vintage jewelry posts

How to Tell the Difference Between Quality Vintage Jewelry and Junk

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Vintage jewelry can be really beautiful and unique, but when you are shopping for vintage looks, you need to be sure that you are shopping wisely so that you don’t end up just buying junk that looks like vintage but really isn’t. To ensure that you always purchase authentic, high quality vintage jewelry that you […]

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1970s Owl Necklaces to Wear Your Wisdom

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Symbolically, an owl represents wisdom. Owl necklaces became popular in the 1970s and the trend was called “Hoot Couture.” Because the ’70s was a time of political, moral and ethical exploration in the United States, the value of wisdom became embedded in the nation’s consciousness. The features of an owl appear more human like too, as if you’re staring into the eyes of your reflection in the mirror. Which is why when choosing an owl necklace, you get to choose a necklace that mimics your inner being or sense of self you’d like to fulfill.

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The History of Vintage Costume Jewelry Brands

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Vintage costume jewelry is perhaps the easiest way to wear vintage for any modern woman of any background, style or size. It was thanks to 1950s fashion that costume jewelry rose in prominence for the everyday woman to wear. As necklines dipped lower and hair became shorter, the need to wear earrings, bracelets and necklaces every single day became not just a trend, but outfit protocol.

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Styling a Zara Feather Print Dress Three Ways

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Hello and happy Friday, vintage lovers!! I’m so excited to share the latest Styling Vintage with Modern video! It features 3 completely different looks as styled using one modern piece: a Zara feather print dress. Watch the video to see me work vintage magic at Frock, a great vintage boutique in Manhattan.

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Gratefulness Giveaway: Win Vintage Costume Jewelry

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Happy Gratefulness GIVEAWAY Friday everyone!!! Do you remember that post I did a few weeks ago on inheriting my grandmother’s vintage costume jewelry collection? I hinted at it then, and I even hinted at it in conversation with a few other bloggers and on the Sammy Davis Vintage fan page — I wanted to do […]

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Vintage Costume Jewelry from My Grandmother’s Collection

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Happy Wednesday everyone! I skipped my regularly-scheduled update on the site yesterday because I’ve been a busy bee visiting with family in my hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I was born and raised here, spending 18 amazing years surrounded by humble countryside beauty and warmth of community and supportive family. It’s always a blessing when I […]

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Emerging Artists & Independent Designers of Handmade at Bust Craftacular

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Last weekend I visited the awe-inspiring, oh-so-awesome BUST Craftacular at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC. My friend Liz and I roamed the double-floor event to meet and greet with emerging artists/independent designers & handmade crafters for some inspiration on how to pursue your dreams and make a living from your passions. Check the video to […]

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Hush!! Hush!! Top Secret Jewelry Hunt

Friday, October 15th, 2010

I snuck into a NYC wholesale vintage jewelry warehouse with friend and jewelry design Kim to learn how she gets her top secret supplies … shhh! Whisper or I might get into trouble! Subscribe to my YOUTUBE Channel for more episodes of SDV-TV! Leave me a comment below to let me know what you think […]

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