This little brooch has a very textural surface, pleated all over to look similar to fabric. It is probably from the 1950’s-1960’s with a dark patina accented surface. Holding your scarf in place or just worn on your dress, blouse, or suit – either way, it’s one that looks terrific on anything. It is not marked and is in very good vintage condition. It measures 2-1/4 x 1-1/4” and has a working roller clasp on the back. Small but very attractive.
This ring has two rows of rhinestones and is about 1/2" wide. It has a slight stretch to it, but is about a size 4. It could also be worn as a scarf ring and is in good vintage condition.
These are small hoop copper earrings with Thunderbird and other Native American symbols. They are small, but look larger on the mannequin. They measure 3/8” wide X 5/8” and have a dark patina.
Sparkling and elegant, these earrings are from my own collection from the ‘80’s, but still in great condition. No stones missing or any other damage. They have rows and rows of small rhinestones with a small gold break that is raised gold under the pearls. These earrings are 1-7/8” tall X 1-7/8” at the widest point and are for pierced ears.
1950’s Copper Earrings with Movable Hearts Shiny copper earrings from the ‘50’s had a scalloped edge and mounted in the center is a movable dangle that looks like a heart. These are quite old, but in very good condition. They even have the original lacquer finish on them that has held up well. From this era, they are, of course, screw backs. They are somewhat of an oval shape that is 1-1/4’X 1”. The dangles are about ¾” long.
This little watch is as eye-catching as it is understated . It has the look of being hand crafted although it is not and is made of a silver color metal that may have some nickel in it because it does tarnish. The band is most intriguing with its basket texture and hinges half way around the band and then again at the closure. It closes with and nicely-done clasp that is strong and snaps with a “click”. The watch still works and keeps good time. I believe I bought it just prior to 1980, about 1978ish. It looks like a bracelet because of the design of the band, which makes it more a piece of jewelry rather than a utilitarian timepiece. It measure 6-1/2” wearable length and the band is ¼” wide. The watch itself is ¾” X 2-1/8”. As a bonus, it is quite comfortable to wear.
These vintage 1930-1940’s sterling silver earrings are engraved with elegant flourishes covering the entire surface. The graceful design of these dainty earrings is accented by a scalloped border. They have a shiny silver patina with some darkening. They are marked, "Sterling, WFS”. They are approximately ¾” long and 1/2” wide, and are screw backs. They weigh 3 grams. They were hand etched, formed, and then the back and screws soldered.
These tiny sterling earrings are screw backs and date to the 1940’s. They are the Caduceus symbol sometimes used as a symbol for the medical profession. The history of this symbol began because of a link between Hermes and his caduceus and his practice of alchemy and medicine. Alchemists were referred to as the sons of Hermes, as Hermetists. or Hermeticists, and as "practitioners of the hermetic arts". By the end of the sixteenth century, the study of alchemy included not only medicine and pharmaceuticals but chemistry, mining, and metallurgy. Despite learned opinion that it is the single snake staff of Asclepius that is the proper symbol of medicine, many medical groups have adopted the twin serpent caduceus of Hermes or Mercury as a medical symbol during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A major reason for the current popularity of the caduceus as a medical symbol was its official adoption mistakenly as the insignia for the Medical Department of the United States Army in 1902. These little earrings are marked, "sterling" (part is worn away) and measure 5/8” long x 5/8” at the widest point. They are historical treasures.
These silvertone earrings are decorated with a gold coin replica that gives them an old world feel. The silver is a hammered finish and they are clip backs. They measure 1-1/9" in diameter. They are in good vintage condition with some wear showing on the gold, which you can see in the photos. A classic to go with everything.
Tiny ivory wide hoops looks like real ivory although they are most likely Lucite from the 1940’s. The Napier stamp still is readable on one of the screw posts. These are fabulous, classic accents with a texture of engraved lines. They measure 1” diameter and are 3/4” wide with gold hinged screw backs that are easier and more comfortable to wear. They are extremely lightweight and in excellent vintage condition.
Unusual is the word that comes to mind about this necklace. It is obviously very old and has green glass beads intermixed with silver ones. I am guessing that this is probably Czechoslovakian glass and the period is 1930’s. Some of the silver is worn and you will probably want to replace, but it is so different that I think it is worth preserving. The center green glass bead is a cube and marbled colors of green, sepia, and gold. The other smaller green beads are tiny shapes that look like little bows. I am pricing this for the beads only because the silver pieces are not in good condition. It measures 24” long and has a barrel clasp.
These earrings are covered with gold sparkle with black curving lines in between - almost like a path leading to the Yellow Brick Road. The dangles are about 1-1/4” square and hang from silver half-domes. They are black enamel on the back and are a fun addition to any wardrobe. These would be perfect with jeans or a black dress. They are probably from the ‘80’s, but in good vintage condition.
Copper and enameled copper jewelry were very popular in the 1950’s through the 1960’s. Much of the popularity is attributed to Jerry Fels who started Renior copper jewelry, and later the Matisse line of copper. These cufflinks are abstract in design with a grey background to swirls of black, red, and white. The design is typical of the period. They measure 1-1/4” long X ¾” at the widest point. They are in very good vintage condition with no damage to the enamel or the cuff link finding.
In the 1940's-1950's, earrings were made with screw type fasteners. These are clearly marked, "Coro", which was a popular maker of costume jewelry since 1901.These earrings are king crowns or crests with tiny waterfall of brass thin sticks. The design is unusual and they are in good vintage condition. They do have some tarnish and could use a good polishing. Measure: 1-1/2" tall X 1: wide.
This bracelet is very old and made of brass with a simple design of incised lines. My estimate is it is pre-1970. It is quite large 1-3/4" across the outside curvature. Inside diameter is 2-5/8" and the inside band is 1" deep. It has some heft, weighing 95.3 grams. It is very old, although I don't know the exact age. It came from a Nomadic tribe in the Middle East and was handcrafted by an artisan and is well made and is in excellent vintage condition. It is a very striking and showy bracelet and could be worn alone or with other bangles.
This is an unusual brooch from about the 1960’s that has many layers of leaves stacked on top of each other. Because some are have texture and patina, they contrast with others that have smoother finishes. Each of the 9 leaves has notched edges that fall gracefully over each other. It is in good vintage condition. The pin back has been replaced, but it works perfectly. It measures about 2”X2”. This piece would be great on fall colors!
This little cowboy is such a great example of the copper art of the ‘50’s from its “tough guy” expression to the bowed legs. He is really almost a cartoon character with his expression and simple design of the figure. The details of his six guns, kerchief, six-gallon hat perched over his eyes, and details on his chaps make him a very charming figure. The pin is pressed and formed to slightly curve outward to give it a fuller dimension. He measures 2-3/4” tall X ¾” at the widest point. Copper is one of my favorite metals and the contrast on fall fabrics looks especially nice. He is an enchanting one to collect and keep.
“Miracle” is the trade name of A. Hill & Company LTD., of Birmingham, England, which started manufacturing jewelry in 1946 and is still the leading designer of jewelry in the Celtic, Irish, and Scottish styles today. Each piece is authentic in terms of evolving from actual historical and archaeological information. Jewelry from as early as AD600 have been found that has been used to preserve the design and character of the old Scottish, Celtic, and English legacies. This brooch is designed with a large blue stone that was probably intended to emulate a sapphire. It has a garland of leaves around the outside edge with the ends of the garland wrapped at opposing sides. It is a very authentic design as are all of the Miracle pieces. It is marked “Miracle” on the back. The pin and rolling catch work well, and the brooch is in excellent vintage condition. It measures 1-3/4” tall X 1-12” wide.