Good vintage jewelry can be hard to find… there is tons of 80s crap, big plastic bangles, chunky beaded necklaces, and tacky earrings that look like they came from a jazzy jewelry set. Good vintage jewelry can also be extremely expensive, like bakelite, cameos, and seemingly whatever you love most in the display case.
Swish has divine jewelry in all price ranges and extravagance. She also has items from the early 1900s up to the 80s/90s, and occasionally, from today. Silver charm bracelets, bold red daisy brooches, classic cameos, rhinestone brooches, strings of pearls, screw back earrings, aurora borialis, and everything in between line the display shelves.
Swish has a beautiful collection of rhinestone brooches, many of them by Sherman, in all colours and shapes. You can also find gorgeous rhinestone and crystal clip on earrings…which make me sad I have stretched ears, otherwise they would all be mine!
Here are some of my favorite pieces in the shop, plus some pretty unique ones
These Chanel clip ons are to die for. They are quite big too, which makes them even better ( the bigger, the better, right?). For a pretty penny these darling sunhats could be yours!
I am really into Amber right now, so these delight me. These bracelets are so pretty! Did you know Amber is made from sap and if it has bugs or bug wings in it, the piece is instantly worth more?!
I love this necklace and earring set…I imagine a sassy lady like Joan (from Mad Men) wearing it. This tone of green is very bold and striking, surely to stand out among all the other boring jewelry in the room…why blend it, when you were born to stand out?!I love the colors in this set. I want it! But again, I can’t wear earrings, even if they are clip ons. My loss is your gain!
These filigree butterflies are so dreamy and dainty.They are antique and probably quite old….perhaps early 1900s…? I would love for them to be mine…men of the world, are you listening ;)
One of the many sparkly pieces in the shop. I love when jewelry still has its tags attached. This one is from The Hudsons Bay Company. I also love to see what they originally cost!
(sorry this picture is so blurry…still getting used to the camera on my tablet…i guess you just have to come down to the shop to see it in person)
I just love how sparkly this one is, especially when it catches the light…its divine!! Could you imagine pinning this to your jacket or frock for an evening out, or at a wedding, perhaps. It is guaranteed to get you many compliments, and what lady wouldn’t want that?
Swish has a beautiful collection of crystal pieces, that glitter in the sunlight. I love the two-string necklaces, like the one below; they are so elegant and feminine.
This black three string necklace is one I have been lusting after; it’s in near perfect condition and cost but a few pennies ( well more than that, but it is priced quite low). I love anything black, so vintage + black is a total win in my books. Plus it has that iridescent, mirror ball quality…its not just black, but has purple and pink and green!
Swish has plenty of darling brooches, some with matching earrings. I love this daisy cluster, which is pretty 60s. And the gold tone flower is one of my favorites! The red and black one is a great rockabilly piece; I could see it on a cardigan and blouse for a night out dancing! All three are in excellent condition and very affordable. Swish is a place where everyone, in every price range can shop, and find something they cheerish.
Some of the unique and interesting pieces in the shop include this set of bracelets made of elephant tail hair! Apparently, Elephants scratch themselves against trees and their tail hair gets caught and falls off; so if this is correct, these bracelets are cruelty free, which is amazing!
Swish also has this pin made of Moose hair…how bizarre!
And one for the Disney lovers, like me…isn’t he just the cutest!
So, what do you think of this snippet of the collection at Swish?!
What’s your favorite piece of vintage jewelry?