Collecting Vintage Jewelry Advertisements

January 6, 2015 | By | Reply More

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 have a lot more of them.  And it's free.

Vintage Jewelry Advertisements

Collecting vintage jewelry advertisements is a great way to confirm the maker of old jewelry and very the era when the piece was sold



Most of the ads have the date on the page so they are an excellent way to date and verify vintage jewelry.  As a collector and seller it's important to be able to see what year the jewelry pieces were being sold.

Look how elegant the women were back in the day.  I remember reading Life, Look, Saturday Evening Post, and McCalls at my grandmothers front porch while she sat in her rocking chair watching.  She had tons of magazines.  I don't think she ever threw them away.  And she didn't care if I cut them up or tore the pages out.  At that time I mostly wanted the paper dolls out of the McCalls magazines, but how I wish I had saved some of the jewelry ads.

The most prolific appear to be Trifari and CoroCraft.  Here is a link to my Vintage Jewelry Reference Board on Pinterest if you care to take a look.

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Collecting Vintage Jewelry Advertisements
Vintage jewelry ads are a window into the past, and an excellent way to verify and confirm the dates of costume and fine jewelry for collectors.

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Wanda Fitzgerald is a Florida native and an vintage charm collector who loves to share her adventures in an e-commerce jewelry business with anyone who is interested.

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