13 September 2013

Top Spot for Vintage Costume Jewellery

Grays has always been historically associated with antique engagement rings and fine period jewellery. However with the addition of new vintage dealer Kitty Verity, Grays now houses the largest collection of luxury costume jewellery in London. Home to five permanent vintage jewellery dealers as well as many showcases brimming with rare pieces, Grays is without a doubt the go-to destination for original designer and rare vintage costume jewellery.

A 1960s Pendant by Pierre Cardin from Linda Bee

Kitty Verity joins expert costume jewellery dealers Gillian Horsup and Linda Bee who between them have been in the business for over 60 years. Both Linda and Gillian have become favourite sources for fashion stylists and they regularly feature in the press. This summer vintage earrings from both dealers’ glittering collections were worn by Kate Moss on the cover of Vogue and Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover of Glamour.

On the ground floor of Grays Mews, Linda Bee’s vibrant pink shop is full of glamorous vintage jewellery including a constantly changing collection of ever collectable Lea Stein brooches. Expect to find bold, statement pieces and oversized jewels from the 1920s to the 1980s.

Downstairs Ting’s Jewellery Box offers affordable pieces from the Victorian, Art Deco and early 20th century periods. Antique lockets are particularly popular as well as colourful paste brooches and 1930s faux pearls. An ideal stop for brides-to-be looking for pretty accessories.

Part of vintage fashion emporium Vintage Modes, and also based in Grays Mews, Gillian Horsup has a vast collection of jewellery with a focus on Art Deco. Find original Egyptian Revival pieces, Bakelite bangles and a dazzling array of accessories from compacts and purses to dainty cigarette holders. Also find key pieces from designers such as Chanel, Balenciaga, Trifari and many more.
1970s Gold Tone Bracelet from Gillian Horsup

Unicorn moved to Grays from Camden Passage five years ago and offers a superb selection of early 20th century jewellery including designer pieces from the likes of Trifari and Miriam Haskell. Unicorn also has a large selection of colourful Bakelite bangles and fashionable 1980s cocktail jewellery on trend for this Autumn.
A Chunky 1980s Bracelet by Access Ocean Paris from Kitty Verity

Kitty Verity, at just 22 years old, has wisely started her business in the right place. Surrounded by experienced dealers to offer guidance and with a superb eye for style Kitty offers sought-after pieces discerningly sourced from renowned jewellery houses including Christian Dior, Chanel, Boucher and Miriam Haskell.  Find extraordinary jewellery in her new shop from the Victorian era through to the 1990s.

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