Collecting Vintage Jewelry

Collecting Costume Jewelry Love of costume jewelry isn’t just about obsessing over the beauty of the pieces you collect. It’s also about its history and sometimes its provenance. Think about jewelry you’ve been given for anniversaries or pieces you’ve found at the mall several decades ago or perhaps an antiques store on a country trip….

VINTAGE 1980s DANECRAFT ‘Yardwork’s For The Birds Statement Brooch

“Yardwork’s For The Birds” Danecraft Brooch from our Vintage 1980s Collector’s Jewelry Collection In 1934, Victor Primavera Sr. founded the Danecraft Corporation in Providence, RI. In the 1940s Danecraft began manufacturing a large amount of silver jewelry and silver beads with varied exquisite designs often inspired by nature. In the 1980’s, the company continued to…

VINTAGE 1980s M J ENT Gold Sunflower Statement Brooch

This gorgeous sunflower brooch was made by M J Enterprises Inc., which is a privately held company in Coventry, RI, categorized under Novelty and Costume Jewelry Manufacturers. Records show it was established in 1987 and incorporated in Rhode Island. Not much more information is available other than the fact that they produced beautiful jewelry and…

VINTAGE 1960s CASTLECLIFF Sunflower Gold Statement Brooch

Castlecliff was founded in 1918 by Clifford Furst and Joesph Bobley. They began marketing their jewelry after a court battle with Brier MFG. Co. over design patents. One of their company slogans was “the talked about jewelry.” Castlecliff jewelry is very well made using excellent materials including rhinestones and faux gemstones (faux jade and turquoise)…

VINTAGE 1960s Audubon Society Bird on a Branch Statement Brooch

Audubon Bird on a Branch Brooch would be a treasures gift for nature lovers, bird watchers and would make an excellent birthday gift for a friend. The beautiful bird looks as though she’s carrying a branch to build her nest. You can see the action in the piece, it’s just stunning! This beautiful brooch features…