Melinda L. Lewis is the author of The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry Life By Design Publishing, 2013. As a jewelry historian, she has been involved with the online vintage costume jewelry community for the last 23 years, with a focus on The Napier Co. over the past 22 years.
She is co-founder of Costume Jewelry Collectors Int’l (CJCI), an organization for collectors and dealers dedicated to the study of vintage costume jewelry which hosts an online venue for its members. She served as co-editor for CJCI’s quarterly magazine in 2010 and co-hosted annual jewelry conventions from 2011-2017.
Melinda has also worked with Internationally renowned fashion stylists and publishers to provide jewelry for books and print-base advertising in magazines. Her jewelry collection has been featured in M.A.C., Anna Sui, Pascali, and on the cover of Italian Vogue as well as editorial spreads in the publication. Her jewelry has been featured in Vintage Jewellery: Collecting and Wearing 20th Century Designs, Carltons Vintage, by Caroline Cox.
Today, Melinda and her husband, Mark Lewis, have curated a collection of fine vintage costume jewelry to bring to their clients at The Jewelry Stylist and Vintage Jewelry Collect. When they are not souring the countryside for fabulous jewelry and dabbling in other ventures, the Lewis’ enjoy being grandparents to two beautiful boys.