Friday, November 7, 2008

Vintage Jewelry with Rhinestone Rosie

Rosie Sayyah, a.k.a. Rhinestone Rosie and the owner of the Queen Anne vintage jewelry boutique of the same name, is a longtime Goodwill supporter and our go-to person for questions regarding the Glitter Sale's vintage jewelry. Rosie recently sorted through boxes of jewelry and picked some of her favorite pieces to share with you here.

This bracelet is a good example of Art Deco era styling from the 1920s or '30s. It has clean lines, diamond-like stones and a white metal setting. Art deco jewelry is becoming very popular again.

This chunky necklace is attributed to the very collectible Juliana brand because of its large gems, special effect stones and strong shapes. Juliana pieces were produced by the costume jewelry firm DeLizza and Elster from the late 1940's to the '80s. Pieces from the Juliana line are highly collectible, but because they were never signed, identifying a true Juliana piece is an art.

This is an excellent example of an Aurora Borealis crystal bead necklace from the 1950s or '60s.

This is a sweet '60s-era pin, and it would look great on a suit.

From the 1970s or '80s comes this faux gold link bracelet by Christian Dior. Chunky bracelets are also very popular this season.

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