Vintage 50s/60s Mexican Silver Abalone Shell Pinwheel Flower Demi Brooch & Earrings
About Cur.io Vintage
Our Service PledgeThe authenticity of items offered by Cur.io Vintage is guaranteed. I will make every effort to respond to orders within 24 hours, and to respond quickly to email inquiries.
About UsCur.io Vintage offers antique through vintage fashions and jewelry for men and women, with an emphasis on the high quality and the unique.
My items come with as much history as I can provide about them, from company/designer background to information from period ads to contextual anecdotes and trivia. That's because, in addition to my appreciation for the workmanship and beauty of vintage treasures, I'm fascinated with them as cultural artifacts and tend to enjoy researching them as much as I do unearthing them in the first place.
I've been channelling my passions as a collector into selling vintage goods for the past 17 years, online throughout and, for a recent six year period, in a Waltham, MA bricks and mortar shop (also named Cur.io Vintage) as well.
A proud member of the Vintage Fashion Guild, I want your experience shopping with me to be a top notch one, from tentative browse to smooth checkout to speedy receipt of your carefully packed selections. I pride myself on being a friendly, responsive, and ethical vendor, and look forward to sharing my love of vintage with you!
NOTE: For the condition rating quidelines I follow in describing Cur.io Vintage's items, please see the Vintage Fashion Guild chart below.
Pristine/Mint: As new, with absolutely no flaws or wear.
Excellent: Used, with no noticeable flaws.
Very Good: Used, with minor flaws; no repairs needed.
Good: Visible wear. Minor flaws and/or optional repairs needed.
Fair: Numerous flaws, repairs needed, fragile.
Poor: Extensive damage. For display or study only.
WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING...
"My second order from you and the Main Street print raincoat did
not disappoint! I love it! Your attention to detail - from the
comprehensive description to the immaculate packaging are so
appreciated. Just as your clothes bring one back to yesteryear so
does your obvious commitment to customer service. Thank you ... I
can't wait to wear it!"
"I received my Mollie Parnis dress today and it's beautiful. Its
classic lines and quality of yesteryear combine to make it a work
of fashion art. Your attention to detail - from the detailed
description, prompt shipping, meticulous packaging and thoughtful
handwritten note are the icing on the cake. You made my day and
the dress is fabulous!"
"I received your box of goodies yesterday! Just lovely!!! Thank you so much, and I know I will enjoy wearing both top and jacket for years to come."
"The lovely cardigan arrived safe and I LOVE IT!!! I am very PLEASED... Thanks for
packing it soooo well."
"I love the jacket and it fits perfectly!"
"I tried...on...the dress and it’s DIVINE!!! Thank you so much! I know I will use and enjoy this beautiful piece for many years to come! Truly a match made in Fashion Heaven!"
",,,the hat arrived safely and I LOVE it. It is such a happy hat - whoever made or wore that hat was in a good mood! It makes me smile everytime I look at it..."
"I got the swim cape yesterday. I LOVE IT. Wow. how fun. I love chenille too – reminds me of Grandma’s bathroom mats and also we had a chenille bedspread (I still have it). Thanks again!!"
"My beautiful ensemble has arrived and I am delighted beyond measure. The photographs did not do it justice. It is in marvellous condition, and truly beautiful.I cannot wait to wear it to a formal event."
"The hat has arrived, and its perfect!! Thank you!"
"Hi, Carrie....my lovely hat just arrived! It's wonderful and I love the little velvet fruits. I took a class in how to make leaves and flowers with a hat mold....it was so much fun and gives me a whole new appreciation of how they are made when I see them now..."
"Hello Carrie, finally the jacket has arrived, is so beautifull!!!! im very happy, thanks also for the great wrapping."
"I just got them, they are absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to show off."
"The wonderful parasol arrived in perfect shape. I love it!! I really appreciate your super packing and quick shipping! Thanks again - this is a wonderful treasure!"
"I have received the shoes today. Thank you very much for your excellent service. They are absolutely beautiful, and your description was perfect.
