Monday, 16 June 2014

Vintage Japan 'Pearls' for June!
The birthstone for June is the pearl!

This gorgeous pair of white and pale pink faux pearl earrings are signed Japan, £12.50.
The faux pearls have a beautiful glow. These are quality hand wired earrings made in Japan circa 1950s.

After the second world war, large quantities of low cost jewellery were made in Japan, as labour was cheap.  This jewellery was however very well made, and the pearls were used by high end designers such as Miriam Haskell.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Where to buy vintage costume jewellery in London ...

Vintage Costume Jewellery in Grays Mews

This Spring the catwalk saw bold, bright and colourful jewellery and that is just the sort of thing we love here at Grays Mews.
Grays Mews, our second building based on Davies Mews, is home to the largest collection of vintage costume jewellery in London.  We now have no less than six specialist dealers and together they stock a awe-inspiring collection.  From delicate 1920s celluloid bangles to vintage Chanel gilt earrings from the 1980s discover a whole world of fashion forward pieces.
Here are some of our favourite Spring jewellery trends reported on Harper's Bazaar website:

CHANEL S/S 2014 - Colourful Plastics
Bracelet by Acces Ocean Paris c1980. From Kitty Verity, in Grays Mews.

BALMAIN S/S 2014 - Gold tone
Vintage gold tone bracelet. From Arabella Bianco in Grays Mews.

PRABEL GURUNG S/S 2014 - Sunshine Yellow
Vintage yellow daffodil earrings. From Unicorn in Grays Mews.
Grays Mews is located just seconds from Bond Street tube station in Central London.  Plan your visit today!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Top 10 vintage and secondhand stores in San Francisco!

'Whether it's vintage pieces, design classics or a something fabulous from an edgy designer, the streets of San Francisco have a shop for every fashion fanatic'