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- 04/15/13--07:18: _Vintage trinket boxes
- 04/17/13--02:07: _Sara heart tag on a...
- 04/17/13--22:58: _Beautiful Honora Pe...
- 05/03/13--23:14: _Showcasing Celtic j...
- 06/05/13--06:02: _So English bone chi...
- 06/17/13--02:24: _Summer bead necklac...
- 06/27/13--07:57: _Vintage jewellery b...
- 07/02/13--05:48: _We will have a summ...
- 07/03/13--05:39: _A 1940s wedding bri...
- 07/17/13--12:02: _Sea side holiday at...
- 07/30/13--11:57: _Like Ciro Jewels
- 08/08/13--23:59: _Romantic cameo jewe...
- 09/08/13--01:59: _What would you choo...
- 09/26/13--05:00: _Genuine vintage jew...
- 10/13/13--05:46: _Identifying 20th Ce...
- 11/03/13--01:58: _Catch up on vintage...
- 11/23/13--00:09: _Price changes to ou...
- 12/15/13--01:40: _A very merry Christ...
- 12/28/13--04:43: _More vintage brooch...
- 02/20/14--07:00: _Jewellery and acces...
- 04/15/13--07:18: Vintage trinket boxes
- 04/17/13--02:07: Sara heart tag on a gemstone necklace
- 04/17/13--22:58: Beautiful Honora Pearl necklace
- 05/03/13--23:14: Showcasing Celtic jewellery this Bank Holiday weekend!
- 06/05/13--06:02: So English bone china vintage floral brooches
- 06/17/13--02:24: Summer bead necklaces that do not date.
- 06/27/13--07:57: Vintage jewellery book for Charles Horner by Tom J Lawson
- 07/02/13--05:48: We will have a summer sale when its summer
- 07/03/13--05:39: A 1940s wedding bride and bridesmaids
- 07/17/13--12:02: Sea side holiday at Eastbourne in the 1950s
- 07/30/13--11:57: Like Ciro Jewels
- 08/08/13--23:59: Romantic cameo jewellery
- 09/08/13--01:59: What would you choose diamante or rhinestone jewellery?
- 09/26/13--05:00: Genuine vintage jewellery we have in our collection
- 10/13/13--05:46: Identifying 20th Century jewellery
- 11/03/13--01:58: Catch up on vintage jewellery!
- 11/23/13--00:09: Price changes to our earring accessories this November
- 12/15/13--01:40: A very merry Christmas from Jewels & Finery UK and a happy new year.
- 12/28/13--04:43: More vintage brooches after our grand winter sale
Recently we have added vintage trinket boxes to our vintage accessories collection. They are small ceramic trinket boxes that are ideal to hold small earrings and rings on your dressing tabel.
If you have any information on the ceramic mark, would love to know and details.
Below is a very pretty Sara signed gemstone necklace a gemstone jewellery piece that we have at the moment. Sometimes we come across a piece of vintage jewellery or in this case previously owned that is signed and modern but we do not know who produced it. There is a clue on that it is signed with a small tag at the fastening.
This quality turquoise and silver coloured bead necklace has a distinctive metal tag. Its heart shaped with the name "Sara" on one side in small case lettering. This has real semi precious turquoise coloured gemstones and silver coloured beads with a central ornate heart charm. See below.
Would love to know a bit more about the company and designer jewellery. We do know that its not Sarah Coventry and have an inclination its from a clothing store in the UK that sells Sara jewellery and accessories. If you know, just leave a message on this page's comments please.
Recently added is this beautiful Honora pearl necklace in rainbow coloured freshwater pearls. It is quality second hand jewellery that is still boxed and unused. Maybe it was given as a present and not a colour or length that the person receiving the gift liked or wore. Who knows! But Honora pearls are very collectible as well as very wearable. So this is one not to miss. They are usually sold via the television and online, as well as in the store situated in America.
pearl necklaces we have available.