It's amazing how they kept their look and the exceptional quality after nearly 60 years..."
"Thank you so much for this wonderful piece. I could not be more
pleased! This was a gift for my sister for her birthday and I
know she will just love it! The care with which you wrapped this
lovely memento and the swift delivery were just outstanding.
Will definitely be visiting your shop again in the future."
"I just wanted to let you know that your dress arrived today. I had been feeling rather cranky and it was such a welcome delight to receive a package, and oh! what a package! Your wrapping and packing was done so beautifully and carefully. The dress is just lovely. It fits extremely well. I am so surprised you managed to find the dress, sash and scarf all together. I shall treasure it."
"I just got your cameo. It's absolutely amazing! I looked for it all over the world on Internet and found it here in Wayland. Thank you also for very good packaging."
"Just to let you know the bug arrived at my home this morning. She/he is just as expected and looks great with the other Reja sterling bug pin. Thank you for the care you took packing the brooch."
"This purse is beautiful and in such lovely
condition......I love it and I will so enjoy using it...."
"I received the dress and it is stunning. Thanks again for everything. You've been a real gem to "work" with."
"I got the tie, and it's great!"
"Thank you Carrie! This cloak is gorgeous and fits beautifully."
"It has already arrived, and is beautiful!"
"Today I finally got my beautiful purchases…. I have no words.. And the dress and jacket are just gorgeous!!!! In reality, they are even better than the photo. These are among of the most elegant things that I have met! Thanks for the neat and delicate packing."
"The shoes arrived n they are perfect!!!! Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!!!! Feeling like Cinderella :)"
"Hi Carrie, The set arrived yesterday. It is fantastic!--better than the picture."
"I love the hats! Good fit too! Let me know if you come across other millinery delights that you think would appeal to me :) Take care, and Thank You"
"Hi Carrie, I received the stickpin today and it's perfect."
"I just wanted you to know I got my clips today and I am thrilled. They
are so fine and beautiful. Thank you so much for selling them to me. I
hope I have some place wonderful eventually to wear them to! I really
"Received it and it's so beautiful! many many thanks and best
wishes from italy"
"Safe and sound arrival of the beauties! Thank you so very much."
"I just received the coat today and he's so beautiful ! Thank you
very much !"
"I got the shoes today. They are fabulous. I love them."
"I got the jackets on Friday and I LOVE them! My husband loves
"I LOVE the jacket and a perfect fit too! The color is lovely and that fur is so soft and a lovely contrast...Thank you so much and I look forward to purchasing from you again."
"The parcel arrived 2 days ago. Am I GLAD with your RAGS!
The garment looks great,good quality, well kept and well packed.
"I just wanted to let you know the necklace is fabulous. Thank you
"Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! I got the dress today and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! Fits me perfectly and it's just sooooo beautiful!!! I love it and feel great!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Have a great day!!"
"HI CARRIE THE SHOES ARE GREAT IT HAS BEEN A REAL PLEASURE TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOU THANKS AGAIN."
"I just received the ties I had ordered. They are in excellent condition and will be a pleasure to wear. I’m looking forward to doing business with you in the future."
"Hi Carrie, I can't remember if I told you this pin arrived and I
just love it. I have kept my eye out for a lily of the valley
motif that looked real and this is definitely it! thanks
"Just wanted you to know that I received the robe today & it's
"My little bag has arrived and I am absolutely delighted with it.
Thank you so much for your care and attention."
"Just a quick note to let you know I received the dress [last week : ) ]. I thought it was lovely on the website, but it's absolutely stunning in person. I am so thrilled! Can't wait to wear it to our period costume party later this year."
"Received the hat which was in immaculate condition. Never worn as far as I can tell. But I also know why probably. The size is minuscule. I have a very small head and it is too small on me. We are going to keep it however as it is truly a work of art. Thanks for the great service. I will be back, I'm sure."
"Awesome stole! Great communication. Added to fave sellers."
"Just letting you know the buckle arrived safely, Thanks it is
beautiful! hope to do business again."
