Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hoot Hoot - New Line of Owl Jewelry Just in!

Owl jewelry is one of the most popular forms of figural jewelry on the market today. It's colorful, cute and highly collectible.

I've just gotten in a new line of owl themed pendants at my Vintage Jewelry Mall website and my Jewelry Lane store at Ruby Plaza.

Here are a few designs. You can see more at the links above.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jewelry and Fashion on Display at the Met

The Metropolital Museum of Art in New York is currently running an exhibit of woman's fashion and vintage jewelry. The exhibit will run through August 15, 2010.

Fashion and jewelry from the time period 1890 to 1940 will be featured and the exhibition reveals how the American woman initiated style revolutions that mirrored her social, political, and sexual emancipation. "Gibson Girls," "Bohemians," and "Screen Sirens," among others, helped lay the foundation for today's American woman.

Of particular interest to me is the fabulous vintage jewelry that is exhibited as adornment for the fashions that the exhibit is featuring.

For those of you who cannot attend, here is a YouTube video with highlights of the exhibit. Warning: The video contains sound.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Todays' Vintage Bling - Green Grapes in Rhinestones

Spring is definitely here, so my find of the day is this pretty nature inspired vintage brooch made of pearls and green glass rhinestones in the shape of a bunch of grapes.

The brooch is set in textured goldtone metal and has a very pretty combination of tiny white imitation pearls, small green chatons and larger marquis green rhinestones. Pretty variety of green colors compliment the shiny goldtone finish well.

The size is 2 1/2 x 2 7/8". it has a built in clasp common on better made jewelry of this period. It's available from my Vintage Jewelry Lane shop for only $21.99.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New Line of Millefiori Sterling Silver Jewelry in my Stores

I am delighted to announce that I have added a new like of genuine Murano Millefiori glass and sterling silver to my Jewelry Lane store at Ruby Plaza and my Vintage Jewelry Lane website store.

The cabochons in the new line of jewelry are made from genuine Murano millefiori glass made in the island of Murano. The designer is Alan K and the designs are all hand made. Many of the finishes on the jewelry are also rhodium plated which gives the pieces a lustrous appearance.

Millefiori is a type of Murano glass that has been incorporated with various layers of colors to create beautiful flower-like patterns. The word literally means "a thousand flowers." Millefiori is the name of the cylindrical, long glass rods which contain a specific pattern along its entire length, so that when cut into slices from one end, the particular pattern will be revealed. This style of glass has been around since the Middle Ages and more recently, have been produced for fine jewelry items.

Prices range from $27 to $165. Here are some examples of the pieces.