Costume Jewelry

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Listed on this page are our antique and vintage costume jewelry pieces for sale. Both today and in the past, gold and silver jewelry was expensive, and beyond the means of many. However, many companies produced affordable silver and gold plated or toned pieces made of base metals and rhinestones or semi-precious stones, or made pieces of molded or carved glass, Bakelite, or shell that are of stunning beauty and excellent workmanship, and are in great demand today. The greatest demand are for eye-catching dramatic pieces, and for items made by some of the great costume jewelry companies including Trifari (1910-1994), Miriam Haskell (1926-1960 classic period), Coro (1900-1979), Schiaparelli (1931-1973), Weiss (1942-1971), Monet (1937-present), and Eisenberg (1935-present), and Napier (1875-1999).

The age of a necklace can be in part dated by the type of clasp. Lobster clasps and magnetic clasps are modern. Barrel screw type clasps are seem most common during the 1970s and 1980s, but were introduced much earlier (Victorian “barrel and pin” clasps. Hook or shepherd crook clasps were most common in the 1960s and 1970s. Box clasps, which date to the 1800s, and most common to the 1950s. These may be a circular or rectangular box, often ornamented with jewels, into which is inserted have either a V-shaped pin or hook (“hook and box”)or v shaped band of spring medal, that locks the clasp together (tongue and groove catch). Spring rings are typical from the 1960s to 1980s.

Pave Rhinestone Maple Leaf ORA pin, Ralph Singer Jewelry

Pave Rhinestone Maple Leaf ORA pin, Ralph Singer Jewelry

This Pave Rhinestone Maple Leaf is signed ORA and was made by the Ralph Singer Jewelry company. It measures a bit over 2 /14" inches (6 cm) and...
$12.99
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Showy Vintage Blue Tiered AB Rhinestone Pin Plume pos. Weiss

Showy Vintage Blue Tiered AB Rhinestone Pin Plume pos. Weiss

This is a great looking vintage rhinestone pin or brooch in the shape of a leaf or feather plume. It features two tiers of blue rhinestone, and some...
$32.99
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Vintage Blue and White Rhinestone Flower Pin Brooch

Vintage Blue and White Rhinestone Flower Pin Brooch

This is a vintage rhinestone pin featuring blue and white rhinestones in a gold wash setting. There is a dangling chain that is welded to the stem at...
$8.99
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Vintage Nolan Miller Faux Pearl and Rhinestone Necklace, 32 inch

Vintage Nolan Miller Faux Pearl and Rhinestone Necklace, 32 inch

This faux pearl and rhinestone necklace was made by Nolan Miller. It is 32 inches long and has little evidence of wear, and is in good condition with...
$16.29
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Vintage Orchid Brooch with Rhinestone, Enameled, and Encrusted

Vintage Orchid Brooch with Rhinestone, Enameled, and Encrusted

This is a beautiful vintage orchid pin or brooch, probably dating to the 1950s or earlier. It is signed, but the name is not discernible. It feature...
$18.99
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Vintage Rhinestone Brooch Pin, Amethyst and Diamonds Unmarked

Vintage Rhinestone Brooch Pin, Amethyst and Diamonds Unmarked

This is a fine looking rhinestone brooch with a swirl of what looks like amethyst and diamonds. It is just over 2 inches across and 1 1/4 inches tall...
$23.99
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Vintage Ruby and Aurura Borealis Rhinestone Pin Brooch 1960s

Vintage Ruby and Aurura Borealis Rhinestone Pin Brooch 1960s

This is a pleasing plume-like brooch with an outer tier of ruby like rhinestones, and an inner strand of clear Aurora Borealis rhinestones. It is...
$24.99
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