If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I visited the January DC Big Flea and had a wonderful time there scouring the aisles for treasures. I’ll tell you about the Big Flea soon, but right now we’re going to talk about my dates for the Flea: noted jewelry purveyors Jessica and Jason Sitko.
I can confirm firsthand that in addition to having an incredible eye, Jessica and Jason are extremely nice and really fun to walk a show with.
I also feel like we are kindred spirits because J & J’s background looks a lot like my current day job situation: before moving away and focusing more intently on their jewelry business, they were both DC-area professionals with very DC-like jobs.
Trademark Antiques carries a fantastic assortment of antique jewelry, from pretty little rings at affordable price points to spectacular one-of-a-kind masterpieces. The only reason I don’t own anything from them is that I can never pick just one piece to buy.
I’m head over heels for these snakes. This is also a great example of Trademark Antiques’ photography: their Instagram is a must-follow, in my opinion.
This Art Nouveau necklace with floral design and chrysoprase stones is just beautiful. Pieces like this are great because, while you can clearly feel the Art Nouveau aesthetic, it’s easily wearable with a contemporary look. Don’t you love the color of chrysoprase?
Trademark Antiques is particularly well known for their spectacular conversion pieces, which are pieces of jewelry that have been converted from one form into another. The rings above are all converted antique stickpins (and could they possibly be prettier??).
I could stare at this turquoise and enamel bracelet all day. A riot of gold and blue and white, just waiting to adorn a lucky wrist. It’s also posed on a beautiful old book, as if I needed any more reasons to adore Jessica and Jason.
This sweet little guy appeared recently on Trademark Antiques’ Instagram and everyone lost their minds over him (for good reason). He’s 14k gold with soulful garnet eyes. Do you think he looks more like a French bulldog or a Boston terrier?
This Victorian brooch looks like a seashell, but it’s actually a carefully carved banded agate. Such an incredible piece.
This killer Edwardian necklace has been at Trademark Antiques for a while. I know this because I am passionately in love with it and I like to visit its listing periodically. I’m crazy for everything about it: its sinuous silhouette, its crisp Greek key filigree details, its delicious old European center diamond. It’s a perfect piece.
As you can see, Trademark Antiques features a glorious and large inventory of antique jewelry from the easily wearable to the utterly jaw-dropping. If you like what you’ve seen here, get on over to their website ASAP.