Honora has been producing good quality jewelry in the US for around sixty years. In the last twenty years it has been producing beautiful cultured freshwater pearl jewellery in a wide range of colours. My mother (a mad QVC fan) has brought me two of their pearl necklaces in the past and they are ones that I wear often.
This cream pearl necklace is by Honora and will go with most outfits. I think this one is about 18 inches in length.
Then the most recent Christmas present from my mom was this very long peach and pink freshwater pearl necklace by Honora.
long necklaces are. I wrap it twice around my neck and leave it long. I haven't wrapped it around my wrist but there is no reason why not.
Well a promise of a sunny Bank Holiday may not be on the horizon. So we have decided to showcase Celtic jewellery today. We have both vintage Celtic jewellery and previously owned pieces. Shrouded in mystery and with a mythical history, the ancient and alluring designs used in Celtic designs have a haunting past as well as being beautiful to wear.
The Celts were in Europe and the UK around the Iron Age and Medieval period.They had a pre Christian culture and spread across Europe trading weaponry and jewellery.
Celtic brooch in a penannular shape was popular. Of course the most popular piece of jewellery favored by them was the torc necklace which were often made in gold.
huge Celtic brooch from St Justin of Cornwall. The swirls are so typical of Celtic art work and have the haunting beauty as so does many and of course they are instantly recognized. St Justin's in Cornwall have just taken over the Miracle company in Birmingham on the retirement of the owner. So we wait to see what happens to the Miracle designs, who are also famous for their Celtic and other reproduction jewellery.
Another multi coloured Celtic brooch by Mizpah. Miracle have the designs in their ownership and I wonder if they were part of the Miracle companies package to St Justin.
I love the beautiful English bone china vintage floral brooches that were produced in the 1930s to the 1980s. Mainly in the potteries of Stoke On Trent in the UK where bone china English jewellery had the same hand crafted care as the fine bone china plates and cups. Some are signed and some are not. here are just a small selection that we have at the moment.
I am blogging today about summer bead necklaces that do not date. The one style that seems to be always fashionable is the long necklace of a single strand. These are so versatile and easy to throw on in the mornings when you are half asleep. Most do not have a clasp - an advantage if you are finding the small clasps manufactured today a bit fiddly and they do not move around and expose the clasp which is so annoying.
Want an even more summer look then choose a shell or mother of pearl bead necklace. So many colours to choose from with white to abalone blue and green. Dyed shell has many colours and shapes now for matching with many outfits. So what bead necklace are you wearing today?
The vintage jewellery book that I use often is the Charles Horner of Halifax by Tom J Lawson. A celebration of his life and work. Not only does it have information on Charles Horner jewellery but also the hat pins, thimbles, silver jewellery and other items produced by the factory once found in the UK.
This company actually produced beads, brooches, brush handles, buckles, buttons, cameos, candlesticks, chess sets, cigarette boxes and lighters, combs, crochet hooks, dress ornaments, dressing table ware, fruit boxes, hair slides, handles for knives and button hooks, manicure sets, needle cases, novelties, parasol handles, pens, shoe horns, small boxes in mock tortoiseshell and thimbles to name just a small section of their products.
Very few books have been produced that looks specifically at a UK manufacturer of vintage jewellery. So when I hear of one I buy it straight away. In 2002 I missed this and it took 3 attempts for me to buy this. the first two times I purchased my money was returned as not in stock. The third time I managed to source and eventually brought this one from Belgium.
Because it does not seem as though its yet summer - even though its now July. We have decided to have a summer sale of vintage jewellery in August this year in the hope that it will actually feel like summer then. We can live in hope. So here are a few sun shaped pieces of jewellery to get that sun out and shinning. No more rain or cold days during the months of July and August please.
Then last but not least a pair of 1990s vintage clip earrings with that nineties favourite, the smiling sun depicted on each. So very retro and lets face it few others will be wearing something like this.
