Vintage Chic: Edwardian and Art Deco Glam

13 August 2007

This woman came into the jewelry store today and she was all in a huff. She wanted to buy a gift for her niece, but she’d been from store to store all up and down Madison Avenue and hadn’t found a thing. Why? She didn’t like the new bangles.

“Two hundred dollars for a piece of plastic?” she said. I wanted to tell her that the bracelets aren’t made of plastic and that they’re fierce (haha, one of my Tyra moments). But I didn’t want to blow the sale. My store doesn’t sell those types of pieces (although I wish it did). Instead, we have classy, more vintage-y jewelry. I told her that she could find something fashionable for her niece that was both fashionable and classic.

“The Art Deco and Edwardian looks are hot now,” I told her.

“Oh,” she said. Her whole face lit up. I showed her some really hot pieces, including a platinum and diamond pendant, a pair of diamond earrings and a very cool white gold diamond and sapphire ring. I also showed her a couple of Edwardian style diamond pendants and a gorgeous Edwardian style bracelet with old mine diamonds–I’ve been salivating over that thing ever since it came in. In the end, she bought the ring, and I commended her on a classic choice, though I really wanted her to get that bracelet–the commission would have paid for a trip to Barbados!

Ahh, c’est la vie.


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