ONLINE SHOP FOR VINTAGE COSTUME JEWELLERY AND ACCESSORIES 


www.bagthejewels.co.uk is the online shop of Caroline Henney Vintage Costume Jewellery and Accessories. 

Let me introduce myself.  For my whole life, as far back as I can remember, I have adored costume jewellery and bags.  At the age of three, I had my very own handbag and my first bead necklace!   The handbag was white and the beads were a string of pearl pop-it-beads! Do you remember pop-its? Well they were all the rage in the 1960's and from time-to-time I hope to be able to offer some for sale here. 

My business has grown out of a love for vintage costume jewellery. It is just so good to have something slightly different from the rest of the crowd! For the past 20 years I have bought and sold Vintage Costume Jewellery through my units in Antiques on High at 85 High Street, Oxford and Yarnton Antiques Centre, Oxford. I can also be seen at various local antique fairs and markets and also at London vintage fashion fairs. 

Highlights of the past have included selling some of my art deco jewellery and evening purses to the team behind TV's successful Poirot series and some 1950's costume jewellery and accessories to TV's Marple and the BAFTA winning Costume team for Parade's End. It is so satisfying to view your finds on screen.  Another link, this time with Hollywood, was when artist, Lorraine Berkshire-Roe created my logo for me - Wow! The result was the bag the jewels lady! She's a bit like Audrey Hepburn mixed with Wilma Flintstone: both glamorous jewellery wearers, well known for their rocks! 

I collect bakelite, celluloid and early plastic bangles and Lucite brooches and am a member of the Plastics Historical Society,  who have an informative website and very good publications for all those who prefer their jewellery to be made of Bakelite and think that Plastic is Fantastic! I have a small collection of Vintage Powder Compacts and find that the British Compact Collectors' Society is a great resource for all things "Vintage Vanity". I also belong to The Bead Society of Great Britain who publish excellent magazines full of good stuff for all us bead-lovers. As well as producing information about Venetian glass beads, trade beads, amber and semi-precious beads, etc., the  members of the Society share their knowledge about antique beadwork and making your own beaded jewellery too. Just go to my 'LINKS' to get to any of these groups.

I  love art deco diamante and 1950s paste jewels. I have a passion for Scandinavian silver jewellery,especially the enamels; adore old Victorian jet and vulcanite and can't resist the signed American costume jewellery of the 1940's and 1950's.  There are one or two contemporary jewellery designers whose work I covet , so I also like new jewellery.

I like the quirky and unusual. I like things to be in good wearable, condition and I don't like people having to pay a fortune for their costume jewellery because there is just no fun in that!  Costume jewellery should be fun to wear, collect and gift!  If you agree shop with me!

Here are some comments received from my customers, thank you all for them and please remember that I am happy to receive enquires about vintage jewellery and to help in any way I can.
 

THANK YOU TO ALL THE LOVELY CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE BOTHERED TO LET US KNOW THAT THEY LOVE THEIR VINTAGE COSTUME JEWELLERY PURCHASES. THESE ARE THEIR WORDS .............................................................
Just wanted to let you know I received my brooch this morning. She is fabulous & I love her😀 !!
Also I must complement you on your stylish presentation & packaging. It was a delight to open. I will no doubt be looking at your web site again ....
Kind regards....
love the last bonaz comb grey green one,wife loved it, kind regards ...........................
 

A message to let you know the impossible voyage brooch has arrived. I cannot thank you enough for making the impossible possible. I love the brooch

Delighted with the brooch . Thank you. May your business continue to flourish.........................................................................Amazing, thanks so much!.....................................Thanks very much for the brooch, safely received. I had a quick peek at it until my husband took it away to keep it for Christmas! ..........

The brooch arrived today. Thank you very much for the great service and the beautiful wrapping!
Happy holidays!          Kind regards,.............................................................
Hi Caroline - My beautiful Lea Stein frog arrived today - Needless to say I love it and I'm very impressed with your store - The brooch was beautifully packed and arrived really quickly - Many thanks X................................................

Thank you ! Safely arrived and beautiful. ...............................................................................................................

Thank you for sending the beautiful brooch so promptly, it is a birthday present for my daughter, I know she will love it!  It is so nice to find genuine items as opposed to copies.  Once again many thanks for your prompt service...........................................................................................................

Thank you so much for your efforts in looking for
the fox brooch.................................Wanted to send a thank you for the hair comb. It's absolutely gorgeous and I'm
so excited to see it unwrapped for Christmas! ..............................................................................

I don’t usually comment on my purchases but I recently bought a 1960's Midnight Blue Enamel Flower Brooch from your website and would like to thank you for the extremely prompt delivery and excellent presentation. The brooch has exceeded my expectations and I know my wife will be thrilled to bits on Christmas morning when she opens the box.
Thanks once again.......................................................................................

Sorry I didn't email earlier! The necklace arrived safely and I love it!!! Thank you..............................................................................................................................................................
Thank you Caroline  arrived safe and well  thanks for the nice remarks,   will keep watching.........
Thank you very much (and also for the £2 refund, which I wasn't expecting). The scarf ring arrived today, and it is very pretty..........................................................................................................................

Just to let you know that the items arrived safely, beautifully packaged as ever! I love your shop!................................
What a gorgeous item, and how beautifully and thoughtfully packaged. I shall be recommending you to all my vintage loving friends. And  I will definitely be back!..............................................................................................................