"Carrie, everything arrived safely and is wonderful. I will enjoy
these pretty pieces. Thank you!"
"I received the coat-dress today. It's lovely and fits perfectly."
"The purse came today. It is quite splendiferous!! What a shame the maker/designer didn't put a tag or some mark, to let the public know about his/her talent, in it. Thank you, I will really enjoy it."
"It is a classic. I will take good care of it. You did a wonderful job of packing and your service was great."
"Hi Carrie, just to let you know I received the tie earlier this week. Thank you so much for packaging with such care. I am really pleased with the tie, can't wait to give it to my boyfriend on Christmas Day! Thanks again..."
"Your gorgeous "Rebecca at the Well" stickpin arrived safely today - I am just so pleased - thank goodness I could not get it out of my mind and eventually purchased it !!!!! It is
"I just wanted you to know that I love this stickpin! It came on Saturday, and is a lovely addition to my collection...not to mention it looks just like my puppy! Thank you!"
"The bracelet is beyond my expectation. I am thrilled! Thank you very much for your excellent communication and FAST shipping! You are a lovely seller with lovely items. I look forward to doing business with you again."
"Hi Carrie, just wanted to let you know that the compact arrived today and I just love it. Thank you so much for the quick delivery and superb packaging. I will definately shop with you again."
"I just received the dress this morning which is gorgeous and in perfect condition ï¾– I canï¾’t wait to wear it!"
"The tie clips are PERFECT! These are just what I've been looking for. My dilemma is now figuring out which one to wear! I greatly appreciate the speedy shipping and your e-mails. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!"
"I received my compacts today. The Elgin is an absolutely beautiful compact. The "Fish" is an amazing work of art. I can't decide which I like the best. Keep up the good work in choosing compact art to sell in your shop."
Thank you. I have just arrived back and received both the compact and the tie clip and I love them!"
"Hi Carrie, Received the tie this morning, what a beauty! and so lovingly packaged too. I am a musician in a 50's style jump jive band and I'm becoming obsessed with ties and shoes."
"Received the set. Love it. Thank you for the purchase. Will be looking at more things in the future!"
"Hi Carrie, I love my buddha bracelet...Thanks!"
"The earrings were happily given as a gift to my neighbor for her flag day birthday. They are splendid."
"The hat arrived this morning and it is really nice...the hat has found a good home now, here with me. Thank you for excellent shopping and service."
"Hello Carrie, I've received the delightful purse. I love it."
"Hello: I am writing to let you know I received all my lovely
things! The shoes fit great!! Thanks again."
"Carrie, that dear dear purse I brought from you is too dear to use. It is hanging in my foyer with my purse collection...soooo sweet..it is a color I have not seen before..Thank you for being such a fab seller."
"Dear Carrie: I received this bag last evening and MORE
DELIGHTED, I COULD NOT BE!!! You were right, the bag is
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!... Thanks, again, for a super positive buying experience."
"I rec'd the earrings today. they're beautiful!"
"Hi, The scale arrived safely yet, and in very good condition!
Thank you again,,,so satisfied with this item."
"Hi, Carrie, I received lovely items. They arrived safely. You wrapped them carefully. Thank you so much. The items are wonderful. I'm pleased with all of them. It was a nice shopping for me. I'll continue to check your shop.Thank you very much for everything you have done for me.Wishing you have a great day."
"Hi Carrie, just a quick note to let you know that I received my brooch and, thank you, its lovely"
"Carrie Honey, mark that baby SOLD!!! It's totally A-VOOM SENSATIONAL.So classy and elegant. Many thanks."
"I received my purchase and the blouse is beautiful! I want to say Thank You for the exceptional condition and quality of this product and the timely manner in which you sent me my order. I am so happy to have stumbled upon this website and I do plan to continue to shop on this website in the future."
"I received the blue sharkskin 50's dress and I want to tell you how pleased I am with it! I am also so pleased that it arrived so very quickly. I will look for you again on Ruby Lane."
"Just to let you know my earrings arrived. They are so pretty. They are going to make the necklace look so much more beautiful. Thanks."
