Archive for Give Aways and offers
Interested in a bargain? Ive put a few items of vintage jewellery up for sale on eBay with no reserve and a starting auction price of 0.99p. These auctions will run for a week starting today February 20 1011.
The three items currently are:
3 arts and crafts the guild buttons
These all measures about 3.5 cms diameter.
Condition: one of these has the fittings for a belt buckle A second was once a brooch but the pin is missing. The third would have been a hatpin but the pin is missing. Please do get in touch with me if you would like to see a reverse picture
A very unusual piece of Masonic jewellery which could be worn as a pendant or as a fob. This is silver gilt, silver with a gold coloured wash to give the appearance of gold. The reverse of this pendant / fob is fully hallmarked and the hallmarks date to 1976.
The center of the fob carries the Masonic emblem picked out in blue enamel. It measures about 2.5 cms wide . Currently this is attached to a matching silver chain which measures about 45 cms long. This piece of jewellery is quite substantial piece weighing about 12 grams.
Generally in excellent condition there is one pin prick nick to the enamel right at the point of the left hand side compass. This does not go all the way through the enamel and so it still displays as blue.
I have more photos available so please do get in touch if you are interested
The makers initials J.W.T are also impressed in the reverse. The reverse is plain other than the makers mark and hallmarks. This fob comes complete with O ring as you see in the picture.
There’s a real treat for Vintage Jewellery lovers over at antiquesavenue. I’ve a few special lots of genuine vintage costume jewellery available at bargain wholesale prices.
All of these lots of jewellery are packed full of genuine vintage jewellery. Currently there is one lot of brooches and several lots of glass necklaces and I will be adding a few more collections over the coming weeks.
Please note all of my vintage jewellery collections are offered at a bargain price however I have not cleaned up the pieces, I am sending them out exactly as I have received them and you may wish to give them a gentle clean before wearing. The pieces are all quite wearable Eg catches and clasps working and no missing stones however there is likely to be minor signs of age as they are all genuinely vintage pieces of jewellery.
Lets take a look at one of these lots:
These necklaces are from a lifetimes collection of genuine vintage costume jewellery I have recently purchased and I have so many pieces I have decided to offer some of them in lots. In this lot you have a silver filigree necklace, crystal necklaces a couple of lavalier type pendants and a glass backed locket with filigree front. You get exactly the items shown in the pictures
Condition: all items are wearable however I am sending these out as I received them and they have not been cleaned. There will be a very small amount of wear as these are genuine vintage necklaces from circa 1930s to 1950s. All the stones and pearls you can see are glass.
It looks like the world will be going football mad in a few days. For a whole month the TV will be filled with football but what about all of us who find it a pointless waste of time and want to run as soon as we hear the start of the commentary? Vintage Jewellery lovers I’ve got some alternatives for you.
Now is the time to buy
As someone who has been buying Vintage and Antique items for many many years I would say that during the world cup will be a great time to buy Vintage Jewellery as I believe prices will be lower then. Prices are traditionally lower on eBay during the Summer than in the Winter for Antique and Vintage items. Add in an event like the world cup and you have a real opportunity for a bargain.
I will be looking on eBay for items ending during the England matches. Few will be buying during that time and auctions will end low. Similarly with real life auctions and antique fairs, those held on world cup days are likely to be poorly attended by buyers and it is your chance to grab the goodies.
Learn something new
Time on your hands whilst your friends and partners are watching TV? What a great opportunity to learn something more about your favourite area of Vintage Jewellery or other antiques.
There are some great books or research on the Internet. Personally I will use any spare time to find out more about Designer Jewellery especially the Scandinavian silver designers and their history. If you are quite new to collecting vintage jewellery then perhaps a book on gemstones or one of Millers books on Costume Jewellery .
Websites are also a source of information but they tend to be less in depth than books although much cheaper. There is loads of information here on wwe.antiquesavenue.com if you dig around and use the search box.
Prepare for the selling season
Another way I will be spending this quite time during the football ( yes I expect to have less customers too) is to prepare for the selling season ahead. Sorting and cleaning stock, photographing it and adding as much as I can to antiquesavenue.co.uk. If you are not planning on selling your jewels this year its still an great opportunity to clean your pieces and ensure that they are in good condition.
World Cup Final Discount
So I will be busy avoiding the World Cup by buying jewellery, Learning about it and preparing for the selling season . Everyone else will be having some excitement and so here’s an exciting offer from AntiquesAvenue for all of us who wont be watching the football. If England are in the world cup final I will give a discount of 20% for all orders placed during the World Cup Final Match. That’s a great offer from me as discount days are rare and normally only 10% . Spend the World Cup final with AntiquesAvenue instead. I believe it’s during a Sunday evening and so I will be here on line during that time to answer any questions and help select your discounted Vintage jewellery.
Did you read my article About Cameo Jewellery? I’ve a lovely piece of vintage Cameo Jewellery to give away. This cameo pendant is made of glass and set into gold tone metal and hangs from a sterling silver chain.
