Vintage and Antique Jewelry and Accessories Selected with an Architect's Eye
About Lisa Kramer Vintage
Our Service PledgeI guarantee the authenticity of all items in my shop and want my customers to love their purchases as much as I love them. All items have an unconditional return policy and I offer a layaway plan. Check out the "Terms of Sale" for details.
About UsLisa Kramer Vintage offers vintage and antique jewelry selected with an eye towards design and history. Some of my loves are antique paste jewelry from the Georgian through Art Deco eras; Victorian jewelry, especially the surprisingly bold modern-looking designs that were sometimes produced during that era; romantic Edwardian and Art Nouveau jewelry; glamorous Art Deco jewelry; Mexican jewelry; and Modernist jewelry. I try to provide pieces at many different price points because good design isn't limited to expensive items.
My background as an architect helps me identify the age of jewelry: styles, motifs, and historical revivals were used in both buildings and the decorative arts, including jewelry. I love to study how a piece has been constructed; this, combined with its style, helps me determine its age along with extensive research.
Since the late 90's I have been selling antique and vintage jewelry at shows throughout the San Francisco Bay Area: the Art Deco Show, the Hillsborough Antique Show, the Vintage Clothing Expo and several others. However, I've been collecting vintage jewelry and clothing for decades, since I was teenager combing vintage clothing stores and flea markets in New York City (where I grew up).
I love helping customers find the perfect piece of jewelry to add to their collection, to wear with an outfit, or give as a gift. If you are looking for something in particular, and don't see it in my Ruby Lane shop, please feel free to contact me as I have hundreds of additional pieces, and am constantly acquiring new ones. I'll also gladly keep an eye out for you and let you know when I have something that might interest you.
I have a blog, also named Lisa Kramer Vintage, which I use as a forum for writing about jewelry history, travel (with a focus on antiquing), design, and other subjects that interest me. A link to it can be found on my "Our Favorite Links" page.
I am a member of the Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts (ASJRA), Costume Jewelry Collectors International, the Art Deco Society of California, the Women's Jewelry Association, and the Art Jewelry Forum. I have also completed the Accredited Jewelry Professional program of the Gemological Institute of America.