Fitzcharmings Jewelry Articles
Question for my readers – Do any of you collect vintage Monet charms? If so what kind? Do you collect a particular theme, a metal color, etc. Are you happy with them, as in are they comfortable to wear? And do you have any specific likes or dislikes?
When I have broken or damaged jewelry, and that’s pretty often being in the vintage jewelry business, I’ve got a few choices for dealing with the pieces. Years of experience allow me to make an quick decision.
I sorted through my Thomas L Mott enamel travel souvenir charms and have a few duplicates so I’m offering them in my Charmcrazey shop. They are all vintage and made of sterling silver and enamel.
Show and tell with my newly assembled vintage sterling silver Creed and Hayward angel charm bracelet. All winged angel girls are performing hobby and professional activities.
Sharing my latest TLM enameled vintage charm bracelet. This one is all round charms, mostly Caribbean Islands, and they are more difficult to find than the enameled maps Thomas Mott is known for.
Sarah Coventry and Emmons jewelry were both sold at home parties from 1948 til the 1980s and are some of the most collectible vintage jewelry.
I finished another style of enamel Zodiac charm bracelet. This one has straight edges. I used an oval link bracelet with etching on every other link. The sister clasp is my favorite style.
Wishing everyone a blessed and happy Easter from Charmchatter
Recently I acquired this lavaliere necklace for resale and when writing the description, I realized I don’t really know much about lavaliere necklaces and pendants. So I did a quick internet search and found out a few things. For those of you that aren’t familiar with this type of jewelry here’s a quick primer. […]
I love love love looking at vintage jewelry ads from old magazines. I’ve purchased a few online and at flea markets. They can get pricey though so lately I’ve been “collecting” them on Pinterest. It’s easy and fun. Not quite as fun as having a real glossy paper advertisement in my hands but I can […]
Costume jewelry is one of the hottest collectible trends right now. What better way to display a coveted collection, than to wear it? These are my favorite modern costume jewelry designers.
The Algerian Love Knot necklace worn by Vesper Lynd is an original designed specifically for the movie Casino Royale. Commissioned from Sophie Harley, the necklace consists of four interlinking metallic rings that have been flattened and decorated with an intricate Arabic design. The design is intriguing and mysterious, and compliments Vesper Lynd’s seductive beauty. The […]
This is another bracelet for which I’ve had charms stashed in a bag for a long time. I’ve just kept the flat sterling silver and enamel Christmas charms from bracelets that I’ve bought to strip apart and sell. One reason I love my job . There is a Christmas charm on every other link all […]
Betsey Johnson’s Halloween jewelry probably not really specifically for Halloween. But every year as the holiday approaches I am drawn to the glitzy girly skulls, spiders, skeletons, and black kitties. They are always encrusted with killer jewels and are sure to get attention. She reinvents the boo-tique styles all the time so I never see […]
Marcasite gemstones used in jewelry is made from iron pyrite, which is sometimes called “fools gold”. Pyrite has a cubic crystal structure with a metallic luster. The shape of the raw stone makes it easy to cut and make into jewelry. The stones are opaque and when inlaid into a piece of jewelry they add […]
I Love Bangle Bracelets – Wide Or Narrow – Silver Or Gold – New Or Old Charm bracelets are my passion and I love to search out unique and rare charms, but sometimes a bangle bracelet works better for an outfit or occasion. Or sometimes I’m just in the mood for jewelry that’s more sturdy […]
I’ve been perusing some infographics around the internet today and found some that are pretty cool. This one I though I would share right now. It’s about some of the most expensive diamonds ever sold. And it demonstrates other points that are good to know about diamonds. The 4 C’s – Carat, Cut, Color, Clarity, […]
Recently I read in the musings of my charm collectors group that the Juicy Couture stores are all closing in the United States. There will be some remaining opening overseas (not sure where). Someone posted a link to an article The Fall of the House of Juicy And now Juicy Couture charms will only be […]