Vintage and Antique Jewelry and Accessories Selected with an Architect's Eye
About Lisa Kramer Vintage
Our Service PledgeI guarantee the authenticity of all items in my shop and want my customers to love their purchases as much as I love them.
About UsI have been selling antique and vintage jewelry since the late '90's at shows throughout the San Francisco Bay Area: the Art Deco Show, the Hillsborough Antique Show, the Vintage Clothing Expo and several others. However, I've been collecting vintage jewelry and clothing for decades, since I was teenager combing vintage clothing stores in New York City (where I grew up).
One of the things I love about selling at antique shows is helping customers find the perfect piece of jewelry to add to their collection, to wear with an outfit, or give as a gift. If you are looking for something in particular, and don't see it in my Ruby Lane shop, please feel free to contact me as I have hundreds of additional pieces, and am constantly acquiring new ones. I'll also gladly keep an eye out for you and let you know when I have something that might interest you.
With degrees in architecture and archeology my interest is in jewelry that speaks of the era in which it was created and that has good design, regardless of whether it is a signed "designer" piece. My background helps me identify the age of jewelry: styles, motifs, and historical revivals were used in both buildings and the decorative arts, including jewelry. I love to study how a piece has been constructed; this, combined with its style, helps me determine its age along with research. My merchandise is eclectic and ranges from the Georgian era through the 1970's. I try to provide pieces at many different price points because good design isn't limited to expensive items.
If you are located in the Bay Area and are interested in hosting a jewelry party please contact me; I'd love to bring a curated collection to your home. If you have a brick and mortar shop in the Bay Area and would like to host a trunk show I would love to collaborate with you to bring a collection of jewelry that compliments your merchandise.
I have a website, Lisa Kramer Vintage, which I use as a forum for writing about jewelry history, travel (with a focus on antiquing), design, and other subjects that interest me. A link to it can be found on my "Our Favorite Links" page.
I am a member of the Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts (ASJRA), Costume Jewelry Collectors International, the Art Deco Society of California, the Women's Jewelry Association, and the Art Jewelry Forum. I have also completed the Accredited Jewelry Professional program of the Gemological Institute of America.