I sell an eclectic mix of vintage jewellery, vintage costume jewellery, vintage bags, compacts and accessories at Vintage Modes, Grays Antiques in central London, U.K. I particularly like Art Deco. See my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com
This is a great 1940's bracelet in gilded brass. It is quite heavy and would have been made to immitate the 'real thing'! It is very well made and moves nicely. The links are double - they go round the rivets on the front and back. I am so lucky to get such a wonderful example. I have lots of bracelets in my shop at Grays Antiques - in central London - but not often do I get one like this. Ref: 2318 B91/56. Price £128. this is my web site
Here's an Art Deco celluloid bangle with dark blue stones going all the way round. These were worn several at a time (sometime quite a lot being worn together!). This one is in very good condition and all the original stones are there. I usually have a selection of Deco celluloid bangles - including some snake ones - in my shop at Grays Antiques in central London. Ref: 2317 B100/9 Price £75. www.gillianhorsup.com - and on Facebook - Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery.
A vintage gilt dagger brooch - marked 'sterling'. It is made in two parts - joined by two chains - so can either be worn as one complete brooch - or in two parts on, say, a cardigan, with the chains in between. The gilding is in good condition - as is the brooch as a whole. It would have been made - probably in the States - in the late 1940's or 1950's. The glass stones imitate sapphires, rubies, turquoise and diamonds. It is approximately 4 inches long. Ref: 2316 B88/28 Price £135. www.gillianhorsup.com - and on Facebook - Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery.
An Art Deco - red and silver glass dress clip. It is wavy and the edges are painted with silver. It is just so Art Deco and has survived intact for about 70 years! I always have a selection of dress clips in my shop at Grays Antiques in central London. This one would look lovely hanging over a thin silver chain. Ref: 2313 B92/27 Price £40. www.gillianhorsup.com and on Facebook - Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery. Do click 'like'.
Until the book was published on Charles Horner it was not widely known that he produced costume jewellery, buttons etc. in casein plastic after diversifying in the 1920's. (Charles Horner of Halifax - Tom J Lawson - GML Publishing.) This brooch is in yellow casein and chrome with red glass stone eyes. See full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - I always buy this brooch if I can find it - but I do not remember ever having a yellow one before.
Here's a Scottish silver cloak pin made by Robert Allison in 1962. It is fully hallmarked with an Edinburgh mark. Great for Burns night! Robert Allison made from 1957-1965 and sold under the name Robert Allison & Son. Full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2309. Price £88. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Rebelmouse and Google +
Here's a pair of vintage faux pearl clip earrings. They are quite large and are marked DMJ - but I do not know who that is. In my shop at Vintage Modes - in Grays Antiques (central London) I always stock vintage, gilt and faux pearl jewellery. Do pay a visit if you can - or take a look at my website - www.gillianhorsup.com - the earrings are £40 and the reference is 2308 B79/34.
This would make a great gift for Valentine's Day! It is a 1940-1950's mauve glass pendant necklace and earrings set. The metal is brass coloured and may have been gilded. The chain is long - but could be shortened. The metal work is detailed and rather lovely! Full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £120 reference 2305 B86/52. Grays Antiques is a good place to visit to look for a Valentine's gift - open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
A long row of vintage, apricot coloured, glas beads - each beads the same size (approx 2/5ths inch. The necklace measures an amazing 6 foot + in length! The colour is wonderful. Good for an Art Deco evening out! I have reknotted the necklace and added a new clasp as it was about to fall apart. I stock lots of glass beads in my shop at Vintage Modes in Grays Antiques in central London. Ref: 2303 price £120. www.gillianhorsup.com
I always love the quality of the Monet vintage gilt jewellery pieces. Gilt hooped earrings are always popular in my shop - both with the customers and with the stylists who borrow for the magazines. I find it hard to get good quality examples - so was very pleased to get these. They hang well - and the clip is quite different. It does not have a spring - you just place the clip where you want it and it stays! Will be taking these into the shop and will be on the lookout for other good examples! Price £55 Reference 2300 B98/36. Website - www.gillianhorsup - where you will find full details of my shop, pictures and location.
I sell vintage jewellery, vintage costume jewellery, vintage bags, vintage compacts and accessories and Art Deco jewellery and accessories at my shop at Vintage Modes, Grays Antiques, London, U.K. and on my web site www.gillianhorsup.com - I have an extensive collection of brooches, necklaces, bracelets, earrings including lots of white paste jewellery for weddings and evenings out! I specialise in Art Deco jewellery. My jewellery is featured in lots of magazines. See me on Facebook - Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery and on