Monday, 2 March 2015

How to clean Vintage Diamante and Rhinestone Jewellery

http://www.arabellabianco.co.uk/necklaces/vintage-turquoise-glass-diamante-necklace.html

Hello Dear Readers,

Following on from last week's post, how do you take care of your vintage diamante and rhinestone jewellery, to ensure it's lasting beauty?

I have found some great advice for you from Crow's Nest Curiosities! http://goo.gl/imcC9b

Enjoy your vintage jewels!

Lovely original 1950s necklace with turquoise glass stones and sparkling diamantes set in silver tone. £35 from Arabella Bianco

Monday, 23 February 2015

Vintage Costume Jewellery - Rhinestone and Diamante

http://www.arabellabianco.co.uk/necklaces/vintage-classic-diamante-necklace.html
Whether called rhinestones or diamantes, jewellery made with these sparkling stones has been popular for a long time. Usually clear, the stones match many outfits!

Here's a bit of background reading:
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/an-interview-with-rhinestone-costume-jewelry-appraiser-and-repairperson-rosalie-sayyah/

Classic silver tone diamante encrusted necklace, circa 1950s.
This is a stunning sparkling statement collar for a special occasion or evening wear!  £145 from Arabella Bianco

Monday, 16 February 2015

Where is the most wonderful vintage wedding shop in London?

This was a very popular post from 2013, so with wedding season approaching we thought you'd enjoy reading it again! ...

One of our favourite blogs is by Decades of Elegance.

Last week Decades of Elegance visited the vintage wedding shop of Jane Bourvis in Portobello Road.

Read all about the their stunning discoveries at 'Vintage Bridal Couture by Jane Bourvis'


Vintage Photo: A fabulous vintage wedding dress with a large veil and beautiful bead work. Circa 1960s.

Monday, 9 February 2015

What should I buy her for Valentine's Day? Have a Heart!

http://www.arabellabianco.co.uk/brooches/vintage-gold-tone-heart-brooch-Balenciaga.html



Vintage gold tone heart brooch with a beautiful red frosted glass centre, by Balenciaga, Paris.

This lovely designer statement brooch has it's own black Balenciaga pouch.

£50 from Arabella Bianco

Monday, 2 February 2015

Where to find London's Best Vintage Markets

Concluding our posts of places to shop for vintage in London, this week it's London's Best Vintage Markets from ilovemarkets.co.uk We hope over the last few weeks you have found somewhere new to shop for vintage in London!
http://ilovemarkets.co.uk/londons-best-vintage-markets/

http://ilovemarkets.co.uk/londons-best-vintage-markets/

Monday, 26 January 2015

Vintage Shops in the not-so-secret North of London ...

Following on from last week's South London vintage shops, we visit the far better known vintage in North London!
"North London is home to more vintage shops than any other part of the city, including the considered vintage parlours of Stoke Newington and the chaotic retro jumble of Camden" TimeOut London http://goo.gl/G4g60L

http://goo.gl/G4g60L

Monday, 19 January 2015

Vintage Shops in the Secret South of London ...

Here's an interesting post from Vintage Fashion London. If you decide to visit any of these lovely shops you may want to check they are still there, the post is dated 2012. I keep my fingers crossed they are all still in business, what great vintage shops there are in South London! Have you got any recommendations? http://goo.gl/LX3b3S

http://goo.gl/LX3b3S