If you're in town then come and visit us at: The Antique Connection Mall
12815 Central NE
New Mexico, 87123
|What was hot in 2001-3.|
Maker names were most important to collector’s.
What was hot in 2004.
A move to unsigned, unusual and older (Victorian-1930s).
WHAT’S HOT 2008-2009
1. SENTIMENTALlockets for sweethearts or remembrance of those passed.
This sentimentality can certainly be related to romance, but also to the loss of loved ones with the
World War II generation passing so quickly. What better memo that wearing
treasured photos of those you love.
2. COLLECTIONS stacks of bangles or brooches to wear in
multiples. The mix and match potential makes collections both versatile and easy
3. FASHION STATEMENTS segmented dangly earrings of
Victorian jet, karat gold or
only are they flattering to most women, but they add a touch of class to any
4. GREAT MAKERS Examples:
Miriam Haskell 1930-50s,
1950s. They used high-quality materials and designed with great flair. Quality is always a smart buy.
5. RARE Examples: Victorian boxed sets; 1940s enamels by
DeRosa, Boucher and Trifari; and Vega Maddox
6. "FEEL-GOOD" JEWELRY Examples: what grandmother wore; cheerful colors; things that make
you smile like whimsical pieces and combinations. These are always popular in
hard times, just as the wood and
bakelite whimsical brooches were in the
What was hot in 2007.
Bangles and bracelets, dangly earrings, figurals, old favorite makers like
Hess Haskell, earlier Hobe.
VICTORIAN sterling tested
16" by 3/4" etched links book chain with beaded edge and 2" by 1-1/2"
Aesthetic style locket with beaded edge on 3/4" loop, hallmarked S. Bros.,
VICTORIAN karat yellow
gold bracelet with swivel center double-sided finely woven hair or photo
compartments, tiny star design on four-strand band, etched clasp, extra
large 8" length and 5/8" band with 1-3/4" by 1-1/2" center.
LOCKET "C Co." 2-1/3"
Art Nouveau gold tone locket with purple rhinestone, mounted on a 23" chain,
SENTIMENTAL favorites… locket pendant, bracelets and brooches
from the Victorian to Art
Nouveau eras are particularly popular.
|VICTORIAN silver hinged bangle, ovals with alternating|
Aesthetic birds and floral
designs, "PM to LM" initials inside, 6-1/3" by 1-1/3". See Davidov &
Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 24.
VICTORIAN Scottish agate and sterling silver buckle bracelet in box,
adjustable from 6" , 6-3/4" or 7-1/4" by 1-1/4" buckle and 5/8" band.
COLLECTIONS Victorian silver hinged bangles, especially in the buckle motif,
Scottish agate or Aesthetic
style circa 1890s.
VICTORIAN 9 carat and agate
oval pendant with insect detailed on top, very rare, circa 1870, 2-1/2"
total length by 1-1/3" wide.
BASKETS sterling and paste
basket brooches called "giardinetti", or little gardens.
Pair of pot metal fish brooches
COLLECTIONS to wear in multiples…. baskets, butterflies, bugs
and fish pins to populate a lapel.
SHULTZ bakelite white (which
will turn to cream over time) extra chunky bangles with multi-colored dots
and geometrics. #B31991, #B31993, #B31352
SHULTZ bakelite two-row checked
bangles with citrus colored colored tube bangles
|PLASTIC painted hinged|
6-3/4" by 7/8" clampers with rhinestones, top to bottom: #B3728
soft blue, green and mauve; #B3726 ash pink and green with gold highlights;
#B14040 aqua and blue with gold highlights;
#B11676 rose pink with gold accents;
#B14137 dark blue and aqua with gold highlights.
BAKELITE leaf and
pineapple carved bangles, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3".
BAKELITE cream bangle with
painted green dots, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/4", and 1-1/8" earrings.
