VINTAGE 1970s MEXICO .925 Sterling Silver Hat with Bow and Flower Brooch

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 MONET DREAMCATCHER Delicate Statement Necklace

VINTAGE 1980s MONET Adjustable Dreamcatcher Wedding 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…

VINTAGE 1940s STAR Dazzling Crystal Link Bracelet

Star and Staret jewelry was originally produced by the Star Novelty Company, Inc. of Chicago. The company began making costume jewelry, marked: “STAR” in 1925-1940. The company changed its name to Staret in the 1940s. Staret jewelry pieces are known for their exuberant design and exceptional use of enameling and high quality rhinestones. The style…

VINTAGE 1987 AVON Gold Starfish Pendant Necklace

AVON Starfish Necklace – Collector’s Bookpiece Pendant 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…