Cosmo Collection

Penny Price, Mount Pleasant, SC

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Member since 2012

Exquisite Costume Jewelry from the 1940s to the 1990s

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About Cosmo Collection

Our Service Pledge
I try to ship all orders within 1 business day after receipt of payment except on weekends and holidays. All items are guaranteed to be authentic and true to the description I provide. Vintage items have had a life and nearly always have an imperfection or two. I do my best to point those out so you know exactly what you're getting. My commitment to excellence is grounded in your total satisfaction.
About Us
Cosmo Collection is a celebration of the costume jewelry from yesterday that I find especially beautiful and interesting. Color, design, texture and workmanship have always inspired me artistically and spiritually. Owning or simply appreciating an intriguing vintage piece is deeply satisfying to me; sharing my appreciation with someone who is equally touched by its beauty is even more satisfying than possessing it myself.

My site is a place to relish the riches of imagination and creativity expressed by designers across the decades from the 1940s to the 1990s. It is a place to enjoy yourself and forget your troubles, a place to be swept away to another decade, another life, another plane of self-expression and exuberance. It's a place to reconnect with your inner self, or to re-imagine an alternate self. Dreaming is encouraged here; I believe dreams are essential to live a full and joyful life.

As for me, I was born an out-of-place jewelry aficionado in a small mountain town. Although I grew up with very little bling in my early life, I do remember every single piece of jewelry I was fortunate enough to get. As I achieved success in a corporate setting, I was able to build a collection of fine jewelry, as well as an impressive assortment of costume jewelry. I discovered that I was actually more attached to the lavish costume pieces because they had more character, more intrigue, and more life. I became especially smitten with Kenneth Jay Lane and the gorgeous, inventive, and sometimes, outrageous pieces he created. In 1993 I called QVC to place an order for his enamel frog bracelet (still fabulous!) and was asked to speak with him on air. I was thrilled! It was a short conversation, but it sealed my fascination with him and his jewelry. In the intervening years, I have become a serious student of all vintage costume jewelry, although you'll still see many KJL pieces in my collection. Once infatuated, twice devoted.

Now that I’m retired from an active corporate life, I finally have time to devote to the things that I find fun, like sourcing new treasures to present in my store. Several years ago I also began making my own jewelry, following the inspiration of nature to guide my designs and the technical expertise I gained from collecting to guide my construction. I am indeed lucky to live in coastal South Carolina where the sea, sand, marsh and abundant natural beauty inspire me daily. As a result, you'll frequently see sea-related pieces on my pages.

Cosmo Collection was created as a specialty venue to showcase vintage costume jewelry and my handcrafted pieces when I am so inspired. I believe the ultimate joy of collecting and designing is in the sharing. I hope you enjoy my selections and that my collection is as inspiring and uplifting to you as it is to me.

Comments from a few of my customers…

Grazie ho ricevuto il bracciale è bellissimo! (Thanks I received the bracelet, it is beautiful!)

Your Ciner necklace reached me this morning and I was so
delighted because it is really a beautiful and substantial piece
and it lays beautifully on my neck. Needless to say that the packaging was impeccable,resembling more a gift than a simple purchase.
Really a nice and refined service, Penny.

Hi Penny, received my beautiful brooch and
earrings. I love them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. thank you so much for
working with me.

BEAUTIFUL Bracelet at a GREAT price! Thank you!! Fast Shipping!!!Awesome!

Thank you so much! I LOVE my necklace. I am just
thrilled with it. Thank you so much for the beautiful packaging.
I felt like it was my birthday or something.
Penny Price
1551 Ben Sawyer Blvd., House 21
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-5509
Tel: (843) 654-9717
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