I have a shopping lust right now, and it is for color. The sun is shining in DC and it makes me want to shine too!
Here are some beauties from my current Etsy favorites list. I can’t afford to give all of them a home in my jewelry box, but maybe you can? We’re talking costume jewelry today, so everything’s under $200. Please click here if you’d like to read my guide to buying jewelry on Etsy.
As with any online shopping, please don’t forget to make sure that the pretties you’re admiring are the right size before you pull the trigger. My jewelry sizing cheat sheet can help.
This beauty is particularly special. From the 1920-30’s, this necklace is marked sterling silver and features green chrysoprase and black and green enamel designs. It’s chunkier and more colorful than the others, more of a classic statement necklace than a subtle accent piece.
I’ve been admiring this Edwardian bracelet for so long that I’m shocked I haven’t already featured (or bought) it. Aren’t the filigree circles with the occasional emerald glass insets beautiful?
Now this Art Deco or Edwardian lavaliere-style necklace from the 1920-30’s is just as fabulous, but more intricate and from a different color family. The lipstick-red elements are bright glass and the chain and floral filigree is rhodium or silver plate (not sterling). This is another piece that I can see being integrated fabulously into all kinds of outfits.
This ring is another one that I’ve come close to buying, so I definitely want to hear from you if you decide to adopt it. It deserves a good home – just look how bright and wonderful that green onyx is! And it’s perfection in the white gold filigree setting. This beauty is from the 1940’s.
Okay. This one’s $240, but it’s SO fabulous I couldn’t leave it out. This stunning Art deco necklace features aquamarine-colored Czech art glass set in sterling silver. If I hadn’t had to buy a computer earlier in the month, I’d be wearing it right now. Or one of these other things. Decisions are rough.
I have a vintage LIPSTICK RED GLASS Laveliere necklace and MATCHING earrings! WHOoooooooooooo wee! It’s a gorgeous set and the red color is really LIPSTICK RED!
Oooooh it sounds fantastic!! What a fun set. I bet it’s perfect to throw on any day you’re looking for a little extra pizzazz!
I enjoy your blog and wanted to let you know that if you like un-gemmed necklaces, you might like my husband’s work. This one is fairly similar to the blue triangle one… https://www.etsy.com/listing/119173900/fractal-necklace-sierpinski-triangle
Diamonds in the Library says
That sounds fabulous! I’ll have to take a look. Thanks!