Vintage jewellery has seen a resurgence in popularity recently, which in turn has seen many pieces soar in value. Leading auction house Bonhams said in a Financial Times feature that the value of antique and period jewellery has increased by more than 80% in the past decade. Furthermore, vintage items are fetching prices are sometimes more than double what was expected of them pre-auction. Some of the most popular include Art Deco jewellery from the twenties and thirties seem to be highly sought after, followed by Belle Epoque jewellery from between 1890 and 1915.
However, many people are still unaware of the true value of their family heirlooms. The Telegraph relayed the case of a guest on the Antique Roadshow who was astonished to find that the bracelet she inherited from her mother-in-law was worth £150,000. The show’s presenter Geoffrey Munn explained that the item was an Art Deco piece, and that the likes of it has never been seen after the Second World War.
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Sarah Coventry where famous for having jewellery to suit every occasion.
Throughout the years main collections where produced for each season. Sarah Coventry also graced their fans with mini supplement collections. Such as the “1976 Holiday Jewellery Collection”. Which had select pieces to accompany the Fall/Winter 1976 Jewellery Collection catalogue.
This mini collection boosted ‘Brand New’ jewellery and gift ideas that had never been seen before. “Ensuring they where unique in everyway.”
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“And suddenly, you just know it’s time to start something new.”
The perfect quote for what follows…
I write this to explain why myself and my dad will no longer be organizing anymore events.
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Bridgnorth Christmas Fair 18th November 2017
This year the Bridgnorth Christmas Fair was well received by both traders and the general public, who braved the bitter cold weather to visit the event and support local small businesses and artisans.
The event offered a great selection of handmade crafts. Unique products, gift ideas and festive inspiration, with a large tea room. Visitors where spoilt for choice. The friendly warm atmosphere added to the event giving an overall happy and fun feeling. It was an event the whole family enjoyed in the warmth of the Castel Hall.
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A brief history of Exquisite jewellery:
- Exquisite jewellery was produced from 1914 until the end of the 1970s.
- ‘Exquisite’ was a brand name used by a local (to us) company called ‘W A P Watson’. They produced a number of jewellery items and souvenir charms, including Sterling Silver jewellery.
- The Exquisite jewellery company were based in Solihull, UK.
Beautiful Exquisite Vintage Enamel Jewellery Information and Research:
Exquisite where well renowned for their beautiful hand finished cold enamel jewellery. The jewellery featured a range of floral and leaf designs. Creating a collectable series of brooches, necklaces and earrings as well as bracelets.
Since all of the jewellery was hand finished and hand painted with cold enamel there are a number of different colourways available.
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“Hello, may I invite you to share in the wonderful exciting world of fashion, either as a Hostess or a Fashion Show Director for Sarah Coventry.”
One of the first vintage jewellery brands I started to collect was Sarah Coventry, now my collection includes not just jewellery but a range of catalogues, adverts and cardex files. In this article I will share with you a Sarah Coventry catalogue I recently found simply titled…
Fine Fashion Jewellery By Sarah Coventry.
After the glamorous art work on the cover we are treated to bright pink lettering saying ‘Hello‘, and inviting us to step into the wonderful world that is Sarah Coventry.
The pages are both colourful and intriguing, offering many styles and designs of jewellery from famous brooches, earrings, bracelets and necklace sets.
All as advertised in numerous publications to include, Vanity Fair, TV Times, Flair, Vogue, Woman’s Own, Nova, Radio Times, Queen, Woman Realm, Woman, Woman’s Journal, Good Housekeeping as well as Woman & Home.
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It’s a hat-trick of awards for vintage jewellery boutique Queenie’s Bazaar
Online vintage jewellery boutique Queenie’s Bazaar has won the #SBS (Small Business Sunday) award from retailer and TV ‘Dragon’ Theo Paphitis as well as the #WOW (Women On Wednesday) award from CEO Ann Summers Jacqueline Gold, along with being crowned ‘Queen Of True Vintage Jewellery‘ by the Royal Connection.
These prestigious awards have raised the retailer’s profile ‘massively’ giving the business ‘lots of opportunities’. Their vintage jewellery collection has also been seen in the national fashion magazine Marie Claire.
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An independent vintage jewellery business has received a boost from a TV star.
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Vintage jewellery boutique Queenie’s Bazaar gets a Twitter Boost from Theo Paphitis
A west midlands based firm has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. Last week, Alexandra, owner of Queenie’s Bazaar. Tweeted Theo about her business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was one of six weekly winners to gain a re-tweet by Theo to his 500,000 Twitter followers. The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has 1700 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.
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Introducing Coco and Dior the kitty helpers
Here at the Queenie’s Bazaar HQ we have extra special help from two lovely kitty ‘helpers’.
Both Coco and Dior arrived to us as strays after living wild on the streets of Willenhall.
However they didn’t arrive together…
Coco; named after Coco Chanel because at the time she looked sleek and elegant was the first to visit us. It was clear from day one that sadly she had no home and was looking for food and a warm place to sleep.
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