"The scarf arrived safely, and it's just lovely! Thanks so much!"
"I received the jacket yesterday (it was really well packaged so thanks for that) and it really is beautiful - I just hope we get some proper cold weather this Winter in the UK so I have an excuse to wear it all the time!"
"A beautiful pair of cufflinks! Hope we make business again. Thanks from Austria."
"Just a quick note to let you know the ties arrived today. They are fantastic and make a great addition to my vintage tie collection. I couldn't believe how great they look with my suits. Thank you for such prompt service . I look forward to visiting your site on rubylane again."
"I have just received the jacket and it is wonderful, I can not wait to wear it."
"Hello, Just wanted to let you know my compact has arrived today and I'm delighted with it. It's even better in person!
Thank you also for the fast shipping and excellent service."
"Hi Carrie: Got my bracelet. It is lovely and I have been wearin' it ever since it arrived!!!!! Thanks for a prompt and professional transaction."
"Hi, I received the dress clip and it's wonderful.
"Yum, almost as good as turkey gravey! Thanks for the beautiful jewelry. It will all be worn and treasured."
"Carrie, I've been meaning to let you know how much I adore the Swirl dress. I've always loved them, and I've been looking for just the right one for a very long time! Now I've got it. Thanks so much!"
"Just a quick note to let you know that I received the tie with yesterday's mail and I am VERY happy with it! I was also impressed with the extraordinary care and attention to detail that you put into packaging and shipping the tie. You should give lessons to other vendors on how to do it right!"
"I just received this today. Thanks so much! It is
just lovely. I've been looking for one I could afford!"
"Hi Carrie, Just wanted to let you know I received the necklace today. WOW! What a lovely piece. I am so looking forward to wearing it on any and all occasions."
"Thank you for shipping the mink hat........ I just love it!"
"I received the brooch and it is gorgeous. Thanks!"
"Just wanted to let you know, that I received my package late last week and was blown away by the wonderful contents you sent me!!! Thank you so much! Carrie, you have a customer forever!"
"This Koret wallet is so gorgeous! Thank you and I'll check your listings again."
"I received my Weiss demi parure. It is beyond breathtaking!! It looks much better in person than even your pictures could show. Obviously, I am pleased!"
"Hi! I just wanted to thank you for my WONDERFUL bracelet - I love it! Thank you also for the lovely packaging/gift box - my bracelet arrived safe and sound! Thanks again!"
"I just wanted to let you know that the purses arrived today and they are fantastic! Thank you, so much! They are really in such excellent condition. I have found yet another favorite purse person! Thank you for the fast shipping and careful wrapping, also."
"I just wanted to say thanks for your prompt and excellence service. I received the purse today in perfect condition. It is exactly what I was looking for and I'll be wearing it to my son's wedding! "
"I just wanted to let you know that I received the brooch today. It is in such good condition! Thank you so much. I shall be wearing it quite often."
"It arrived yesterday, and it's great! Just the thing to go with
my blue topaz jewelry when I got to the Opera!"
"Hi carrie,just to let you know compact arrived safe and sound,thrilled with it.Thankyou,hope to visit again soon."
"I just wanted to let you know I received the purse. Perfect condition and I just love the colors!"
"Hello Carrie, It is such a gorgeous dress I am so pleased with it and thank you once again! "
"Got my Etra bag and LOVE it! Thanks again for awesome service!"
"I rec'd the shoes, they are wonderful, thank you!"
"Dear Carrie, just to let you know the compact arrived and it is great. Thanks so much and 'see' you soon."
"Just to let you know my beautiful cameo brooch arrived today safe and sound. Thank you."
"My order from your shop arrived today in excellent condition. I was delighted to find these spoons in your shop because I already had two of them in my collection. Iï¾’ve been looking for more in this pattern since finding the first two but because they werenï¾’t marked I wasnï¾’t having much luck. Thanks to your detailed description; I know the pattern name and patent date..."
"I received the Marino set and it is quite lovely. I love the color!"
"I received the beret today! Thank you! I think its beautiful!"
