Fitzcharmings Jewelry Articles

Monet Charms – To Collect Or Not?

Monet Charms – To Collect Or Not?

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?

September 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Damaged and Broken Jewelry – Before You Throw It Away

Damaged and Broken Jewelry – Before You Throw It Away

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.

September 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Vintage Thomas L Mott TLM England Charms For Sale

Vintage Thomas L Mott TLM England Charms For Sale

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.

September 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Creed and Hayward Vintage Angel Charm Bracelet

Creed and Hayward Vintage Angel Charm Bracelet

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.

September 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
A New Thomas L Mott TLM Charm Bracelet To Share

A New Thomas L Mott TLM Charm Bracelet To Share

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.

August 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sarah Coventry and Emmons Jewelry Companies – A Family Affair

Sarah Coventry and Emmons Jewelry Companies – A Family Affair

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.

June 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Another Vintage Enamel Zodiac Charm Bracelet Complete

Another Vintage Enamel Zodiac Charm Bracelet Complete

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.

May 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Happy Easter Charming Friends

Happy Easter Charming Friends

Wishing everyone a blessed and happy Easter from Charmchatter    

April 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lavaliere Necklaces and Pendants – An Easy Overview

Lavaliere Necklaces and Pendants – An Easy Overview

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.   […]

March 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Collecting Vintage Jewelry Advertisements

Collecting Vintage Jewelry Advertisements

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 […]

January 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Some Favorite Modern Costume Jewelry Designers

Some Favorite Modern Costume Jewelry Designers

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.

November 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Vesper Lynd Algerian Love Knot Necklace

The Vesper Lynd Algerian Love Knot Necklace

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 […]

October 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Finished My Flat Christmas Enamel Charm Bracelet

Finished My Flat Christmas Enamel Charm Bracelet

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 […]

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Love Betsey Johnson Halloween Jewelry

Love Betsey Johnson Halloween Jewelry

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 […]

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
What is Marcasite Stone Jewelry?

What is Marcasite Stone Jewelry?

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 […]

August 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pretty Fashion Bangle Bracelet Jewelry

Pretty Fashion Bangle Bracelet Jewelry

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 […]

August 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sharing An Expensive Diamond Jewelry Infographic

Sharing An Expensive Diamond Jewelry Infographic

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, […]

July 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Are Juicy Couture Charms Discontinued?  Say It Isn’t So

Are Juicy Couture Charms Discontinued? Say It Isn’t So

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 […]

July 13, 2014 | By | Reply More