Monday, 30 March 2015

Vintage Trifari 'Diamonds' for April!
The birthstone for April is the diamond!
This beautiful brushed gold plated necklace by Trifari is from Trifari's Birthday Collection, rhinestones for April.
A gorgeous necklace for a wedding or special occasion!  £165.

Trifari was born in Naples but emigrated to New York in 1902. Gustavo Trifari began his own business in 1918 when he met Leo Kraussman. They were joined by Carl Fishel, in 1925. In 1975 the company was bought by Hallmark, and since then has been taken over by several companies. In 2000 production was finally moved overseas which brought an end to high quality signed Trifari jewellery.

Monday, 23 March 2015

1940s fashion photos by Constantin Joffe - white hoop earrings dear readers,
I really love this vintage photo from the 1940s by Constantin Joffe.
Take a look at his fabulous fashion photos on Vintage Everyday.
Have a great week!

Vintage White Plastic Hoop Earrings by Trifari

Monday, 16 March 2015

Fashion Deja Vu — Marilyn Monroe Edition

                     Marilyn's Sister, Berniece Baker Miracle
"Nowadays, two big stars wearing the same outfit is a major fashion faux pas, but back in Hollywood’s heyday it was common practice to recycle clothes so the studios could save a few bucks. While many of Marilyn’s dresses and costumes are considered to be style icons, she often wasn’t the first (or the last!) to wear them". By Marijane Gray for Immortal Marilyn

Monday, 9 March 2015

25% Shop Discount, exclusive to Newsletter Subscribers ... Dear Readers,

Spring is here! We have a 25% discount in the shop this week exclusive to newsletter subscribers! Details here

Monday, 2 March 2015

How to clean Vintage Diamante and Rhinestone Jewellery

Hello Dear Readers,

Following on from last week's post, how do you take care of your vintage diamante and rhinestone jewellery, to ensure it's lasting beauty?

I have found some great advice for you from Crow's Nest Curiosities!

Enjoy your vintage jewels!

Lovely original 1950s necklace with turquoise glass stones and sparkling diamantes set in silver tone. £35 from Arabella Bianco

Monday, 23 February 2015

Vintage Costume Jewellery - Rhinestone and Diamante
Whether called rhinestones or diamantes, jewellery made with these sparkling stones has been popular for a long time. Usually clear, the stones match many outfits!

Here's a bit of background reading:

Classic silver tone diamante encrusted necklace, circa 1950s.
This is a stunning sparkling statement collar for a special occasion or evening wear!  £145 from Arabella Bianco

Monday, 16 February 2015

Where is the most wonderful vintage wedding shop in London?

This was a very popular post from 2013, so with wedding season approaching we thought you'd enjoy reading it again! ...

One of our favourite blogs is by Decades of Elegance.

Last week Decades of Elegance visited the vintage wedding shop of Jane Bourvis in Portobello Road.

Read all about the their stunning discoveries at 'Vintage Bridal Couture by Jane Bourvis'

Vintage Photo: A fabulous vintage wedding dress with a large veil and beautiful bead work. Circa 1960s.