COLLECTIONS stacks of colorful and cheerful bangles and bracelets worn with everything
from levis to summer dresses. Collections can set your own sense of style.
|VICTORIAN Whitby jet earrings,|
hand carved drops with applied balls, carved edges, jet portion 1-3/4" total
length 1-7/8". #V33936
hollow yellow gold dangle earrings with Etruscan style wire work, circa
1870, with screw back fastenings (probably added in the 20s), 2-3/4".
|CLEAR rhinestone paste dangle|
earrings with screw backs, circa 1920, 3". #Y32764
DANGLING segmented earrings in Whitby jet, gold and paste from Victorian to 1930s.
Not only are they flattering to most women, but they add a touch of class to any
SCHIAPARELLI "Champagne Morning"
1957 set with unfoiled rhinestone, carved
glass leaves and aurora borealis. The earrings are signed,
and the brooch is typically unsigned. It can be seen in Ginger Moro’s "European Designer Jewelry" on page 87,
and also came in green as seen on page 89.
chartreuse, burnt sienna and tan flattened glass beads and gold tone leaves expansion
bracelet, 3-1/4" front, and matching 4" clip. These gilt leaves were from the "nasturtium" line. #H26051
HASKELL Larry Austin
original watercolor advertising illustration for Haskell flattened bead and
leaves bracelet and clip shown at left,
numbered "815" on back in pencil, 8" by 10".
HOBE red, clear and blue
bracelet, brooch and earrings with patriotic
colored rhinestones set into gold tone filigree,
patent number 143,317 circa
1945, bracelet 7", brooch 1-3/4" by 1-1/2",
earrings 1". The stones are brilliant and unfoiled and the
bracelet an unusual front-opening style. View
GREAT MAKERS with high quality stones and design, both highly
collectible and great to wear. Quality is always a smart buy.
VICTORIAN 15ct and garnet 2-1/2" brooch and 2" dangle
earrings with original box, 5" by 3-1/3". The workmanship
is amazing, with a different texture on the leaves and tiny balls of
gold accenting each piece and festoon chains on the brooch. To find a set like this with it’s original
box is very rare. The earrings have had a stabilizing gold bar placed
across the back years ago so they are very wearable. A wonderful boxed
set. A festoon brooch similar to
this can be seen in Benette & Mascetti’s "Understanding Jewellery" on
VEGA opal brooch with butterfly and blue, yellow and green enamel,
circa 1965, 2-1/2" by
3-1/2". View #X33546
DeROSA dress 2-1/2" clip
with a motif reminiscent of a face, circa 1940.
RARE and unusual jewelry to set yourself apart.
|WOOD carved and painted hinged bangle bracelet, Scottie resting|
his chin on his paw, circa 1950,
6-1/4" by 7/8" by 1-1/2" tall at ears. His eyes are white but
may have had a painted iris at one time, his tongue is red and there are
pastel yellow and green stripes beneath his paws. This is the very best of
50s wooden jewelry.
FRENCH LIPS red enameled lips pin with clear rhinestone teeth, 2-3/8".
BAKELITE BALLOON MAN 3-1/2 inch pin… always good for a smile! The
balloon man is my all-time favorite bakelite pin, circa 1935-40. Seen in
Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 2nd Ed, page 149. The
man-with-suitcase version of this is seen in Burkholz’ "The Bakelite Jewelry
Collection" on page 50.
"FEEL-GOOD" JEWELRY… what
grandmother wore; cheerful colors; things that make
you smile, whimsical pieces and combinations. These are always popular in
hard times, just as the wood and bakelite whimsical brooches were in the
| 30s and 40s Trifari|
| Patent pending!|
| Iradj Moini|
| Christian Dior circus pieces from 1966|
| KJL bead strands with rondelles from late 60’s-early 70’s|
| Diane Love for Trifari pieces|
UPDATE for 2015
This year there was a wider variety of makers chosen, and not many people
chose the same one!
| Napier charm bracelets|
| Trifari signed dog pins|
| Jakob Bengel|
| Parrot Pearls, Flying Colors and Ruby Z|
| George Steere|