Author Archives: Kathy Flood

Vintage blue costume jewelry is this year’s hot new trend

Blue jewelry is often slammed as the domain of yesteryear's little old ladies. Kathy Flood writes the factor of blue in jewels arose as a column subject while trying to purchase an Eisenberg Original ballerina brooch. While you might be able to snag a highly desirable Eisenberg Original sterling mermaid with lemony-citrine stones and...

Oh! Tannenbaum: Verrecchi vintage Christmas tree pins a holiday delight

Influenced by their father's jewelry engraving experience, Alfeo Verrecchi's innovation and his brother Gino's know-how built one of the world's greatest costume jewelry companies. Gem-Craft cemented its history in American costume jewelry thanks in part to their wonderfully diverse line of Christmas tree pins. The Gem-Craft line was a fixture at Bloomingdale's, Marshall Field,...

Exceptional jadeite group featured in inaugural auction

Think Lucille Ball meets Holly Golightly on the Yangtzee – and they sing a duet of “Moon River.” That’s the attitude one Collect.com auction consignor thinks the group of a dozen fine jadeite jewelry pieces should bring to mind for Americans who suspect they could fall in love with jadeite