Thursday, November 03, 2011

Native American Heritage Month - Vintage Native American Jewelry

As this month is Native American Heritage Month, I'm showcasing some of the few NA pieces of jewelry, mostly vintage:
Old pawn turquoise bracelet:

Petrified wood agate ring

Trilobite & Turquoise Ring:

Turquoise Pendant:

Petrified Wood Bracelet:

Zuni Butterfly Brooch:

To see more examples go to:
Native American Jewelry at Garden Party Collection

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Jewelry Trend Report - Leaves and Feathers

Shopping today for fall and every where I turned: feathers and leaves. Not just long feather earrings any every jewelry case in every store has metal leaves earrings, sparkling feather necklaces, huge flower-y, leaf-y bracelets and the list goes on. Everywhere.
Feathers and leaves have been a jewelry design staple for decades, you can find all sorts of great vintage pieces to mix in with your new trendy jewelry.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Jewelry Trend Report: Sculptural and Layer-able Gold Tone Jewelry for Fall

This fall's jewelry fashions are either layered chains or chunky sculptural pieces and predominately in gold or brass tones. While this is some chunky silver and really neon brights (and we'll mention some ideas for these in a later post) that vast majority of what is seen in style magazines is gold colored. Try any of the following to complete or freshen your autumn jewelry wardrobe. All can be found at :

Saturday, September 03, 2011

New Site Look! Contest for $100.00 Gift Certificate

After weeks and weeks of redesign, Garden Party Collection Vintage Jewelry's newly redesigned site is now open! We've updated the look, revamped navigation and kept all the gorgeous inventory.
We're running a contest all week to celebrate, visit our FB page to read the details on how to submit your entry to win a $100.00 gift certificate

Look for special articles here about vintage jewelry and making it work with current trends and fashion, special collections and highlighted jewelry.

Please note that due to the site design, all pictures in the previous blog posts have been either moved or deleted , so they are no longer showing up here. pictures from now on will show up just fine.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Color's HOT for Spring and Summer!

Sing is here, summer is nearly here and we have a few fresh vintage jewelry ideas for the season.

According to InStyle HOT color is in, LOTS of color is in and we're excited to show off some of our most fun and flirtiest spring/summer pieces!

Bright lemony yellow plastic parure (yellow is the new black!):

Compare InStyle's May edition, page 32.

Vintage silver tone clip earrings with pairs of bright yellow glass cabochon stones:

Gos with everything and loaded with COLOR, Les Bernard chunky charms necklace with 3(!) pairs of matching earrings:

Really fun and funky plastic bead necklace:

Colorful rhinestone sphere pendant on a long chain just screams spring time:

A huge hot pink flower sits on top of this silver plated hinged clamper:

Fun and funky neon green plastic earring, 1960's Made in Hong Kong:

French Poured Glass Bead Necklace, lots of color and interesting beads:

Great beads, great with jeans:

Great enamel colors of burgundy, lemon yellow, goldenrod, blue, green and teal hinged bangle bracelet and earrings:

Colorful rhinestone locket, attributed Czechoslovakian:

Bows and flowers, both very hot right now as's a way to do both, a colorful bow brooch and earring set by Hollycraft, the bow decorated with different colored rhinestone flower:

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Black and white vintage jewelry

Black and white...always a fashion staple for spring and summer. You can make that statement in your jewelry as well. Black and white, and black and clear has been a popular color combo in vintage jewelry going back nearly 100 years. From Art Deco to the mod '60s and again in the 1980's, there are examples of black and white jewels everywhere. Use of beads, pearls, plastics and rhinestones, it can be subtle or dramatic, bold or elegant, or just plain fun and are just a few examples:

Art Deco Black and pearl negligee necklace

Flapper era black and white glass beads sautoir:

Venetian glass beads necklace...terrific black and white pizzo beads:

Art Deco sterling black and clear glass chiclet and cameo necklace/bracelet set:

Hobe' black and white rhinestone bracelet:

Art Deco molded glass and rhinestone bracelet:

1960's black rhinestone in white japanned setting brooch and earrings:

Black & white pin striped lucite earrings:

1980's huge 4" black & white plastic shapes chandelier earrings: