Vintage Costume Jewelry from the Heart of the 20th Century
Weiss Asian Girl with Braided Chain Mesh Hair - Book Reference
Shades of Amber Swirling Brooch - Hearts and Rhinestones
Applejuice Bakelite Reverse Carved Flower Bar Pin
1941 Coro Goldtone Swirled Flower Pin with Pink Moonglow Cabochons - Design Patent
About Retro Jewels
Our Service PledgeI guarantee that items I sell will be as described. I promise to return your inquiries promptly, and provide you with a positive shopping experience.
About UsI have been an avid vintage jewelry collector and dealer since the late 1990's. My tastes run from 1930's elegance to contemporary showpieces, and everything in between! I offer, for your purchase, a hand-picked collection of vintage costume jewelry from the middle decades of the 20th century: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, as well as a few choice items from the 1970s and beyond. Each piece has been chosen and presented with love and care.
What you will see: fur clips, dress clips, necklaces, earrings, pins and brooches, bracelets. There I carry sterling retro pins and moonglow necklaces; thermoset whimsical pins and flashy rhinestone creations. You will also find jewelry from some of my favorite designers: Delizza and Elster, Trifari, Coro, Reinad, Joseff, Reja, Deja, Eisenberg, Hattie Carnegie, Miriam Haskell, Renoir, Matisse, Schreiner, Weiss - and much more. You will also see many fabulous unsigned pieces. My focus is on quality and design, not necessarily on signatures and attribution.
I am a member of Costume Jewelry Collectors International (CJCI) and Jewelcollect; I also was active in the Vintage, Fashion, and Costume Jewelry Club (VFCJ), until its founder's retirement a few years ago.
NEW SHIPPING AND PAYMENT INFORMATION
** NEW for U.S. customers!! **FREE shipping through December 31, 2013
** NEW! Check out with PayPal and choose "Bill Me Later" to pay for your purchases over time. I ship immediately, you get to enjoy your purchases sooner, and right now, there is no interest if paid in full within 6 months. [U.S. customers, only, subject to credit approval. See terms on the PayPal web page.]
** NEW! I now accept Square Cash payments - pay with your debit card, from your phone. No accounts to create, apps to download, friends to add, surcharges to pay, or bank account numbers to look up. Simply download the Square iPhone or Android app, or go to the Square web site, and send payment via email. To use: once you have checked out, ask me for my email address, and I will send it to you, to make payment.
** I also do layaway (U.S. customers only) for purchases over $90. Layaway term is 60 days - your first payment starts the 60 day term; you then make 2 more payments: one after 30 days, and the last one at the end of the 60 days. I will ship your merchandise after the third payment. My layaway terms are consistent with the consumer protection laws of the State of Maryland. Accordingly, I will send you the information required by Maryland, at the time of your layaway, including a layaway agreement.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
** Although I rarely use the "Offer" function, I will entertain reasonable offers on any item.
** I do not charge a restocking fee.
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