Less is More

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by Cathy

  Architect Mies Van der Rohe’s credo “Less is more” certainly applied to the “other” awards show  last week. Stars on the red carpet (this time it’s on a beach in Santa Monica) at the Independent Spirit Awards is certainly dialed down when it comes to jewels. Often the “less is more look” is always better… Read more »

Dating Vintage Jewelry By Clasp Fastenings

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One of the most common questions that I receive from customers is “how old is this piece of jewelry?” Sometimes the question is very easy to answer, especially if the jewelry is marked in any way. Certain markings were only used in specific time periods. However, if there are no markings on a piece, then… Read more »

Vintage Costume Jewelry – Who is BSK?

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by Ruby Lane Social

One of the more undervalued vintage jewelry designers is from BSK. There is very little information about the designer or design mark BSK, either online or in research books. The company was founded in New York in 1948 and was in business until the mid 1980s. (I’ve seen one reference book listing the 1970s, but most… Read more »