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Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Vintage jewelry styles are making quite the comeback. You see them in the malls, current reproductions of classic vintage stylings, with lots of rhinestones to glitz up your evening or bridal wear. But fact remains, these modern renditions are still reproductions. Of course, folks buy them since authentic designer vintage jewelry can be very expensive. Names like Schiaparelli, Miriam Haskell, Schreiner, Hobe, Judy Lee, Sherman ... often cost lots of dollars.

But not all designer vintage is unaffordable. In fact, you can pick up authentic vintage, even signed pieces, for less money than you'll pay for those reproductions: it's all in the name of the designer. Jewelry by Coro, Pakula, Prestige, Emmons, even Weiss ... is vintage, lovely, and nowhere near as expensive. Take this delightful 3-piece set by Pakula shown above. This is such a pretty vintage set and well-made too. The aurora borealis stones glitter with all the colors of the rainbow. The necklace is an adjustable 16" length and you get the matching earrings and bracelet to finish it off ... all for just $18 in our RUBY LANE SHOP. Click that link or photo above to see more views. And it's an authentic signed piece of vintage jewelry too!

Then there's sets like this dazzling Austrian crystal parure above. It consists of bracelet, dangling earrings and choker. Every way you turn these aurora borealis crystals catch the light and emit such lovely colors. No they aren't diamonds but they sure catch the eye with their brilliant sparkle. This set costs only $30 in our Ruby Lane Shop. It's truly an "unsigned vintage beauty"!

There are so many lovely vintage pieces that are affordable and unsigned. Some rival the best designers for beauty. The only thing missing is that name. But if you simply love the glitz of vintage more than you love wearing names, there's so many lovely pieces available through online vintage stores, in flea markets, on ebay, e-crater and Ruby Lane. The one shown below is signed. It's a "Lady Carrington". Who's that? I don't know but it comes in its original box, is coated in 24k gold plate, is in fabulous condition and is only $20 in our Ruby Lane Shop. Affordable, lovely vintage jewelry ... and not a reproduction.

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