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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Think Pink!

Katherine Ainsworth

For this week’s challenge, I didn’t go vintage.  I went with a piece that I collected on one of my buying trips to Istanbul (back when I had my jewelry business, gitane NYC).  I love this necklace because it pairs a jewelry staple – pearls – with something more daring, namely a gold metal pendant…

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My little Kalinger girl

Kalinger is one of my favorite vintage jewelry brands.  I recently discovered that it’s also a summer fruit drink in India.  Who knew?  Anyway, I’ve managed to collect a necklace and I believe 3 or 4 pairs of 1980s Kalinger earrings.  I say 3 or 4 because I’m still unpacking my jewelry from last year’s…

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