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This Month’s JewelMint Acquisitions

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I joined JewelMint a few months back, with pieces designed by Kate Bosworth and Cher Coulter. So far, I have been very happy with my monthly acquisitions. I picked up today the indulgent cocktail ring and pair of mod square bangles below for just $19.99, thanks to a Memorial Day coupon code. Visit jewelmint.com to see their full collection. Keep in mind, they are constantly adding new looks, so even if you don’t see something you love one month, you’ll probably see three you love the next month. At least that has been my experience thus far.

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Written by Verdell

May 28, 2012 at 12:15 am

Oscars VIP Gift Bag

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For the next 48 hours, JewelMint is offering an Academy Awards®-themed “Mystery Gift Bag” for $29.99. The bag will include at least two JewelMint best-selling pieces (which are normally $29.99 each), plus you could receive additional JewelMint pieces, beauty products, gifts cards, and other mystery items, including a white gold diamond bracelet worth $5k. Click on the image below or visit JewelMint.com to see the 0ffer.

Written by Verdell

February 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Whisky Girl

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I’m a whisky girl. Are you? This pair of earrings features antique brass backings and textile taken from a vintage novel. Click on the image below to visit the seller’s etsy storefront. $13.

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February 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Midnight Soiree Cocktail Ring

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My new favorite cocktail ring features a giant olivine glass cabochon stone on a textured antiqued gold-plated base. $29.99 on jewelmint.com. I received 60 percent off my first purchase when I signed up.

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January 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Vintage Cuff Links

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I love vintage cuff links, especially when paired with an oversized ruffle-front tuxedo shirt over leggings, so you can imagine my delight as I passed by Dustmuffin today and saw these beauties in the window. Dustmuffin’s proprietors are so friendly and have an infectious enthusiasm that isn’t too sales pushy. They’re also quite knowledgeable. For example, I was told that the 1950s-era tropical cuff links below were hand painted and the iridescent effect inside was created using morpho butterfly wings. If you look closely you can see the veins. Fascinating! This is particularly rare nowadays as ripping the wings off of butterflies to make jewelry is somewhat frowned upon.

I also picked up the vintage aurora borealis cuff links below, which are quite stunning. The giant cocktail stones are perfect for women who love to wear french cuffs. Both of these sets of vintage cuff links were under $20 each. And they have more too. I might go back later for the 1960s-era red enamel cuff links I saw in the window.

Dustmuffin isn’t a vintage store, but they do carry some lovely vintage pieces and handmade jewelry made from re-purposed vintage stones, etc. It’s a great local shop to buy gifts. Definitely stop in if you’re in the neighborhood. Dustmuffin is located at  3517 W. Sunset in Silver Lake, 90026.

This One Goes To Eleven

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To commemorate 11/11/11, I found eleven cool things featuring the number eleven in some form. Enjoy.

Buy three sets of these corduroy plushies to make a triptych. Made by plushteam on etsy. $45 for two ones or for one eleven.

The “Ultimate Casino Royale Party on a Stick” 11-piece kit from LittleRetreats on etsy. $37.25.

Upcycled necklace made from 11 vintage metal buttons by objectsandsubjects on etsy. $16.

The Eagle has landed! Drink your way back to 1969 with this Apollo Eleven “Moonshot” glass. Current bid on eBay $7.99.

Golden blue necklace with 11 seed bead hoops on an 11-inch chain from HumbleElegance on etsy. $20.

The “11 o’clock Clock” from CyberMoon on etsy. $17.

The “Eleven” necklace on a matte copper chain with 11 rounded, diamond-shaped beads. Made by madebyscarlet on etsy. $16.

Eleven vintage lavender and rhinestone shank buttons from beautifulliving on etsy. $9.95.

Eleven hand-forged gold filled bars hanging from a 14k gold filled chain, from lilyja on etsy. $59.

The “Space Halo Orbiter,” or an 11-strand crocheted necklace/scarf from gogogorobot on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1940s eleven-strand necklace from baublesbeads on etsy. $19.

Vintage Clampers

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I have a predilection for vintage clampers, those hinged bracelets that rely on the tension from the hinge to stay closed (although some have clasps as well). Vintage clampers can be found in just about every material imaginable: Bakelite, Lucite, plastic, silvertone, enamel, celluloid. Some are abstract, Art Deco, or Art Nouveau, some even come in animal shapes. Some are flashy and rhinestone encrusted and some are mod and minimalist. I love them all.

As one can imagine, there are hundreds of vintage clampers on eBay and etsy, but we saved you the trouble of wading through all the junk. Below are some of the best clamper bracelets we found this week. Click on each image to see the listing.

Vintage 1950s pink Lucite clamper from griffincat on etsy. $6.99.

One of my favorite vintage jewelry makers. A very collectible, signed Sarah Coventry silvertone clamper bracelet. Current bid on eBay $9.99.

Huge rhinestone encrusted leopard head clamper from TheVintageAngel on etsy. $54.40.

Vintage 1980s red enamel and gold metal clamper from popgoesmyvintage on etsy. $25.

Vintage silver plated crystal rhinestone hinged bracelet from VermontJewelryShop on etsy. $22.

Another one of my favorite vintage jewelry makers. A vintage Trifari clamper in a creamy enamel and goldtone from GillyLynn on etsy. $18.

Vintage 1970s Givenchy lucite clamper bracelet. Current bid on eBay $74.99.

Vintage aurora borealis rhinestone and faux pearl buckle clamper. Current bid on eBay $34.95.

Vintage 1960s two-tone Lucite clamper bangles. This auction is for the blue one, but the seller has more. These are new old stock. Very mod. Current bid on eBay $20.72.

Vintage figural cat bracelet in blue enamel with rhinestones and glass eyes. Signed “Ciner.” Current bid on eBay $104.99.

Vintage black Bakelite clamper with large rhinestones. Current bid on eBay $9.99.

Vintage Trifari brushed gold leaf clamper from VintageGypsies on etsy. $32.

Very wide and striking green and goldtone clamper bangle from duSayeJewelry on etsy. $35.

Vintage 1940s to 1950s thermoplastic with pave set rhinestones clamper bracelet and matching clip-on earrings. Signed by Weiss, highly collectible. Current bid on eBay $150.

Vintage embossed brass buckle clamper from terrasouljewelry on etsy. $59.

Vintage 1950s black Lucite clamper bangle from ANTIQUEANDVINTAGE on etsy. $24.97.

Vintage goldtone clamper from EyeCandyAntiques on etsy. $18.

Vintage chunky cabochon, multi-hinged, brass filigreed clamper from PattycakesPlunder on etsy. $65.

Vintage modernist geometric design clamper from Moderra on etsy. $5.

Vintage chunky and super shiny red orange clamper bracelet from mooivintage on etsy. $32.