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Hi, My name is Ellie and welcome to my website where I share some of my favourite handmade jewellery inspirations, my designs and some practical jewellery making tips
If you are looking for some ideas for some of your jewellery designs its always a great idea to take inspiration from some of the top designer names. The inspiring handmade sterling silver gemstone jewellery necklace to the left is by Danish designer NE From and is a stunning creation with rose quartz cabocohons and intricate and detailed sterling silver workmanship.
For further detail on this piece of gemstone jewellery see the
gemstone jewellery at Modern Vintage Style website. The vintage costume and designer jewellery section can be found at http://www.modernvintagestyle.co.uk/vintage-antique-costume-jewellery
Above is a beautiful and intricate vintage bracelet from Modern Vintage Style website .Its made with sterling silver and blue chalcedony.
The above photograph is a a bracelet by designer Norman Grant. His designs are very popular right now and the above piece was bought around ten years ago at an Antique Fair in Scotland. To try and find beautiful pieces like this is not easy but if you are on the look out for for stunning vintage jewellery:
A few things to keep in mind are
1) Condition - , check out each item carefully. Check for signs of wear and clasps not compatible with the style of the piece.
2) Keep a look out for designer markings such as Haskell, Butler and Wilson, Trifar and Coro.
3) Use a jewellery loupe to get a close up inspection of the jewellery.
Green emerald paste costume brooch
I love the detail and craftmanship in vintage jewellery and some of the vintage pieces by top designer names such as Christian Dior are great collection pieces. Not only are they exceptionally well made with beautiful designs they tend to retain their value or increase in value as the years pass. Some stunning vintage Christian Dior jewellery can be found at www.modernvintagestyle.co.uk such as this YSL necklace
Delicate sterling silver butterfly brooch. I love the detail and daintyness of this brooch. I collect animal design brooches and this is one of my favourites