An Ocean of Vintage Jewels ~ Rare and Designer-signed
About Under the Sea
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We respond to all questions & orders within 24 hours, unless there is a special note on our shop page (vacation, family emergency, etc.). We guarantee the authenticity of all our items.
SEA JEWELS COLLECTOR & SHOP MANAGER
Gay Sherman Weintz runs the shop and shares her collection of carefully selected vintage jewelry. Magazine advertisement and patented pieces are a specialty, as well as Christmas tree pins and 1960's jewelry. Other favorites are chandelier earrings, cocktail rings and stunning brooches.
Gay's secret passion is Christmas tree pins! Ahh, Eisenberg, Weiss, Hollycraft, DeNicola, Dominique, Lea Stein, Swoboda, Corocraft, JJ, Laguna!
To quote a November 28, 2012 article (Shore Publishing, by Rita Christopher) about her:
Gay herself first became fascinated by costume jewelry as a child by looking at pieces her mother had. She traces her fascination with Christmas tree pins to a gift of just such a pin that she gave her next-door neighbor, Reverend Timothy Haut of the Deep River Congregational Church, when she was in 4th grade. Haut wore the pin on his lapel at the church's Christmas pageant.
"Seeing him in the spotlight with the Christmas tree pin, I was just incredibly touched," she recalls.
Gay's other passion is vintage 1960's jewelry, and she is an avid follower of AMC TV's Mad Men show. Her Pinterest page (Vintagevamp1) board is devoted to revealing all the designers of every piece worn by the female characters (from Seasons 1-5, thus far). She recently started working with Janie Bryant and has provided jewelry for the upcoming sixth season of Mad Men!
Additionally, one of Gay's 1970s Trifari pendant necklaces will be around Jennifer Anniston's neck in her upcoming 2014 release movie based on the Elmore Leonard novel, "The Switch", also starring Tim Robbins.
Gay is well educated in the various costume designers of the 1920's to the 1970's. Her favorite designers are Schiaparelli, Vendome, Weiss, Sphinx (England), Trifari (Alfred Philippe), Accessocraft, ART signed bracelets, Boucher, Hattie Carnegie, Castlecliff, Alice Caviness, Eisenberg Original, Har, and Napier (charm bracelets!), as well as glass, crystal and sterling silver from the Art Deco period, unusual and rare sterling silver charms for charm bracelets.
Gay will be listing pieces from her personal vintage jewelry collection of designer Christmas tree pins (as well as unsigned beauties featured in Kathy Flood's Christmas tree pin book, Volume 1), throughout this year of 2013 and 2014. If you are looking for a particular tree or line of designer trees, please send me a message - click on "Email shop owner". I might have just what you're looking for!
Also, My Facebook page gives you the heads up on coming attractions, too...search for "Under the Sea" on Facebook.
Also, check out my tree pins on my Pinterest page: vintagevamp1