Category Archives: Vintage Jewelry

From Grief to Glamour: The Enduring Beauty of Camphor Glass

I’ve had this necklace and bracelet forever. I can only assume it originally belonged to my grandmother and was passed down to my mother.   I had no idea what it was, but I loved to wear it on special … Continue reading

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Let me call you “sweetheart” – Patriotic jewelry of the Wars.

While rooting through my jewelry box, I came across several pieces that just wouldn’t fit into any particular category. All I knew about them was that my father had given them to my mother sometime during or after World War … Continue reading

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Vintage jewelry: Monet paintings aren’t the only things being faked.

I recently read a post on a vintage jewelry social media page that was kind of scary. It seems that people are selling costume jewelry clasps and other “findings” that bear the name of famous designers. Now, there’s nothing necessarily … Continue reading

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Cameo appearance: How to tell if yours is vintage.

I’ve always loved these earrings, which were given to me in the early 1960s by an elderly neighbor who was getting ready to move into a retirement home. They’re missing whatever used to hang from them, but still I loved … Continue reading

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Want “Made in America” Quality? Buy Vintage!

Americans constantly bemoan the fact that we can’t find quality American-made products anymore. “Everything’s made in China!” we complain. “It just isn’t the same as it used to be.” Thank goodness for vintage items and antiques! Those of us who … Continue reading

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What’s a fair price for a vintage or antique item?

Most of us who sell old things struggle to find a price that’s not too cheap or too expensive. That’s because most of us adore antiques and want to share them with others. We love the way they look, feel … Continue reading

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Do. Not. Throw. Anything. Out.

About a year or so ago I looked at my overflowing jewelry box. I’ve always preferred costume jewelry to the “real thing,” probably so I would be free to do what I did with it when I tired of it. … Continue reading

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