May 24, 2011

Super Rare Satsuma Samurai


Probably one of the coolest finds... A pair of Satsuma button earrings!  These in particular, are a rarity because of the motif and coloration.  Known as "immortal man", or a Samurai figure, with a black background.  Made around 1900-1920.

May 5, 2011

Vintage Designer Jewelry: spotlight on Chanel



“Jewelry should be viewed with innocence, with artlessness,
just as we enjoy the sight of an apple tree in blossom
at the side of the road as we speed past in a motor-car.”
---Coco Chanel

Chanel jewelry is timeless, classic, chic, and well, really expensive.  The name is synonomous with luxury.  Funny, really, when you consider that Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel began creating jewelry and clothes because she couldn't afford the high-end fashion of her early days.  Truly a rags, to bedsheets*, to riches story.