Vintage Fashion

Ladies platinum and diamond Art Deco wristwatch.

Take time to discover luxury watches

Now is as good a time as any to discuss watches available on online marketplace Ruby Lane. If you think about it, luxury watches are precision-made technical instruments, they’re fashion accessories, and they’re an investment. With more than 2,000 fine and vintage watches to choose from on Ruby Lane, and prices...

This tested 18kt / 22kt gold and red coral hair comb, measuring 3 1/4 by 3 inches, sold for $900 through Austin Auction Gallery. Photo courtesy Austin Auction Gallery

10 Interesting facts about hair combs

1 Examples of primitive combs have been found among the discoveries of archeological digs in all corners of the world, with the earliest reportedly dating back 5,000 years. 2 A Sea Holly hair comb, circa 1900, made of horn, silver, gold, glass, and signed by Rene Lalique, measuring 3 3/4 inches wide by...

Growing Market Alert: Focus on eyewear

Did you know the first examples of eyewear reportedly date back to 13th century Italy? Even though a lot has changed since those early years, eyewear continues to draw looks. Antique Trader contributor Jessica Brown explores the topic of vintage eyewear.