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Plastic for the Price of Gold

Posted by Antiques by Anna editor on Sep 3rd 2018

Plastic for the Price of Gold
There were different kinds of “plastics” used in costume jewelry of mid-20th century, no wonder there is a lot of confusion about the difference between the 19th century celluloid, mid-20s - 30s Bakelite or the most popular after the 30s Lucite. Let’s try to find out the difference.CelluloidOne of the first plastics to be used in costume jewelry was celluloid. It was invented by Alexander Parks in 1855 and quickly gained its popularity on th...
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My Personal Costume Jewelry "Bible" List

Posted by Antiques by Anna editor on Aug 29th 2018

My Personal Costume Jewelry "Bible" List
Google made our life easier. The most popular answer to any question nowadays is “Google it”. My husband says it to me only hundred times a day. Twenty years ago we could never imagine the possibilities of getting and working with these many sources of information at the same time. And still, Google doesn’t know it all. For example, about vintage jewelry. Many times I realized that even though this topic is so popular today, somehow it is no...
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Everybody wants to wear Dior

Posted by Antiques by Anna editor on Aug 22nd 2018

Everybody wants to wear Dior
When we talk about history of fashion, one of the first names that comes to our mind is Christian Dior, simply because there would be no fashion as we know it without his genius innovative ideas and his passion for perfection. He broke all the existing stereotypes of boring silhouettes, dull colors and humble outfits and started a revolution of his glamorous and striking designs that couldn’t leave anybody indifferent. He put the woman on a...
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