It was another gorgeous Sunday and Marianne (wellmanored.blogspot.com) and I heading north for another flea market treasure hunt. What we found was a vintage jewelry collectors dream. Marianne has several specialties in the collection area; glass, vintage clothing and jewelry. So, right out of the box she found a wonderful man who had a HUGE collection of vintage pins, bracelets and some sets. Designers included Christian Dior, Hollycraft, Chanel, as well as Juliana style (his is a style of jewelry, not a maker. Julian pieces were designed by the DeLizza and Elster factory (D & E) and are highly collectible and sought after. Never marked on the piece, only with paper hang tags. Specific design characteristics will help to identify the piece.)
I was of course in heaven with this Indiana man who was in the Northeast for Brimfield and slowly making his way home.
I was looking for a brooch for a wedding, but of course stumbled across several other must haves. So lets begin.
This was one of many trays of vintage pieces
The working on the back of this bracelet is just as beautiful as the front.
A piece I thought was fun, but didn't purchase
A Christian Dior collection he sold to another woman while we were there for $3000. The Parure set (meaning earrings, necklace and Brooch) was a great deal. If it was only a necklace and earrings this would be called a demi Parure.