This pendant measures about 3.3 cms long and the silver chain is about 38 cms long and is about 40 years old. The picture on this cameo pendant features a classical style lady and is probably a representation of a Greek or Roman Goddess.
Would you like this pendant for your own? I am giving it away and prepared to send it anywhere in the world. Being a piece of vintage jewellery, I only have one of these cameo pendants to give away. The lucky recipient of this pendant will be the person who in my opinion best answers this scentence about my jewllery shop at www.antiquesavenue.co.uk in less than 10 words..
“AntiquesAvenue is the best vintage jewellery site on the Internet because ……..”
Please leave your answer in the comments box of this blog. I will choose a winner by June 10th .
Thanks for your entries and looking forward to picking a winner. Anne
Looking for a piece of antique jewellery or vintage jewellery? Great news Antiquesavenue.co.uk is offering a 10% discount off all orders of £50 or more until Midnight on 21st April.
Just place your order as normal and the discount will be deducted at checkout.
This 10% jewellery discount applies either to one item of £50 or more or multiple smaller items as long as the total is at lest £50
Here are a few pieces of jewellery you could buy using the discount.
Mikimoto pearls are always considered to be the very highest quality cultured pearls and vintage necklaces such as this one are always sought after. This necklace has the Mikimoto makers logo on the silver clasp ( there is even a pearl on the clasp). The pearls are graduated with the smallest at the rear up to the largest at the front measuring about 6 mm. These pearls have a wonderful lustre and are in really wonderful condition. This necklace measures about 60 cms long
A very attractive silver charm bracelet with lots of colour and movement. This charm bracelet dates from 1961 ( the padlock is hallmarked). This bracelet measures 19 cms long and weighs about 56 grams. Included amongst the charms are:
- a vintage airplane, opening beer barrel with drunk inside
- enamel travel shields, a pair of skis
-witch on broomstick, vintage cars
A lovely piece of antique jewellery. This lavalier type pendant is made of 9 carat gold and is set with amethysts and pearls. This pendant hangs from a decorative nine carat gold chain. Th amethyst drop at the base of this Lavaliere separately articulated. The Lavaliere measures about 3.5 cms long and it hands from a chain which measures about 44 cms long.
Vintage Jewellery Sale.
Its that time of year again, after Christmas its traditional that retailers hold a sale and offer their customers a change to grab a bargain. AntiquesAvenue.co.uk is holding a vintage jewellery sale with a difference. Each day until January 10th I will be offering one special piece of vintage or antique jewellery at a low low price. You will be able to find a link to that item at the top of every page on my website during this time so please do check back every day and you might just find something which appeals to you.
Today I have on offer a vintage silver thistle brooch which was originally offered at £26 and is now just £15 including delivery.
Vintage Jewellery News.
Following a bumper Christmas I have been able to source some lovely fresh antique and vintage jewellery for you. This week and next I will be adding an excellent selection of 1970s vintage silver charms, some mid 1900s vintage necklaces and more silver alberts and a couple of fobs.
Also a few more special gold charms. As you must have seen the price of gold has gone orbital recently and so these vintage charms are getting harder and harder to find. Unfortunately many folks are selling their vintage gold jewellery to the scrappers – what a pity. I rescue the pieces of vintage and antique gold jewellery I can but with prices forecast to rise even further I suggest you buy them now too.
That’s all for today – Happy Hunting
AntiquesAvenue is having a one day vintage jewellery sale with 10% off everything in the store. This offer lasts just until midnight tonight ( UK time) so do make the most of this opportunity. This is the first time in two years that such a wide ranging offer has been made , discounts like this dont come along every day.
Perhaps you can pick up a Vintage Jewellery Christmas present or two whilst you are looking around the shop. Last week I wrote about Vintage jewellery as Christmas presents. Here are some lovely old vintage necklaces and bracelets that would make fantastic presents this year.
A very stylish silver bracelet made by Danecraft. Each panel is depicting a flower. The Danecraft makers logo is stamped into the reverse of this bracelet. This piece of vintage jewellery measures about 18.5 cms long and is up to 2 cms wide. It is in very wearable condition
and a red lass stone. This is marked 935, there is also a manufacturers mark which I have not been able to identify. This will be European in origin and is thought to date from circa 1950smarcasitesAn attractive necklace made of 935 silver and set with
Approx Weight: 5.5 grams
A very pretty lavalier style necklace made of fully hallmarked 9 carat gold and dating from 1970s. The flowers are set centrally with a diamond and 2 rubies. It measures 40 cms long plus the depth of about 2 cms
( conversion note: 1 inch = 2.54 cms)
As part of vintage charm week on antiquesavenue I have reduced the price of this vintage silver charm bracelet to just £23 including postage and packaging any where in the world. What a bargain:
- Egyptian Queen
- large letter M
- pair binoculars
- Cross by Nuvo
- Puffed heart ( marked silver)
- Trumpet, bugle or similar instrumentAge: circa 1970s Size:7 inches long
Remember I only have one of these so the early bird catches the worm ( or charm)