Now going out into the garden to shout at the sky "sun come out". See you next time hopefully as long as they haven't taken me away!
Just a couple of photographs of a 1940s wedding party. I do not know the happy couple and would like to find out. To know a little more visit our other blog Jewels Vintage Vibes. The bride has a traditional wedding dress and jewellery on with a long hem in lace. This would be about the end of the World War Two and rationing would still be in force.
Just a short blog today. Now to clean up the plant that my beloved cat has just knocked down. Both the two youngest cats have this thing about chasing flies and eating them! They are both sniffing the pot and flowers on the floor at the moment as if to say "how did that get there"!
Just enjoying the hot weather that is long overdue. So in the spirit that I should be on holiday sunbathing on a beach somewhere, instead of in front of this computer! I have found some photographs in the Illustrated from May 27th 1950. This was how a seaside holiday was really like back in 1950. So just to keep it jewellery related we have a new collection of 1950s jewellery for you also.
Arriving at your boarding house for the week, you would be greeted by the boarding's house owner.
string of pearls necklace. Is this someone who has been hired to bring around the tea? - no its Rene one of the guests just helping out.
head scarf. She would probably buy a souvenir one from one of the many small souvenir shops along the beach front. Shops crammed with shell ornaments and other nick knacks.
hair accessory. Used at night to hold your rollers in place and during the day when working, then any other time to keep your hair in place. Straighteners - yes. Use the hot iron heated on the stove. Just be careful not to iron your ears and it did tend to sent the ends dry and a little burnt (if you had the iron too hot).
Life was simple then, but would you go back to those days?
The finest tribute to Ciro Pearls is paid by the women who wear them for that alone says more for their beauty than all the praise which language can bestow. This is the opening lines for page 7 of the Ciro pearls booklet which is now part 4 of our blog posts. The real and faux pearl necklaces were very popular with women in the fifties and had been for many years. It was then and still is an easy way to look elegant and well dressed. Just slip on a string of pearls and away you go.
Back in the 1950s, Ciro Pearls would clean, restring or remodel any of the pearl necklaces, chokers and necklets. You were expected to take care of your pearls but if not they would be able to bring them back to pristine condition for you. However they were guaranteed to last you years if you looked after them - and they did.
Choker necklets were made to measure, so that they fitted snug to the lower part of the neck. they could also be in single, double, triple thread, four or in five rows.That and with every pearl necklace supplied in a presentation box.
The two women photographed in the above pages were Miss Esther Williams, actress wearing a single row necklet and matching ear drops. The other was Miss Ava Gardner who is shown wearing a double string choker.
The next blog post will look at the next pages that has the many different clasps Ciro used. We sometimes have Ciro vintage jewellery available but you can also visit the Ciro website as the company are still in continuing.
We do not only have vintage jewellery but also new jewellery and one of our latest additions is a piece of romantic cameo jewellery that is from the Susie Carol jewellery and accessories collection. The Romantic cameo brooch will match with the Romantic lovers cameo necklace that has previously been released. All new and perfect to give as a gift.
If you are looking for a smaller pendant necklace that is still romantic then have a look at this cameo necklace.
What would you choose a diamante brooch or a rhinestone brooch, a diamante necklace or a rhinestone necklace jewellery piece? What is the difference between diamante (also spelt diamonte) and rhinestone? This is something that I have struggled with for years as there is little information around. However I came to the conclusion that it just depends on where you live.
Recently added genuine vintage jewellery we have in our collection. We have pretty sparkling vintage brooches ready for the party season and more demure vintage necklaces. Just have a look at some of the gorgeous antique and vintage jewellery pieces we now have available.
When you wear or collect vintage jewelleryit is very useful to be able to identify 20th century jewellery and what era it probably came from. One good book to help is called 20th Century Jewelry: The complete source by John Peacock.
