Simply Decorous

Norman and Lynda Wrigley, Bournemouth, UK   

Silver Rating Silver
Member since 2013

Art Deco and decorative Arts; Art Deco and Vintage Costume Jewelry


About Simply Decorous

Our Service Pledge
When purchasing vintage items there are often small markings and surface abrasions consistent with the age and use of the piece. We do our utmost to ensure that each vintage piece is in a good pre-loved condition. If there is distinctive wear on any item it will be outlined clearly in the description, and, or photographs. To the best of our knowledge all items are authentic. We expect payment for items purchased to be made within three days, unless agreement has been reached to vary from this. We aim to fulfill all orders within 3 working days from receipt of payment.

We have adopted for main Condition Statements as follows:

We endeavour not to sell any item that is in poor condition or with components missing.

Good Vintage Condition: The item is complete but there are signs of wear consistent with age. There may be signs of patination or verdigris and some stones may show signs of discolouration. Some finishes, such as enamelling, vermeil (gold) plating, silver or rhodium plating, may show signs of wear or loss. Faux pearl finishes may have loss to lustre o colour.

Very Good Vintage Condition: The item is complete with minimal signs of wear consistent with age. Minimal signs of patination or verdigris and stones show good colour and clarity. Finishes, such as enamelling, vermeil (gold) plating, silver or rhodium plating, have minimal wear or loss. Faux pearl finishes have good lustre and colour.

Excellent Vintage Condition: The item is complete with no evident signs of wear or loss. Patination enhances the condition of the item and there is no evident verdigris. Stones are clear and of good colour. Finishes, such as enamelling, vermeil (gold) plating, silver or rhodium plating, are in good order with no wear or loss. Faux pearl finishes are of excellent colour lustre.

Near Mint Condition: The item is as new with no evidence of age related wear to finishes and components. Seldom or never worn.
About Us
We have been collecting, buying and selling antiques for over 30 years and recently have begun to specialise in our real love – Decorative Arts from the 20th. Century and the Art Deco period. We also specialise in Vintage Designer and Costume Jewellery from the early and mid 20th. Century, through to retro 1980 pieces.

If you love interesting and unusual items, you’ve come to the right place. We aim to keep a varied range of decorative pieces and only source what we love and would be pleased to keep in our own collection. We exhibit at specialised Art Deco fairs here in the UK and through our own Website.

Our Costume Jewellery range reflects many foremost costume jewellery designers of the 20th. century. An absolutely amazing collection with some rare and truly spectacular pieces.