October 8, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Greetings Everyone!

Let's start by singing a round of Happy Birthday to Ms Mink, we wish YOU many happy returns, we hope the following year is one of the best yet! This week in the blog we bring you some Vintage gems from our boutique, if there's one thing that our birthday girl loves it's Vintage jewelry. Wendy has been collecting for many years & has amassed a very enviable collection which never fails to inspire everyone in the company! Recently Vintage jewelry has become very popular in the fashion world & we have plenty of fun filling up our jewelry cases in the boutique with GREAT pieces at all kinds of pricepoints for those ladies who prefer to buy something one of a kind & with a little history....these pieces sell very well alongside Wendy's own line & add a fun section to our store that will keep you entertained for a very long time...so here we go with some of the pieces we currently have, all of these can be purchased via email, please email the boutique directly to purchase or enquire about anything featured in today's blog, the address is: wendyminkstore@gmail.com & the phone number is 212 260 5298. Ok here we go.....

First up is a beautiful Victorian Revival pin with added antique gold pin & chain, this can be worn as both, a deep royal blue makes this a very fine choice for Fall-Winter, this piece is quite something. Please note the piece is base-metal & 'Revival' not Victorian, these pieces were made throughout the beginning of the 20th Century & we come across some great pieces like this now & again...length of chain is: 20", pendant across is 3" & length of pendant with tassel is 3.5". This beauty is $120, as we mentioned above please email our boutique to place your order. It's one of a kind!

GORGEOUSNESS! Rhinestones in pale green, blue, pink & purple with pearls & all set in gold-tone links, a little bit Mad Men & a little bit old Hollywood! Very beautiful bracelet, perfect for a Holiday party or 3! This great piece is 7" & features handy safety chain to avoid mishap....chunky, solid & all in all quite wonderful.....and yours for $250.

Pins! Now that jackets & coats have been hauled out of the closet it's time to liven them up, we know pins are not as popular these days but they really are a great thing to pop on, so much more noticeable than you would expect & can make a seasons old coat look just little bit fresher...here we have some highly collectible Norwegian examples as well as some more costume inexpensive....the butterflies are the highly collectible here, both signed & hail from first half of the 20th century, made with enamel & almost metallic in their finish, very sweet! Both butterflies measure just under 2" across, they are $140 each & are sterling! below this is a fabulous costume snake with an enamel black pattern & rhinestones, he's very cute! Measures 4" & is yours for $50. To the left we have a very detailed Victorian cameo, in a rose gold vermeil finish & measuring a delicate 1" across, you could add a chain also as would make sweet pendant! This is $120. Lastly we have a perfectly Fall-like leaf branch in matte gold tone finish, do up a cardigan or pop it on a jacket, this is just $30! As above email our boutique for more details or to purchase.

This piece would do well in any fashion spread out now, we are seeing so much of these layered ethnic looks & it is harder to come by pieces such as this with authentic antique finishes & beads! This is a very collectible bib style, features real coral (another near- extinct thing to find!) & handmade antique-y finish filigree in a traditional Indian style, this measures 18" & pendants extend n additional 2", wear it winter or summer....$260.

Two pendants....let's talk about the heart first. This is not signed so we do not believe it is sterling, it is also not a locket but rather a nice solid heavy heart! It features a lovely rusty tone crushed sparkly stone in the center & comes with oxidized 30" chain, heart itself is an inch in length, just $50! The Victorian gold-tone locket is wonderful, opens up to display two sides for pictures! Comes with a lovely sliding feature & very long chain for wrapping around or swinging it long....52" in total length, $250, great for layering & keepsake photos!

Who doesn't love an elephant? Let alone 3 of them! Very cute ethnic necklace with carved resin elephants & beads, light to wear, also features a great filigree detail on the large elephant pendant, we are unsure exactly when & where this fab vintage find comes from but when it's so adorable is it so important! Measures 25" & yours for just $65. Layer it with more ethnic beads & you'll be more boho than.....someone from boho?

We hope you enjoy these vintage baubles, we have many fabulous pieces in the boutique so please do not hesitate to contact Kelly & Brookes regarding any pieces above or if you have a particular style you are interested in collecting, we can always send you images. Enjoy the rest of your week & if you have queries regarding anything on our website, email Amy on retail@wendyminkjewelry.com. Till next time.....


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