I started off in 1998 (eons ago) trying to fix one old broken brooch... now I have over a million rhinestones and buy boxes of broken and forgotten brooches and try to restore them to their original beauty. I purchase my rhinestones in bulk, usually in their original packaging, so I know where they came from and how old they are. I love the pre-1950 Swarovski and Precosia Rhinestones. Their colors are beautiful, consistent and the sizing is exact.
I try to use only Swarovski, Precosia and machine cut rhinestones - they are the most brilliant and give you the best sparkle. I will occasionally buy TTC (table tin cut is of lesser quality) stones if it's an outstanding color but will always mention that in the listing.
When possible, I pick up rare colors and styles that haven't been made for 60-70 years. These beauties are a rare…
- Joined November 9, 2010
Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Victorian and Edwardian era brooches and dress clips, 1940s and 50s era scatter pins, Mid Century Modern brooches and pins, Vintage Swarovski, Precosia Rhinestones and vintage filigrees