage history click on the bracelet. Or torque.
Filed under Fashion, Vintage, vintage jewelry
Tagged as bangle, bracelet, british museum, bronze age, costume jewellery, costume jewelry, fashion, ipswich hoard, jewellery, torque, vintage, vintage jewelry
November 30, 2014 · 11:08 pm
Here is a stunning suite of vintage jewellery.
A rare Swarovski brooch (or pin as they like to say over The Pond), with matching ear clips.
Using green and blue Swarovski Crystals and signed using the Swan Logo.
These gems are the antiques of the future, and a fabulous addition to any costume jewellery collection.
They can be yours by clicking on the photo!
Filed under 1980's, Accessories, costume jewellery, couture, Earrings, Jewellery, Jewelry, Vintage, Vintage Christmas, vintage jewellery, vintage jewelry
Tagged as blue and green should never be seen, costume jewellery, crystals, hearts, swarovski, Swarovski brooch, Swarovski Crystals, vintage earrings
Stunning vintage ear clips signed Edouard Rambaud.
French haute couture runway pieces. 80’s Glamour!
Fabulous quality and condition, and you can buy them by clicking on the photograph….
Outstanding vintage earrings signed Askew London.
Filigree design with lovely pearl drops.
These are one-off pieces, which makes them unique in my book!
Keira Knightley is a fan, so snap them up before she does!
October 27, 2013 · 6:48 pm