This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

FREE SHIPPING to the United States & Canada

Expert in vintage costume jewelry from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s & 1950s


by Barbara Schwartz

Read all my blog posts here. Find articles organized by category. For vintage jewelry buying tips, be sure to read my popular "True vs. Fake" series. Are you on my mailing list? Be sure to Sign up to receive my newsletter to get the latest blog posts delivered to your inbox.

Schiaparelli Jewelry

Sensational Schiaparelli

Some of my favorite costume jewelry from the 1950s was designed by Elsa Schiaparelli. I like these pieces because they are strikingly different from those of other designers of the...

Read more
Costume jewelry marks explained

True vs. Fake: Missing the Mark

I have to admit that I’m a stickler for accuracy. The quest for information satisfies my love of research and learning. Over the years, I’ve studied costume jewelry history largely...

Read more