Exquisite Costume Jewelry from the 1940s to the 1990s
Vintage Napier “Mandarin Fantasies” Bertolli Faux Carved Jade Molded Glass ...
Vintage Art Deco Style Black Lucite Thermoset Necklace with Rhinestone Ball...
Vintage Henkel & Grosse Germany Mid-Century Modern Stylized Atomic ...
Vintage Vendome Lucite, Aurora Borealis & Faux Pearl Dangle Earrings Early ...
Vintage Coro Multi-Strand Cascade Chain Necklace with Bezel Set Rhinestones
Vintage Goldette Red Ruby Glass Rhinestone Paste & Faux Turquoise Beaded ...
Vintage West Germany Red & Black Molded Glass Beaded Necklace & Earrings ...
Vintage New Old Stock Western Germany Beaded Coil Bracelet with Original ...
Vintage Austrian Pink Art Glass & Black Rhinestone Floral Pin/Brooch Signed
Judith McCann Bold Pendant/Brooch Necklace with Peking Glass Beads & Glass ...
Vintage Vendome Filigree Link Cleopatra Style Bib Necklace
Vintage Carved Lucite Faux Cinnabar Beaded Necklace with Brass Floral ...
About Cosmo Collection
Our Service PledgeI 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 UsCosmo 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 the Pacific Northwest where the sea, mountains 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 inspiring and uplifting to you.
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.