"Hi Carrie, I wanted to let you know that the grapes brooch arrived safe and sound. It's all that I hoped it would be and more. Many thanks for offering this beauty."
"[The compact] is really nice and hard to find. I am very happy with my purchase. Thanks!"
"The purse arrived on Friday. Just as pictured. I think I will enjoy it when I wear it on very special occasions."
"I wanted to let you know that the Lightning check punch arrived in perfect condition. I would like to thank you for the superb service and packing."
"I've just received the Wallet- Baronet- thank you so much, is beautiful and I will enjoy it. I'll be looking you up soon!"
"The muff arrived safe and soundly today. Just love it. The dog hates it so have to keep it up high but I think it is fabulous. Thank you so much for allowing my purchase through your beautiful Website."
"I wanted to let you know that the box arrived safely and my husband was delighted with the cuff links... the little purse is a gift for my niece at christmas so i am sure she will love it..."
"I just wanted to let you know that the tie arrived safely today. It is fantastic, I love it! I don't usually buy things from websites these days as I have been disappointed by the quality of goods so many times, but the tie is amazing.
It's for my husband's birthday on Dec 30th so good timing!"
"Hi, the hat arrived today, i am so impressed with both it and the super service, I hope to become a great customer of yours..."
"Hi there, I would just like to say thank you very much for the lovely handbag. I received it this morning. I hope to shop with you again soon."
"Received it yesterday in perfect condition. Thank you very much, it is a great addition to my collection. Will definitely be doing some more shopping with you."
"I just wanted to let you know, I received the shoes yesterday and they are beautiful."
"Each item is delightful and the gloves and hanky were a wonderful surprise. I will definately visit your shop in the future."
"Hi Carrie, just received my box....everything is wonderful!
thanks for matching earrings, everything goes together so well! Will make it much easier to dress up."
"Awesome bag! Perfect.... Thank you!"
"Hi, I recvd the brooch, thanks very much. You described it
perfectly-it looks just like I'd hoped."
"HI, Carrie, Just wanted to tell you the pink shell necklace is
"Carrie, love the wallet! thank you..."
"Hi, Carrie, Thanks; fab coat, I love it and it's a perfect fit. My hubby thinks I'm nuts but im on a bit of a 70s thing right now and the coat is perfect. Thanks..."
"Just a quick note to let you know I received the tie clasp today and all I can say is it is fabulous!!! Great item! Thank you again!!"
"Hello Carrie, I received the bracelet today and it's just lovely. So very pretty! Many thanks for another wonderful transaction and I'll see you again sometime soon!"
"Carrie, I got everything! It was a wonderful surprise. Much more than I expected! Thanks so much for your kindness and concern. You will go far in the world of customer service!"
"I did receive the tie-clasp today and it is absolutely gorgeous. I'm sure that my father will love it."
"The bag is here - and I love it!! Many Thanks."
"Hi Carrie, The purse arrived several days ago and it is fabulous!"
"Carrie, Thank you, this is a dress worth going the extra mile for. It fits me like a glove. The fabric is so thick, it makes the dress fall in a way which is unreal. The little jacket, is an absolute piece of heaven. It fits perfect too. (By the way you did an amazing job of packing)."
"Hi Carrie. I am thrilled with the bag thanks!! & thankyou for the excellent service too. Hope to buy from you again in the future. Best wishes."
"Hi, Carrie- Wow. The pin (I keep thinking Iï¾’m too young to call these things ï¾“broochesï¾” :) arrived today and it is so beautiful! Iï¾’m a Bakelite/celluloid/lucite junkie, and I do believe this is going to be a favorite. Thanks so much for offering it and for sending it so quickly."
"Just thought I would let you know that I love my bracelet. I
wore it to a tiki bash last night and recieved so many
compliments on it."
"The bracelet arrived yesterday and it is absolutely beautiful! ... My sister will absolutely love it and if she doesn't, I'll keep it!"
"Dear Carrie the beautiful cloissone bracelet arrived today safe & sound - it is magnificent! - I love it! - many many