Fantasy Jewelry- A Mini Gem Fairy Tale

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    Enamel Fantasy Dragon Brooch Charming enamelled 18K fantasy dragon brooch with multicolored transluscent enamels. Beautifully designed with a small ruby. Made in Italy, ca. 1970’s via 1stdibs The Néréide Brooch The Néréide Brooch depicts a yellow and white diamond pavé sea nymph holding a 7-carat peach-hued spinel, emulating a fantasy figure from Atlantis […]

Coppola e Toppo Jewelry-Vintage Beaded Masterpiece Theater

Coppola e Toppo Jewelry

For those unfamiliar with Coppola e Toppo Jewelry, it is the pièce de résistance (or pezzo forte in Italiano) in Vintage Costume Jewelry.  The creme de la creme, the equivalent to Vintage Emilio Pucci and Valentino Couture. Their jewelry is some of the most revered and insanely collectible pieces to have ever emerged from the Costume […]

Boucheron, Lauren Adriana, and a Sunny Yellow Diamond Side of Harry Winston

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A literal jewelry smorgasbord of Haute Picks for your Monday!  Enjoy, as all of these precious gems are drop dead gorgeous!!!  First up is the almighty Boucheron!!! Isola Bella Necklace by Boucheron part of their Dolce Riviera Collection, 2011 Boucheron Isola Bella necklace with rubellite and tourmaline beads, yellow sapphires, emeralds and spessartite garnets, rubies, pink […]

Vintage Cocktail Rings-Costume Jewelry Glamour Show

Collection of Vintage Cocktail Rings, Haute Tramp's Personal Treasure Trove

As a vintage costume jewelry collector, I’ve always had a weakness for Vintage Cocktail Rings. Huge over the top obnoxious jeweled rings that make a statement. They always seem to call out at me and I just can’t resist. It’s a problem but a great one to have in my bold sparkly opinion. Cocktail rings […]

The Great Gatsby, Tiffany & Co. Jewelry, and All that Jazz

The Great Gatsby Jewelry

Just in case you live under an entertainment rock, The Great Gatsby premieres today, starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Tobey Mcguire, and Carey Mulligan.  Based on its literary namesake, the Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald was published in 1927 and takes place in 1922 during the Roaring Twenties:  A term sometimes used to refer to the 1920s, characterizing the decade’s […]

Outside the Jewelry Box – Inspiration for the Days when Life doesn’t Sparkle

For many of us, happiness comes with tradeoffs. Loving your kids, your spouse, your in-laws and the guy who delivers your paper in the bushes every week can be hard. On some days they’re barely noticeable and on others they’re day-ruining acts of evil and we have to remind ourselves that while it rains and makes the roads slick it also makes the trees and the flowers and the earth grow. Living a fulfilling life and finding daily inspiration can be hard to find until we realize that we may just need a change in perspective.

Gorgeous Cocktail Rings from the Fine Jewelry Side

Amethyst, Diamond and Turquoise Flower Ring

Cocktail Rings are the ultimate in your face, see my gorgeous sparkles on thy digit piece of jewelry one could have besides a 30 carat diamond. They are the power house in your jewelry wardrobe. Even though I am a huge vintage costume jewelry devotee that certainly doesn’t mean one can’t relish and admire the […]

Quick and Easy Cinco De Mayo Guacamole and Tortilla Chips Recipe- Sí for Yourself!!!

Cinco de Mayo Guacamole and Tortilla Chips Recipe

Even though I live, eat, and breathe vintage jewelry all day every day, it just doesn’t cut it when it comes to satisfying any sort of hunger pangs.  When it comes to food, I’d have to say I love anything Latin American related as it’s the food I grew up on.   My mom is […]

Picture Perfect DIY Jewelry Organizer & Display

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If you’re like us you’ve got a lot of accessories and short of moving your bed into the closet, space can be tight! What we have for you this week is called the Picture-Perfect Jewelry Organizer & Display and addresses the need to show off those fabulous pieces while protecting and organizing them. Total cost: […]

Welcome to the Haute Tramp Studio Blog!!!!

Haute Tramp Studio

Hello World and Welcome to the Haute Tramp Studio Blog!! My name is Alexis and I’m the Head Maven over here at Haute Tramp.  I am a vintage jewelry designer, a huge vintage costume jewelry collector and a huge vintage bead collector. Actually that is a semi-understatement, I live in a life sized jewelry box, […]