VINTAGE 1980s AVON Gold Rhinestone Love Bracelet

While Avon may be better known for their cosmetics and beauty creams, their costume jewelry— particularly from the mid-1970s to the late 1990s—has become highly sought after. In 1886, at the age of 28, David H. McConnell began a company named the California Perfume Company, selling perfume door to door. The company’s first color catalogue…

VINTAGE 1980s MONET Gold Plated Adjustable Length Necklace

Michael and Joseph Chernow, the founders of the costume jewelry business we know today as Monet, had $4 to their name when they first considered entering the business in 1919. The young brothers were meticulous and methodical as they laid their plans, so much so that it took them eight years to found Monocraft in…

VINTAGE 1980s Summer Starfish Brooch

This charming starfish brooch is perfect for summer and it matches Avon Society’s 1987 Starfish Earrings to the tee (with the exception of the slight tone difference in the gold which you can observe in our photographs). This piece is also imported from England making this starfish brooch a great conversation piece, or part of…

VINTAGE 1970s 925 Sterling Silver Puffed Shell Pierced Earrings

Silver is a precious white metal which is highly conductive and malleable. Because of its softness and receptiveness to polish, silver was notably first used during ancient times to create tableware with intricate designs and a mirror-like shine. Then in 12th century Europe, people discovered that silver could be alloyed with other metals to create…

VINTAGE 1980s NAPIER Gold Chain Wrapped Pearl Bracelet

Napier’s collectibles include the unique early designed and manufactured simple, yet elegant line of costume jewelry. Napier was considered to be the oldest fashion jewelry house in the U.S. having been founded in 1875. Jones Apparel Group ceased operations of “NAPIER” jewelry in 1999. In that time it created jewelry with high style and superior…

VINTAGE 1980s Sterling Silver and Gold Doorknocker Earrings

Silver is a precious white metal which is highly conductive and malleable. Because of its softness and receptiveness to polish, silver was notably first used during ancient times to create tableware with intricate designs and a mirror-like shine. Then in 12th century Europe, people discovered that silver could be alloyed with other metals to create…

VINTAGE 1987 Avon Society Gold Starfish Earrings

Vintage 1987 Avon Society Gold Starfish Earrings While Avon may be better known for their cosmetics and beauty creams, their costume jewelry— particularly from the mid-1970s to the late 1990s—has become highly sought after. In 1886, at the age of 28, David H. McConnell began a company named the California Perfume Company, selling perfume door…

VINTAGE 1980s Christian Dior Haute Couture Pearl Statement Necklace

VINTAGE 1980s Christian Dior *signed* Adjustable Gold, Herringbone Chain, Pearl & Rhinestone Statement Necklace Christian Dior was founded in 1947 Paris by the designer of the same name. By 1948, Dior had opened a fashion house called “Dior Costume Jewelry” in Germany. Dior’s initial designs, revealed for Spring/Summer 1947, were referred to as his first…

VINTAGE 1980s LISNER Brushed Silver Ribbon Bracelet

The D. Lisner Company was officially founded in 1904, which was largely wholesale and was comprised of goods imported from Europe, including jewelry. Until the 1930’s, much of Lisner’s jewelry was imported from Europe and was sold on a wholesale basis. Around the 1930’s Europe, importing jewelry and rhinestones proved difficult and they wanted a…

VINTAGE 1980s NAPIER Pearl Necklace and Bracelet Statement Jewelry Set

Napier’s collectibles include the unique early designed and manufactured simple, yet elegant line of costume jewelry. Napier was considered to be the oldest fashion jewelry house in the U.S. having been founded in 1875. Jones Apparel Group ceased operations of “NAPIER” jewelry in 1999. In that time it created jewelry with high style and superior…

VINTAGE 1960s Lion’s Head Doorknocker Clip-on Earrings

These gorgeous gold lion’s head doorknocker earrings are from the 60s, just prior to pierced ears and earrings becoming popular again in the 1970s. They’re highly polished, finely detailed, in mint vintage condition with fierce looking lion’s heads representing the strength and courage of the majestic lion, a truly appropriate and dignified statement in these…

VINTAGE 1980s MONET Gold Plated Link Bracelet

Michael and Joseph Chernow, the founders of the costume jewelry business we know today as Monet, had $4 to their name when they first considered entering the business in 1919. The young brothers were meticulous and methodical as they laid their plans, so much so that it took them eight years to found Monocraft in…