BAntique and Vintage Jewelry Made in American; Part 2 My last article discussed the history of antique and vintage costume jewelry, with most being made here in America. As promised, this article will share ideas where you can shop for great pieces.
News-Antique.com - Jan 31,2012 - We have noticed at the antique shows we attend that an increasing amount of people are centering their vacation on their favorite show. Its great fun and a good way to find vintage jewelry while doing some traveling. You can check our calendar link for ideas, or write us for a list of those in your area.
If time is a problem, the Internet is a great alternative. Try searching maker’s names, or use words that fit your search like “vintage brooch” or “vintage jewelry” to find neat websites apart from the giant eBay. Search several pages deep to find hidden online stores. Don’t be afraid to shop unknown sites. As long as you use a payment method like PayPal that gives you buyer’s protection, your back is covered. Some online antique malls have pretty good prices due to competition like Tias.com, and some of the newer shops on RubyLane.com that are pricing to gain customers. You’ll also find shops like ours are holding their end of year sales as well.