Promoting your Ruby Lane Shop with Polyvore

If you’ve not yet visited Polyvore, you are in for a treat! It’s kind of like Pinterest, and kind of like Fab . . . it’s a shopping site, but one where you take the items offered for sale and assemble them into unique “sets” of outfits, accessories, or home décor.

Shop Owner Video: Collecting Vintage Flower Pins


Cindy Brown of Cinsababe's on Ruby Lane

Homemade Costume Jewelry

Long before I began collecting and selling vintage costume jewelry, I was a crafter. Like many artisans, my ingenuity was born out of necessity. I found Christmas approaching with very little money left in the family budget. It was 1978 and initial jewelry was all the rage. I solved my dilemma by cross stitching monogrammed brooches for our mothers, sisters, BFFs and aunts.

Fall Fashion Trends

The season of autumn is upon us! The cooler weather and shorter days bring about a slower pace and more inside activities! The crisp temperatures also have us reaching for cozy sweaters, corduroys, boots and scarves! It's time for fall comforts… soups and stews, warming fires, comfy clothing.

Get Your Shop Holiday Ready

Time to get your shop holiday ready! What does this mean for myself and what are my suggestions to my fellow Ruby Lane dealers? There are a few simple things that can help freshen up your shop for your repeat buyers and new browsers alike.

How Were Stickpins Used In Vintage Jewelry ?

Anyone who is interested in, or collects vintage jewelry, knows all about pins and brooches. But one less commonly talked about pin is a stick pin.

Stick pins are pins similar to small dressmaker pins, except that they are longer and often have quite ornamental tops to them. Scarf and Stick Pins have been popular for well over 200 years, dating back to the 18th century, where they were worn by gentlemen of the establishment.

Identifying Georgian and Victorian Jewelry Reproductions: Part 2

My Visit to the Gem and Bead Show

Identifying Georgian and Victorian Jewelry Reproductions: Part 1

The time honored method of learning how to identify antique jewelry is by handling a lot of it, learning from knowledgeable experts, and by studying it in books and museums. But especially with older pieces like Georgian and early Victorian, how do you learn to distinguish the real stuff from fakes - also known as “reproductions” - when you don’t have a mentor and/or are in a market where genuine pieces may not be readily available to study?

The History of Carnelians

Since the Bronze Age in world history, people have appreciated the beauty of the semi-precious gemstone, Carnelian. A form of chalcedony, carnelians get their color from iron oxide. The translucent colors range from pale orange to rich, reddish brown.

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