Tag: Costume Jewelry

Elle magazine archive: My Vintage 80s Jewelry Inspiration

1987 Elle magazine image.  I had a little horde of 80s- early 90s Elle magazines that I kept due to the fantastic accessories shots.  This blast from the past continues to grow as I search for the rest and add to the collection.  The colors and chunky images continue to inspire! THE BANGLES: Elle, Jan…

The Costume Jewelry Collection of Barbara Berger: Taking on the World of Fashion Jewelry

Trifari, 40s Fruit Salad Bracelet.PHOTO CREDIT: © Pablo Esteva What attracts us wearers and collectors of jewelry to costume pieces? Many important costume jewelry collections are owned by those who can certainly afford the real thing, Barbara herself was the daughter of a diamond merchant/jeweler.   One is free to re-imagine themselves when they wear it. That…

The History of the Napier Company and its Jewelry: An interview with Melinda L. Lewis

1920s Napier Gold Plated Necklace Napier fashion jewelry has graced the arms, necks, fingers, and ears of many starlets and fashionable women. It has also been a name in the dressing room of the everyday gal for over 130 years. If you haven’t read or heard of The Napier Co. Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry, then…