Vintage Jewelry / History to Wear

255 Sales


Vintage Jewelry / History to Wear

255 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

JWVintage is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I'm flying off for the winter. Be back with new finds in April.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 30, 2016

I'm flying off for the winter. Be back with new finds in April.

Joan Wilking

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Joan Wilking


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A room with a view.

I live and work overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. To the right of my computer, separated by color, material and some other random attributes, which probably make sense only to me, is my vintage jewelry stash. Every once in a while I look through it, lend or gift pieces to friends or wear some of it myself, although my tastes have become more minimalist... a few pieces of silver that I wear over and over again. I grew up in a family of collectors of a much higher realm. My late uncle was one of New York City's premier dealers for many years. His taste level and pocketbook were way beyond me. 18th century French was never in my league. Instead I fell in love with the little miracles of jewelry made by nameless Czech, Japanese and Mexican craftspeople whose masterful work with glass and ceramic, brass and silver, string and stone never ceases to amaze me. So... It's time to share.


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  • Joan Wilking

    Owner, Curator

    I am a recent refugee from the ad world. For many years I've been an obsessive collector of everything from old postcards to vintage jewelry. Now the results are piling up... literally. I have amassed about 1500 pieces of jewelry from every period from Victorian through Modernist. If you have an interest is something in particular, a color, a style or for a special occasion, just let me know.

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