Fashion History

November 1, 2021
1950s Purple rhinestone ear climber earrings

Contour Earrings: Ear Climbers

In the 1950s, a most unusual earring trend took hold with earrings that followed the ear line, climbing up the side of the ears along the curve. These earrings sometimes covered the entire ear, “rising […]
September 15, 2021

Gem: The Best App to Source All Things Vintage

Collectors are unique. We find pleasure in objects, and the internet has vastly changed how we locate those coveted or elusive treasures. The search becomes a ritual, and for me, it’s paired with my morning […]
April 22, 2018
The "DesertGem" Charm Bracelet by Paul Klepa of Klepa Arts

The “DesertGem” Charm Bracelet

The “DesertGem” Charm Bracelet I think every jewelry dealer who has purchased estate jewelry has one time or another come across these stone charm bracelets; They have always been, IMHO, the ugly step-child of costume […]
December 18, 2016
Judith Hendler Jewelry at Bonwit Teller

Judith Hendler Jewelry, Facts, Jewelry Styles, Contemporary Classics

For the wearer and collectors of both vintage Judith Hendler jewelry and her new “Contemporary Classics” line, here are some fun facts about her creations. FUN HISTORICAL FACTS • Designing  for 39 years (as of […]
November 26, 2016
The Arty Woman: Vogue 1927

The Arty Woman of the 1920s

The Arty Woman: Vogue 1927 The Arty Girl of the 1920s would perhaps have aged gracefully to be a lovely lady of today’s “Advance Style.” She was highly confident, self-expressive, maybe excessive in adornment, but […]
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