Thursday 31 January 2013

Next part of Ciro Pearls 1950s catalogue (second post)

The company Ciro Pearls produced some fabulous vintage jewellery here in the UK. Distributed world wide and famous for their pearl necklaces and vintage brooches. They produced a series of catalogues showing some great pieces. This is part two in our blog series and is from a 1953 catalogue that shows the reproduction crown jewels that they made for the coronation.

This page shows the Orb of England, The Consort Orb, St George's spurs and the bracelets of Sincerity. All gold coloured jewels with precious stones reproduced in coloured glass. Very well done and I would love to know where they are now?

Above shows the Maces used in the coronation and the Royal Sceptre.

One of the Ciro showrooms were at Old Bond Street in London. The company usually had space in high class stores across the UK.

An other showroom was at 178 Regents street in London. They were quite luxuriant and had separate chair and small tables. You would sit down and have a shop assistant bring the now vintage jewellery over to you where you would try on and then decide.

Some latest additions to Jewels & Finery UK:

Sparkling wedding jewellery vintage earrings

Jasper green gemstone bead necklace

Next part to this series will be blogged soon.

Friday 18 January 2013

Brooches to covert this dark January

The weather is cold and the mornings through to the evenings still dark and dismal. So we have added some great vintage brooches for this month. All new to Jewels and Finery UK along with other vintage jewellery that we have lined up for the start of this New Year.

Here are just a few to look at:

A fabulous 1960s vintage flower basket brooch.

A pin wheel vintage star brooch.

Red cranberry vintage rhinestone brooch.

Diamante butterfly brooch with black enamel.

More will be added over the next few days. Most are usually available as one, so once gone they are gone.

Tuesday 8 January 2013

Unsigned jewellery beauties for COW Jan 2013

Merry suggested this months jewellery COW of unsigned beauties for the Jewelry Ring forum on Yahoo. There is a huge amount of vintage brooches, earrings, necklace, scarf clips, bracelet and many more pieces that are unsigned. Here is our gallery of photographs on just some of the ones we have. If I have counted right there are 37 different unsigned beauties to view below.

   Huge blue and green rhinestone vintage clip earrings - sorry but already sold.

Ceramic vintage clip on earrings - brooches like this can also be found - unsigned.

Butterscotch clip earrings

Big drop clip earrings with turquoise coloured cabochon.
Spiky vintage clip on earrings - very large.

Love the colours in this large rhinestone vintage brooch.

Spiked rhinestone brooch.

This is a superb vintage brooch with a rich yellow gold plate.

Another unsigned beauty with a safety chain.

You don't often see many vulture brooches and this one is on the larger size.

Enamel and tin acorn brooch - so detailed.

Horse brooch with plique a jour detail.

Love these cute rabbits on this enamel brooch.

Think this one is so stylish and pretty - unsigned.

The colours on this gorgeous rhinestone brooch with a faux opal middle are just stunning.

This is in my own collection from my grandmother and so colourful star fish brooch.

Very pretty rhinestone flower brooch with pale yellow, topaz and amber coloured stones.

Not sure what this animal is but unusual and unsigned.

Silver vintage marcasite brooch of a peacock.
Unsigned trembler flower brooch. 

Large shoulder brooch of a panther - unsigned.

Enamel and marcasite flower brooch - just a bit unusual!

In own collection - three headed dragon brooch.

Another one from my own collection - a flying horse enamel brooch.

Cranberry red glass rhinestone and clear rhinestone brooch.

This one is a bit different star shaped brooch with clear stones and a silver tone setting.

Large flower basket brooch.

I do like the colour green in this rhinestone European brooch.
Enamel floral brooch in bright colours.

Vintage scarf clip with faux pearls and detailed conkers and leaves.
Unsigned mens tie clip and a pair of buttons with red cherry detail.
Copper and red enamel cuff bangle - not sure how old this is but a beautiful unsigned artisan piece.

Treble strand glass bead necklace in blue and pearl. Like the blue beads with bits on the outside, not sure what this technique is called?
Pretty clip earrings think there are necklaces to match available but unsigned.

Aquamarine coloured necklace.

Last but not least a lion necklace.
All the above are unsigned beauties. Thank you for looking.

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Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
I preserve the past. Researching family and local history. Finding about mine and other people's ancestors, is just one of my passions. I also love vintage costume jewellery made here in the UK. I write about my finds and like to research.