Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Georgian shoe buckles in their original case

When I saw these photos over at Parbold Antiques I heaved a greeeeatttt sign. These shoe buckles were a gift from King George III of England to the Dr. Layard, Dean of Bristol in 1803, who apparently died only three weeks after receiving the gift. The buckles remained in the Layard family until 2009 and were later offered for sale by the Parbold house. Fun fact: Shoe buckles were all the rage during the reign of King George III and he apparently had his own buckle maker starting in the 1780s. This pair is done in silver and diamonds and still retains the original case.

Images courtesy of Parbold Antiques

Thursday, July 31, 2014


The shop is 20% off July 31st-August 4th.
This will be the last sale for a while so nab yourself something pretty while the gettin' is good.
You deserve it!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Victorian lockets, Art Deco necklaces

There are some very pretty, very wearable things new in the shop this week. The lockets are unusual in that they all  have their original interior fittings - they are ready for your photo! The molded glass set is bright and cheerful, set in sterling with updated (pierced!) findings on the earrings. And the necklaces are a group of beauties from the late 1920s-1930s. My favorite is the one on the left, which is a glass and metal drop necklace from Germany. The black circle links on the chain are glass, not celluloid! More rings coming next week, including a call for interest in some custom seal rings that I am having worked up by my jeweler.

Monday, June 30, 2014

New necklaces

I popped a few new necklaces in the shop this weekend and I'm hoping to get another dozen stocked in the next week or so. I'm filling up the Jean Jean Vintage necklace drawer!