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Friday, 28 September 2012

Victorian Splendor

Astra Brooch

Royal jewelry is always a hot topic – Just what is Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge wearing? Well she is following in a long line of distinguished royals wearing simply elegant pieces (brooches mainly) that set the standard for sophistication.


Victorian Silver Sigma Necklace
The brooch is a common design element in the royal wardrobe because it pairs so well with classic the lines of dress suits, pencil dresses and any evening wear. Look through photos of Royals of the past century and see Princess Elizabeth, the Queen and dignitaries all wearing vintage brooches.


Victorian Revival Brooch

Antique Bow Brooch

Pick up on the Royal style and find a classic brooch or necklace that will highlight your own wardrobe, giving it a royal finishing touch. Our shop is full of elegant Victorian pieces that will give you a taste of Royal style.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Truly Vintage

Vintage Ring

With so many designers copying antique and vintage jewelry it is sometimes hard to find the real gems among the fakes. At The Old Junk Trunk we do the sorting for you, finding you the best treasures from the past to adorn your current fashions. 

With over 20 years of experience in antiques and estate buying, we find only the best pieces to offer you treasures that are not only beautiful today, but will be just as graceful on your daughters garments twenty years from now.



Spanish Brooch
That is the true beauty of vintage jewelry – it is beautiful on every generation. Vintage pieces are the perfect heritage gifts, treasures you know will get passes with loving care within your family.


German Brooch and Earrings
Vintage becomes a part of your wardrobe easily, highlighting the uniqueness of your fashion personality by complimenting current styles. Classic never goes out fo style.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Vintage Hat, Union Made, A1 673575, United Hatter Cap, Light Blue Flowers, Pink Feathers. - $30.00

A beautiful Old Vintage / Antique union made hat with dark pink feathers, and light blue flowers covering the head piece, very pretty. In lovely vintage condition. Please have a look at my pictures for a better understanding of what is listed.

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Roseville Magnolia Handled Vase, marked Roseville USA 95-10, terracotta and teal urn. - $220.00

Lovely soft terracotta browns and teal, magnolia blossoms in white and pink, great condition, 10.25"h.



$220 OBO

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Fenton Vaseline Glass Candle Holders, Compote, Vase, Lemon Lime Custard Satin Glass. - $60.00

Beautiful stamped Fenton, Lemony Lime Satin Vaseline Glass, Lovely condition no chips or cracks. These are all about 5" tall. The vase depicts a lovely bird scene with leaves all over the vase, the candle holders have lots of tiny flowers all over, it was hard to pick up on the camera but if you look really close you may see.

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D&E Juliana Brooch, Emerald Green, Aurora Borealis Rhinestone Jewelry. Designer - $80.00

A spectacular D&E Juliana Brooch with stunning deep emerald green and aurora borealis rhinestones with just a hint of green. Rhodium plated setting. Figure 8 pooling. In Great condition with no wear ot missing stones. 3"long

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Delizza & Elster Juliana Rhinestone Brooch and Earring Set, Red Easter Eggs, Fall Fabulous Demi Parure. - $125.00

Wow, This Juliana set is amazingly beautiful with high definition sparkly stones, in dark rich chocolate browns, amber aurora borealis, large cabochons and givre glass made to look like actual stones.Small bead accents, please have a look at the pics, in great condition. Brooch 2" - Earrings 1"

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D&E Juliana Brooch, Emerald Green, Aurora Borealis Rhinestone Jewelry. Designer - $80.00

A spectacular D&E Juliana Brooch with stunning deep emerald green and aurora borealis rhinestones with just a hint of green. Rhodium plated setting. Figure 8 pooling. In Great condition with no wear ot missing stones. 3"long

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Amazing Vintage Rhinestone Austrian Brooch, Sapphire and Light Blue Rhinestones. 1940,Tear drop, High End. - $75.00

A Gorgeous Austrian Brooch in the shape of a tear drop with beautiful quality light blue and deep dark blue stones, in great condition, with no wear or missing stones, Rhodium plated setting. Main stone is open back.

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25% OFF (Jewelry Sale) Rare Victorian Necklace, Copper, Bib, Opal Heart gemstone, Hungarian. - $180.00

A very pretty Victorian Necklace consisting of Copper Plated handcrafted piece work, each copper track has been place carefully along two rows of copper chain, creating a railroad type effect, attached to the center is a beautiful hand stamped pendant which holds an opal heart. Has minimal wear in the back, Amazing at 15" long opened.

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25% OFF (Jewelry Sale) RARE Antique Handpainted Venetian Cake Beads, Glass Art with Silver Beads. - $125.00

A very lovely Necklace consisting of antique venetian beads, Beautifully handpainted little treasures, Elegant light blue glass trimmed in White Painted Stripes and a Golden Copper thicker strip, little beads of pored glass set off the finishing touches to these beads, accompanied by silver beads and silver plated circle findings, some wear on the little circles, but as an antique venetian bead necklace, I would say ...

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25% OFF (Jewelry Sale) 925 Silver, Victorian Pendant, Art Nouveau, Filagree Locket with Marcasites and Amethyst. Antique Pendant. - $75.00

Elegant Antique Victorian Open work Filigree Locket. Stamped 925 and Accented with real natural amethyst and Marcasites. A Rare and Collectable piece. Opens up to put a picture inside. Measures 1.25" long. Good Condition, all working parts, Beautiful.

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Friday, 14 September 2012

Celebrity Style – the Comeback Brooch

Edwardian

With all the beautiful jewelry a celebrity can get ahold of, why choose a brooch to pair with an evening gown? Because of it’s simple elegance!  Check out the latest runways to see stars like Jessica Biel, Salma Hayek, Christina Ricci & even Batman’s Anna Hathaway to see stunning brooches pair with elegant eveningwear.


Maple Leaf
The fact is a neck is far too beautiful a thing to cover all the time with necklaces and a brooch offers you a chance to wear a stunning piece of jewelry and show off your graceful neck at the same time. We have several to choose from over at the Junk Trunk. 
Oak Leaf
Choose a brooch carefully to highlight your personality – think about comfortable size and positioning. If you are wearing a brooch at your waste you can get away with a larger piece than if you are wearing it along a thin strap of an evening gown. Also consider vintage over reproductions – the biggest difference you will find is sparkle – vintage is made to throw the light, unlike reproductions made of acrylics.
Victorian




Friday, 7 September 2012

An Evening Out


When you don’t need to carry the kitchen sink in your purse or haul around a diaper bag – try a clutch. Vintage clutches pair well with evening wear as a focal piece and are worn almost like jewelry.

Pick a purse that matches your personality from vintage needlepoint like our tapestry scenehandbag lined with gorgeous scarlet interior. Or try something a bit more luxurious feeling like the scarlet velvet of our Burgundy Jazz clutch.

If you are looking for the perfect finishing touch to your wedding ensemble, you might want to check out our Vintage Asian beaded Purse in white. And speaking of weddings…the perfect gift for your new mother-in-law might just be a vintage clutch of her own – like our gold leaf designer bag – made in England.