I especially like the elaborate handmade styles like Miriam Haskell. You can look for marks, but frequently the jewelry only bears the mark of the company they worked for. However, if you do find the marks, this list below of over vintage jewelry and metal designers may help you identify how old they are.
Newly Listed Vintage Jewelry. Their damascene and pewter jewels, made during the s, are highly collectible. Either one of you can wear to evoke the mystery and glamour of Egyptian Royalty.
Robert Sorrell, Larry Vrba, and David Mandel are other top designers today—they do amazing things without copying the old. All the fashion houses do costume jewelry, and if it's spectacular enough, it will definitely go up in price: Lanvin, Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, and Saint Laurent. I bought a fabulous necklace by Nina Ricci that is one of my favorites. It's major—multistrand, with mirror-encrusted charms and a silver-plated chain.
Vintage Brooch pink flowers on a green leaf, Original by Robert vintage jewellery. The demand was big enough, the equipment and materials were quite enough. After the Great Depression, the ladies of all ages got a taste and wanted to look elegant and expensive.
Also see my " Shop by Designer " page for easy access to a clickable list of designers and their items some of which are not on this list. Note: I have researched these designers to the best of my knowledge, but the information is not guaranteed! All images and text are the property of Sharon's Vintage Jewelry.
This guide provides both vintage and contemporary collectible jewelry marks, and includes dating information if known. Links to examples of each designer or manufacturer's jewelry are included below the mark when available. NOTE: Some information included with photos in this gallery ChanelCinerand others will link to a sub-article where numerous marks from different time periods for the same company or designer can be viewed.
Vintage costume jewelry is perhaps the easiest way to wear vintage for any modern woman of any background, style or size. You can be a top-level executive CEO and wear a pair of Trifari vintage earrings with your power suit. Whatever style suits your fashionable needs can and will be fulfilled by the digital marketplace. Maintaining and listing jewelry is easier than styling and shooting a human model.
We do not sell antique jewelry, which is defined as at least years old. Many of the styles you've probably heard about -- Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Retro -- originated during the early s and are considered antique. In turn, these early eras inspired the design of vintage costume jewelry from the ss.