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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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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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CHANEL: The Jewelry Like No Other

Posted by Antiques by Anna Editor on Aug 17th 2018

CHANEL: The Jewelry Like No Other
The unique personality of Coco Chanel was the key to her vision of vintage jewelry. The iconic themes turned every single item into a masterpiece and reflect the collision of different epochs. There are infinite ways to interpret Chanel collections depending on the period, decade, year or even season. They make it extremely hard to confirm the authenticity of Chanel pieces. No wonder both admirers of vintage jewelry and experienced vintage...
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