Here are some antique jewelry pieces that I think are aesthetically interesting. (Click the photos for pricing and more information.)
1920s Depression-era Homestead Pin. In all of my 30 years of looking at antique jewelry I have never seen a piece like this. It’s simplicity in the depiction of a house, the comfort of a home, and the time in which it was made, make this pin a real collectable art piece. The fact that during the Depression someone chose to romance a cottage home says a lot about what people were dreaming about during that time.
Hand Pin and Earring Set by Coro. I’m always a fan of jewelry that uses hands as a motif. They’ve been used as a theme for centuries. It’s rare to get a complete set like this that has stayed together throughout time. Coro designed a lot of great costume jewelry in the late 1930s through the 1950s.
Indian Head Pin. Here is another great costume piece by Coro. I thought it was particularly rare because it glorifies an American Indian in the 1940s. In addition, the bright color of the enamel makes this super chic. This piece has been featured in vintage jewelry books.
Punk Cuff. This Mexican hinge bracelet is a great example of Mexican sterling from the 1950s. Mexico produced some of the most contemporary and forward sterling designs during the 1950s – 1970s. It is hollow but is backed and is very light weight. I thought the “punk” aspect of the design made it very cool.