posted on: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
In Vintage there has always been a wide variety of simulated pearls available. These range from plastic, to ceramic and every media available. The highest quality ones to look for are glass, which are then coated with many layers of a pearlized finish. They are often individually knotted, which shows the piece is painstakingly handmade. The added benefit is that the pearls don't slide around! The lustre resembles the real thing, as does the weight. I bought a 50s collection of these beauties and am offering their timeless elegance to you!
posted on: Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Every bride wants that special look for her wedding. I was blown away by the great stylist work of Charlotte Carson (left image) for EWedding and Kurt Salt (center and right images) for Wedluxe. They created these wonderful, elegant and contemporary ensembles for brides who want to step outside the box and be truly unique. Vintage is always a great choice for brides, as the history and integrity adds such a rich element to one's wedding. It answers the old adage that a bride should wear 'something old' on her wedding day! These vintage treasures can also be passed down to the next generation, invoking even more meaning. All pieces in these editorials are available for sale at CTVC upon request.
posted on: Friday, July 2, 2010
There are many vintage jewels that go unrecognized. Often, they can be more interesting than many signed pieces.
Today we start off with a peak of our brand new line: CTVC Select, an affordable collection of vintage!
One example is unsigned jewelry made with fancy cut stones. Whenever we see a piece that has irregular shaped stones: heart, kite, teardrop shaped- we know that they are not high production pieces, as these cuts were not mass produced.
I am attracted to these unfoiled beauties! Their design strengths lie in the irregular cut stones. Take a look at our examples. This selection is great for grouping. Keep on the look-out for these unsung heroes!