Monday, March 10, 2014

Want: Vintage Jewelry Via The House Of Lavande


Before The House Of Lavande launched their own jewelry collection in 2012 they were known as dealers in high-end vintage jewelry (I will not use the word "curators", I promise).  They still locate and sell gorgeous older pieces, some signed by designers, others-- like the Victorian necklace above-- from unknown makers. I adore and collect vintage jewelry, and can spend half a day browsing their site and admiring the baubles. Of course, you pay a premium when someone else is scouring flea markets and estate sales for you, so don't expect any bargains among these treasures.  Right now I'm coveting this brass necklace. $548, houseoflavande.com.

4 comments:

  1. If I didn't adore you already, I would now - for your restraint in not going down the "curator" road. Thank you for having high linguistic and aesthetic standards. And that necklace is indeed beautiful.

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  2. "(I will not use the word "curators", I promise)" Ha! I see I'm not the only one horrified by what has become of this word and concept. Thanks for avoiding it. :)

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  3. Have you ever visited Deco Jewels on Thompson Street in NYC? They have a fabulous collection of vintage costume jewelry (and not just Deco, although that's my weakness). Not cheap, but they only sell the gooooood stuff.

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  4. That is a beautiful necklace but so out of budget. I can enjoy it from afar at least! :)

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