Vintage Jewelry

Tassels

Apparently, tassels have a long and storied history.  Stout Brothers, a 90-year-old company that makes tassels and other trimmings for the home, has a fascinating history of tassels on its site, illustrating a necklace incorporating tassels reportedly made during the 18th Dynasty and found in Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of Kings in Egypt. My, tassels…

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Stanley Hagler N.Y.C. in Santa Barbara, CA

{Stanley Hagler N.Y.C. vintage petal necklace and earrings}   As it turned out, I had a lovely Black Friday.  My family was visiting for the holiday and we were in agreement that the mall was not where we wanted to spend the day.  So we made the hour drive north to Santa Barbara to enjoy…

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VERDURA: Yesterday and oh yes, Today!

If you’re at all a fan of jewelry, you’re certainly familiar with Verdura jewelry.  The super-brief version of the story is this: Duke Fulco di Verdura, a Sicilian aristocrat and lover of design and art in all forms, rose to great prominence in the mid-1920s when he began designing costume jewelry for fashion legend Coco…

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