Retro Jewels

Deborah Kosnett, Washington DC

Member since 2013

Outstanding 20th Century Vintage Jewelry and Accessories


About Retro Jewels

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About Us
Welcome to my delightful collection of wonderful and whimsical costume jewelry and accessories! As you will see when you browse my sale pages, I am especially fond of figural jewelry, and offer them for sale whenever I can.

I have been an avid vintage jewelry collector and dealer since the late 1990's. A few of you may remember me from Rhinestone Rainbow, my former online shop, which I ran some years ago. Having expanded way beyond rhinestones, I decided a more inclusive shop name was in order.

My tastes in vintage costume jewelry run from 1930's elegance to contemporary showpieces, and everything in between. I offer, for your purchase, a hand-picked collection of vintage costume jewelry - carrying names like Trifari, Coro, Miriam Haskell, Boucher, Mazer, etc. - from the middle decades of the 20th century. I love jewelry from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, and I have been known to offer a few choice items from the 1970s and beyond. Each piece has been chosen and presented with love and care.

I also feature select vintage accessories, for your buying pleasure. Whatever strikes my fancy . . . so be on the lookout for evening purses, gloves, hats, compacts. I love rescuing beloved old things and finding new homes for them.

When you buy from Retro Jewels, you will receive the utmost care and attention. I will package your vintage items beautifully and securely - especially if they are being sent overseas. You'll receive gift packaging and a note . . . and I will remember you when you come back and shop with me again.


I am a member of Costume Jewelry Collectors International (CJCI), and was a member in the former Vintage, Fashion, and Costume Jewelry Club (VFCJ). I participate in two jewelry groups: Jewelcollect (Google) and Jewelry Ring (Yahoo). I am also active on various Facebook vintage jewelry groups, including the CJCI Facebook page.



** Fixed shipping for US customers - Priority ($5.00) (I regret that I cannot offer First Class, as the USPS web site does not offer it.) **

** Fixed shipping for international customers - USPS First Class International Service ($12.00) **

**For orders over $200, shipping is free!**

** NEW! Retro Jewels now accepts direct credit card payments! To use, please choose the "Online Credit Card Payments" option at checkout. Visa / MasterCard / American Express / Discover, no charge minimum!

** Retro Jewels does layaway for purchases over $90. Layaway term is 60 days - your first payment starts the 60 day term; you then make 2 more payments: one after 30 days, and the last one at the end of the 60 days. I will ship your merchandise after the third payment. My layaway terms are consistent with the consumer protection laws of the State of Maryland. Accordingly, I will send you the information required by Maryland, at the time of your layaway, including a layaway agreement.



** I ship -mostly- worldwide. I reserve the right to not sell to India or Nigeria, and other regions known for Internet scamming, if the order seems suspicious.

**At the present time, I ship directly to Russia ONLY via Registered Mail, which entails an additional fee, based upon the declared value of the shipment. If you are a customer from Russia, I will email you to discuss shipping and registered mail charges, before we complete the transaction. Generally speaking, the charge to ship USPS International First Class / Registered Mail is $26.

** I will entertain reasonable offers on any item, even if the "offer" function is not present. Please note that I am unlikely to give a further discount on items that have already been substantially reduced.

** I do not charge a restocking fee.

** I invite you to subscribe to my shop (just click the "Subscribe" button at right), and visit often. I add new beauties pretty much every day. And if there is something you are looking for, please send me a note to let me know, so I can be on the lookout for you.

** Please "Like" me on Facebook! you can find me if you search Retro Jewels. I'll be posting not only important updates to this page, but snippets of information on vintage jewelry and collecting.