Category Archives: Costume Jewelry

My Necklace Is Bone, Not Ivory!

Hello Bling Lovers,  I am so grateful to the Jewel Collect members who took their time and helped me identify the material used in my carved vintage necklace. I know it is bone and not ivory. There are no ivory beads … Continue reading

Posted in Costume Jewelry, Vintage Bone Jewelry, Vintage Ivory Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Vintage Silver | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Jewelry Books – Researching Value and Identity of Your Jewels

Hello Bling Lovers! I continue to read and read. I visit  other jewelry collector and seller’s sites. I have been on Amazon looking for books to help me understand my Bling aka Vintage Jewelry. I am so confused, but I know … Continue reading

Posted in Costume Jewelry, Ebay, Etsy, Juliana Costume Jewelry, Marketing Collectibles, Selling Vintage Jewelry, Uncategorized, Vintage Collectibles, Vintage Rhinestone Jewelry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Photographing Jewelry

Hello Bling Lovers,   One way to show people your bling, is to photograph them. If you have a web-store like I do, berniesvintage.com, you need pictures to sell your jewelry and collectibles.  I don’t know about you but I have … Continue reading

Posted in Costume Jewelry, Photographing Jewelry, Scanning Jewelry, Vintage Rhinestone Jewelry | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Silver Cleaning Revisited

Hello Fellow Bling Lovers,   This morning JC members have been sending messages about jewelry cleaning. They value patina. One member mentioned damage done to a piece by using Tarn-X. I had to add my thoughts.  I know I am new … Continue reading

Posted in Costume Jewelry, Evening Purses, Silver ID & Cleaning, Vintage Collectibles, Vintage Silver | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rhinestone Cleaning

Hello Bling Lovers, Cleaning rhinestones restores the brilliance of the stones. It can take a dull piece and make it a show stopper. I have been putting all of my vintage rhinestone jewelry into a mild jewelry cleaner, brushing the … Continue reading

Posted in Cleaning Rhinestone Jewelry, Costume Jewelry, Vintage Rhinestone Jewelry | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Jewel Collect Forum – A Great Resource

Hello Bling Lovers, Did I mention I love bling.  Just love the sparkle and glitter of rhinestones and old jewelry of just about any type. This blog is a place to share my journey, learning about the many collectibles I have. … Continue reading

Posted in Costume Jewelry, Vintage Rhinestone Jewelry | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment