So pleased with this - it's an art deco bracelet with 6 dark blue molded pieces. Although it is worn on the back - the brass is showing through the white metal surface - the glass pieces are in tact! Someone has obviously worn it a lot but has been very careful not to damage the glass! So often these pieces are damaged. It is £88. The reference number is 408 A187/28. www.gillianhorsup.com
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Sunday, 20 December 2009
If you need a classic set - this is it! It's Givenchy, very well made, fits well and could be worn together or separately. It is stamped Givenchy on both pieces. If you need me to measure the pieces, do contact me. I usually have some vintage Givenchy pieces in my shop at Vintage Modes in Grays Antiques. The price is £148 for the set. http://www.gillianhorsup.com/ - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, 13 December 2009
This is a frosted glass stones brooch by Hobe with faux pearls and white paste. Hobe made very good quality jewellery firstly in Paris and then in America. Hobe jewellery was never cheap. This brooch is beautiful - the quality is excellent. I wish I could buy more Hobe but I don't see it very often at a price I can afford! The price for this lovely vintage brooch is £78. The reference number is 405 A190/12.
A Pavone Clown brooch. Pavone jewellery is made by Marie-Christine Pavone from reworked galalith (which is an old plastic that cannot be moulded - it has to be hand cut). This is a fabulous design. The blue/white pieces are stunning. Pavone mostly makes animals - it is nice to get something different. The brooch is £58. The reference number is 404 A189/42.
Friday, 11 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Here are 3 of the latest additions to our Lea Stein collection. They have been selling well this Christmas and it is difficult to get replacements at this time of year - but we still have quite a few. If you are looking for a particular style/colour do let me know! They range from £40 - £55 in the main - unless it is something a bit different! The exchange rate has put the prices up a bit!
Monday, 7 December 2009
These are very large, round, clip earrings by Butler & Wilson - probably from the 1980's. They are made in gilt metal and have white square glass stones and some round coloured glass stones. They measure 2 inches across the diameter. I love the vintage Butler & Wilson jewellery - it is so individual! I always try to have some pieces in the shop. The earrings are £68. The reference is 400 A172/15.
Sunday, 6 December 2009
I have recently been asked for brooches in the shape of a hat - so was pleased to get this one. It is nicely made with sharp detail on the front. It is marked "925" but because it doesn't have an official hallmark I cannot describe it as sterling silver. Anyway it's a great shape and is one of many vintage brooches I have in my shop. It is £48. The reference number is 399 A188/55.
Saturday, 5 December 2009
A great set - comprising a French necklace and brooch. Cannot read the signature - except that it was made in Paris. The glass stones are lovely - the square stones are mauve and grey and the oval stones and mauve and lilac. The metal is dark coloured and it has the long, white stones as a contrast. The Set is £120 - or you could buy the pieces separately. This is one set from a large selection of vintage jewellery we have at Vintage Modes in Grays Antiques. Ref. 398 A122/25.
Thursday, 3 December 2009
This is a great 1970's pendant necklace in gilt with cream and green plastic pieces. Lanvin was making great pieces similar to this at the time. I cannot make out the mark on this one. It's a good shape and the condition is O.K. Just one item in the huge selection of vintage jewellery I have at Grays Antiques. It's reference number is 397 A187/6 and it's price is £65.