A large but relatively inexpensive book that is filled with some great information. For once it does not focus on photographs of vintage brooches, earrings and necklaces as well as other forms of adornment. But actually looks at the different shapes and designs used in each 10 year decade. Illustrated with designs rather than photographs.
Then onto the 1910s with long dangling earrings, sautoirs, necklaces and the start of the Egyptian themed pieces. Buckles were used extensively on belts and on hats for decoration. Hair ornaments were worn low on the fore head and jeweled bags and watches were in fashion. Mens jewellery were chained enamel cufflinks and tie pins.
Moving into the Art Deco period with machine styled and angular designs. Then onto the 1930s to 1940s. In the 1930s dress ornaments were used on long dresses and to add glitter with decoration on the back of plunge backed dresses.
Post and pre war jewellery of the 1940s to 1950s became more elaborate and slightly larger in style. Pearl necklaces, bracelets and earrings were very much in fashion. Frivolous novelty jewelry with dog brooches, flower basket and Chinese designs. the Carmen Miranda influence was seen in bright lemons, orange and fruit designs. In the 1950s to 1960s brooches were used extensively on clothing, Necklaces were very drape with multiple strands in bright colours.
We have been working hard and have added plenty of vintage jewellery as well as many other items to Jewels & Finery UK. So we thought that we needed to showcase a few of our favorites from the last month. Vintage jewellery makes great gifts and we wrap each either in a gift bag or box as a little extra at no charge. Vintage means that the brooches, earrings, rings, necklaces, cufflinks, bracelets, etc all produced between the 1920s and 1990s. So thats up to 70 years of fabulous jewels to choose from. It makes them unique and often of better quality than some of todays jewellery. But don't take our word for it just have a look.
Vintage silver ring that has been formed out of a christening bracelet.
Sarah Coventry jewellery is true vintage now and they produced so many different and quality items to choose from.
Original 1940s vintage jewellery set of a floral brooch and clip earrings. We just love finding sets as they match and just makes it easier when you come to put on your jewellery.
Celluloid cameo brooch - many cameos are available in so many different looks. A cameo never seems to go out of fashion and can make an outfit look so elegant and feminine.
Every week we add at least 30 to 50 different pieces of either vintage jewellery or pre loved and new ones. Don't forget that we have accessories and jewellery boxes for sale as well.
We have made some price changes to our earring accessories this November. Due to our supplies going down as well as up. Many of our clip earring pads and pillow ranges are cheaper and our earring backs remain very competitive.
Quality clip earring pads and pillows for clip on earrings which can be vintage or not. Plenty of choice and ideal for extra grip and comfort. Do like the earring pillows or sleeves as they have a slight tacky feel that helps grip.
We have a wide range of earring backs in scroll, bullets, plastic, silver and gold plate. Suitable for pierced earrings replacements. We replace the backs to our vintage and pre owned ones already, but a pack is handy to have in your jewellery box as one always seems to fall under the bed - just as you are running late to go out!
Christmas is a very busy time for us selling our vintage jewellery - that is November and December. So we would like to take time out and wish you a very merry Christmas and have a happy new year. Time just goes far to fast nowadays. It doesn't seem five minutes since the last one!
Well it does not look as though it will snow this year, in fact it has been not that cold. This photo was taken a couple of years ago in our garden. I would have shown our tree, but its not up yet - its still in the garden from when we brought it last week.
We are having a grand winter sale of our vintage brooches and vintage jewellery. Low low prices to make way for next years vintage brooches as well as pre owned and new ones that we have waiting to add. So star brooches and Christmas brooches have been reduced following by all the other category collections in the next few days. Grab yourself a bargain now.
So jewellery and accessories to create your individual style and look amazing is our part of our new looking website at Jewels & Finery UK. We still sell fabulous vintage jewellery as well as antique, pre owned and new jewellery. But for 2014 we have now added some new categories and moved a few older ones around. Our vintage brooches collection has all original vintage brooch and our vintage necklaces are all true vintage.
Here are just a few pieces of jewellery added recently: