This Egyptian Revival bedazzling jeweled brooch circa the 19th century is one of those pieces that makes your eyes pop out of your head with excitement….at least mine did! Wow!!!!!!

Walk like an Egyptian Revival Pharaoh Brooch by Carlo Giuliano

Highly Important Egyptian Revival Pharaoh Portrait Brooch by Carlo Giuliano recognized to be arguably the most significant 19th century Egyptian Revival jewel.

An important Egyptian-Revival Giuliano Pharaoh head brooch, the brooch centred with a Pharoah enamelled en ronde bosse wearing a headdress of old-mine and rose-cut diamonds surmounted by a cushion-shaped ruby, flanked by a pair of white enamel horses, their fanciful costumes including plumes and collars in polychrome champleve and cloisonne enamel, anchored by lotus blossoms, bells and three pendant pearls, signed C.G for Carlo Giuliano, with original fitted leather case signed C. Giuliano, gross weight 33.2 grams, circa 1865-1895, via 1stdibs


Possibly the coolest pearl ring, EVER!!!!


{Daily Jewel} Pearl Diamond Gold Tremble Ring

18K Gold Tremble Ring with Yellow South Sea Pearl

4.70 ct.’s of G Color, VS Quality Diamonds

Set all over the ring including the flexible leaves surrounding the center pearl and on the flexible gold covering your finger

Below is a close-up and yes… moves!!! I think it is so much fun!



I absolutely love Oscar de la Renta just about anything, from his couture gowns to amazing heels, that man was born to design and his jewelry was no exception. This necklace is to die for!!!! I want it! And of course it is sold. This is the type of piece that I would buy for me.

As a vintage costume jewelry buyer for Haute Tramp, I rarely purchase jewels for myself. For one, I can't get attached to anything and two, my personal collection is already pretty large so unless I have a social schedule like that of Michele Obama or Princess Kate, I could never wear it all in 5 lifetimes.

And yes, I do tend to rock a crazy huge cocktail ring even if I'm just going out to get a birthday card at CVS, because in the world of costume jewelry, IT IS ABOUT HAVING FUN! Would I wear this amazing vintage Oscar necklace to CVS? Why not? In all honesty, I wouldn't put it past myself.

I LOVE SPARKLY THINGS, especially vintage sparkly things, they make me happy. When I feel good on the inside, I feel positive, and therefore emit positive energy and the world can always use more positive energy. The more positive energy the more I tend to make people happy, the more happy the better. Basically my epic plan for world peace is for the whole world to sparkle and light up like giant vintage Swarovskis….and then “BAM”, just like that world peace!!!

So I give you one Vintage Oscar de la Renta Crystal Sparkly Collar aka possible catalyst to world peace.


{Vintage Costume Jewelry Love} Runway Vintage Oscar de la Renta Clear Crystal Necklace


Runway Vintage Oscar de la Renta Clear Crystal Necklace

Happy Friday!!! On Monday I'll be blogging all about the gorgeous jewels on the Red Carpet!!


How can you not smile after seeing this guy!!! I love him, then again I'm a big fan of all big jolly Buddhas!:). Now the fact that you can wear him too and whenever you need a boost of happy, just look at him!

{Daily Jewel} 1960s Happy Buddha Brooch

1960s Happy Buddha Coral Sapphire Diamond Gold Brooch

Buddha means “awakened one” in Sanskrit and defines someone who has realized enlightenment and inner peace. This happy retro Buddha brooch, circa 1960, symbolizes those individuals who have ultimately found the best in life! With a hand carved coral face sporting the widest of smiles and 18K yellow gold monastic robes, complete with diamond sleeves and sapphire buttons, the Buddha reminds us that contentment can, too, be ours! The whimsical happy Buddha is only 1 1/2″ tall, but he is so packed with goodness that he is a larger than life wardrobe accessory.



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It is no secret that I am a die hard Damiani admirer, maybe because they are a little on the edge of the fine jewelry world.  Their designs look as if they could be costume because they are that wild at times.  Damiani, if you ever decide to do a fun costume jewelry line, I’d buy it all and then some.  Oh how I love thee!!!  These Springtime earrings are bursting in color and gemstones!!! I want them for sure!!!Damiani Springtime Earrings, daily jewel

Springtime earrings, gold, diamonds, pink sapphires, peridots, tourmaline, citrine quartzes


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The Color of Love!!! This Chopard ring is OH so much Better than chocolates!!

Chopard 18K white gold inlaid ruby ​​rose ring

Chopard 18K white gold inlaid ruby ​​rose ring

These earrings are simply DIVINE!!!!!  They would be absolutely smashing with just about any Elie Saab gown, just sayin':)!!

{Daily Jewel}Emerald Earrings by Carla Amorim, via Haute Tramp

Emerald Earrings by Carla Amorim