There's nothing better than a beautiful piece of jewelry with some history behind it! Jewelry is one of the oldest forms of decorative art. The types and styles of jewelry created greatly depended on the social and economic trends of the time. Keep reading for a closer look at a few of our favorite antique and vintage pieces from the late 19th century to early 20th century that are currently in our collection!
Just as history repeats itself, so do trends in fashion and jewelry which is why vintage jewelry is making a major comeback these days. Whether you’re wearing mom’s earrings from the 80's or on the hunt to purchase “new” vintage finds to add to your jewelry box, there’s inspiration all over the internet for how to rock this trend and where to find it. Start with these five must-follow vintage accounts for all things vintage jewelry and more!
Each jewelry designer has their own unique backstory. Many times the origin of a brand can influence the style of the jewelry. Currently in our vintage and estate collection, we have four designers, each with their own history and style. Keep reading to see some of our favorite pieces and learn how BVLGARI, Van Cleef & Arpels, Judith Ripka, and Roberto Coin came to be!
When making a statement with jewelry, nothing beats a good cocktail ring! Generally defined as any ring with a large center stone, the term “cocktail ring” dates back to Prohibition and the decade of excess. Read on to learn more about the history of cocktails ring and five stunning, rings currently in our collection!
Founded in 1975, John Hardy jewelry is inspired by Bali and its time-honored jewelry-making traditions. After visiting Bali in the mid-70s, Canadian designer and artist, John Hardy’s, interest was piqued by the island's jewelry-making. Shortly after he began learning the techniques of the local artisans and developed his first pieces by applying new design concepts to the traditional Balinese techniques. Hardy soon established an artisan collective in Bali, and for over 40 years, his artisans have been dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind jewelry and preserving the rich heritage of Bali. Here are a few of our favorite John Hardy pieces currently in our collection!
Since 1929, the Academy Awards have been the highest honor of the film industry. The long-standing award show has also been a great event for designers to show off their latest creations. From drop earrings to statement necklaces, there’s nothing more glamorous than the red carpet scene at the Oscars! With the 90th Academy Awards just two weeks, we’re taking a look at a few Oscar worthy jewels currently in our Vintage & Estate Collection!