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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.

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In a Mod Mood

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Also in a cheap mood. So here’s a selection of inexpensive, vintage modernist/abstract jewelry I found on etsy this week. Click on each image to see the full listing.

Vintage 1960s seashell modernist pendant on extra-long 24″ chain from atlasfalcon on etsy. $12.95. New old stock/unworn condition. The seller seems to have a few of these so snap one up now.

Vintage 1960s modernist sculptural necklace from VastVessels on etsy. $34.

Vintage signed Trifari abstract enamel pendant from sirensword on etsy. $12.

A little something for the man in your life. Or for the woman who likes to wear cufflinks (I know I do). Vintage 1970s square wood cufflinks from penorus on etsy. $12.

Vintage stacked milk glass earrings from LisaWitmerCollection on etsy. $8.

Vintage Avon Town and Country faux tortoise necklace from vimvigorvintage on etsy. $12.

Orangey red lucite ring from sirensword on etsy. $3.

Vintage 1970s giant space age pendant on double strand chain from joysshop on etsy. $11.95.

Vintage Sarah Coventry space age seagull brooch from flotisserie on etsy. $10.

I own one of these and it is truly spectacular. Vintage Avon mod pendant on 24″ chain from izzysvintagegarden on etsy. $12.

Vintage Avon modernist pendant on 18″ chain from penorus on etsy. $8.

Vintage copper abstract dangle earrings from thecoppercat on etsy. $8.

Vintage 1970s modernist pendant on triple strands from Holliezhobbiez on etsy. $9.99.

Vintage modernist tic-tac-toe brooch from Cucumberologists on etsy. $12.

Giant vintage mod earrings from smallandmousey on etsy. $12.

Don’t Call It a Statement

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Fashion critics are so in love with “statement” pieces these days (eye roll). It’s not that I don’t believe a hat or a piece of jewelry can make a statement, but putting the word “statement” in front of a noun has become so ubiquitous in fashion magazines and on TV shows that it often refers to a wide range of gaudy sins.

This Fall, don’t try to make a statement with your fashion. Instead, just be yourself and wear what you think is fun and cool. You know what I think is fun and cool? Vintage pendants and necklaces from the 1970s. I particularly covet Lanvin’s lucite pendants from that era. I also love Trifari, Sarah Coventry, Coro, Avon, Miriam Haskell, Napier, Whiting and Davis. Yes, many of the necklaces from this era are chunky, but don’t call it a statement. Don’t call it anything. Just wear it, and when someone begs to know where you got it, that’s when you can make your official statement.

Unfortunately, my jewelry armoire is at capacity at the moment. However, just because I can’t acquire anything new doesn’t mean you have to go without. Here are some of the 1970s-era necklaces I would buy today if I had the storage space. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage Lanvin signed necklace and earring set from ChicDeuxChic on etsy. $595.

Vintage 1970s “key party” pendant from Elsewind on etsy. $24.

Vintage 1977 Givenchy necklace with geometric pendant from gathersalot on etsy. $147.

Vintage Trifari white lucite necklace from mooivintage on etsy. $79.

Vintage 1970s egg shaped pendant necklace from lapoubellevintage on etsy. $24.

Vintage Trifari cream and green spinner necklace from mooivintage on etsy. $225.

Vintage 1970s Napier lucite choker from PRELOVEVINTAGE on etsy. $39.99.

Vintage Trifari black and silver enamel necklace from mooivintage on etsy. $59.

Vintage 1970s Avon Town and Country (I love that name) tortoise shell pendant by nickandnessies on etsy. $24.

Vintage Trifari modernist necklace and earrings from mooivintage on etsy. $99.

Vintage 1970s Whiting & Davis gold mesh bib necklace from stilettogirl on etsy. $62.

Vintage Egyptian revival enamel pendant from theCollectedCollage on etsy. $55.

Leos! Vintage 1970s lion head pendant with amber foiled cabochons for eyes from twinheartsvintage on etsy. $46.

Vintage (unsigned) 1970s Egyptian-inspired choker from bigyellowtaxivintage on etsy. $45.

Vintage 1970s white enamel and gold tone modernist pendant from fmvintage on etsy. $22.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Crown Trifari “waterfall” necklace. Same necklace (different color) Meryl Streep wore in The Devil Wears Prada. $39 on eBay.