Thank you for the exquisite Exquisite Mulberry Brooch, which I received today. This is my first venture into the world of buying vintage Costume Jewellery online! It arrived safely and quickly, and I am delighted with it.
Thank you very much also for the Complimentary Tickets for Two to the Vintage Fashion and Accessories Fair. I know just the person who would love to accompany me there!  Best wishes,....................................................................................

Thank You
 
Just a quick note to say thank you for my lovely Snowdrop Exquisite Brooch which reached me today.  
I had one before which I lost who knows where about a month ago.  At the time I bought it (in a second hand shop) I hadn't realised it was part of a series.  When I googled 'snowdrop brooches' to see if I could find a suitable replacement I discovered your website and found out about the Exquisite series.
I was sooo chuffed to be able to replace this gorgeous brooch and it is in super condition - thank you!  I shall certainly look at your website again.............................................................................................................................................................
Have a great weekend, and thanks so much for your professionalism and care...............................................................
 
Thank you so much- you have really gone beyond my expectation! It looks fabulous and I can not thank you enough!
I will recommend you to all my ex pat friends here in Australia! (Do you have a Fb page?)
Best regards,...........................................................................................................................

Just arrived home and tried on the little flower necklace properly. It is the perfect length and sits at the base of the neck exactly as I wanted................................
 
Dear Caroline the box has arrived, what timing!   Many thanks and a Happy Christmas..............
Good morning ,just a little thank you for the great customer service you gave my
partner (Paul Murphy ) who last week purchase a Lea Stein brooch from you ,we
were really impressed with the hand written note attached to the gift n the way
it was presented ,I love the brooch ,it made my day (now a new collector) and I
know it won't be our last purchase from you ,thank you again Sarah xxx.................

Just to let you know - the pin arrived this morning - it's lovely. Thanks and best wishes................................................

The pendant arrived safely 2 days ago and yesterday I wore it to work, a joy to have on. These old pieces of jewellery are very special things to own. I was very grateful for your careful packing, as the box had a knock during transit that pushed the lid down over the bottom section (the tender ministrations of international post!), but the pendant was safe and completely undamaged. This was a real pleasure, thank you for all your
help and consideration............................................................................................................................

the cufflinks they're  beautiful and I like them :)
I wish you all the best and the best of luck in the future!....................................................................

It arrived safe and sound on Saturday. Many thanks, it’s lovely!----------------------------------------------------I just had to email you to thank you for the necklaces.  They are fantastic. .........................................................................
 
I bought a necklace before Christmas  from my friends mum & she's adapted for me so I can do it myself with 2 magnets & it looks amazing!!!! I got my necklace I've been waiting for & I love it!!!!!It looks beautiful Caroline you've done a fantastic job!!!! Xx------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Many thanks. I have bought this item for my future son in law. It is a small gift for the wedding which is next Saturday..................................................... 

The tie tack arrived safely yesterday - very pleased. Thanks again for the great service!................................Many thanks for altering the necklace for me! I collected it yesterday , also picked a sparkle brooch , a pair of earing and a satin green glass necklace from your collection.................................................Thanks very much! Brooch came today. Absolutely gorgeous! I just lost a lucite brooch recently it was round with a ship on it and the sails were pink. Really annoyed! Oh well...got a beautiful floral one instead now..................................................................................................Just to let you know that the brooch arrived today.  I haven't actually seen it because it is a 'surprise' present for my birthday next month but my
husband has and says it is very pretty. Thank you for your very prompt service..............................................

Arrived this morning - thanks for the prompt dispatch, greatly appreciated. The brooch looks superb, exactly what I was after!
Cheers.....................................................................................................................................................................

Many thanks for the silver travel shields which arrived safely.  They are great, no duplicates, and I am very pleased.
I have decided to start collecting U.K. Silver travel shields of places which are of sentimental memory.   Do you by any chance have any U.K. shields in your bottomless supply of goodies please?
Thanks again Caroline for sending the charms.  All the best......................................................................................
I received the scarf toggle today as a gift for my mother for Christmas, I am very pleased with it and love the packaging a nice little extra touch 
Thank you...........................................................................................................................................................
 
Thank you for speedy delivery of my Marmalade Bracelet. I am expecting the recipient to be pleased tomorrow! I admit I have not opened my other purchase, a bag, as it is wrapped beautifully and I do not want to spoil it for my friend on her birthday. But I know it will be liked.........................................................................................................
 
hi - just to say the cufflinks turned up today - they are absolutely fantastic - thank you so much they are just what i wanted for my hubby for his birthday !.........................................................................................
...........................................................................Just to let you know the necklaces have arrived - and they're absolutely knockout! Really beautiful - I love them all, I had a feeling I would. I really like the brooches, and will keep an eye on the website.................................................
The brooch has arrived and it is beautiful ! She will love it thank you ...................................................Loved the brooch. Bought it and will be in soon to do lots of Xmas shopping with
you. ...........................................................................................The scarf ring has arrived safely - thank you.  It's very pretty and very good value.  Thank you also for your helpful consideration over this order. Best wishes......................................

Thank you so much. It always seems to end up on my desk to sort leaving presents etc out so I really appreciate your assisting me in my hour of need................................................................................................................

Just a brief email to express my thanks (and absolute delight) in the speedy manner in which you have dealt with my order for 'Kimdoo' the musical terrier.

The brooch, which is for my daughter's birthday, was a bit of a 'stab in the dark'.  I have never seen Stein jewellery before and bought this on a whim.  Accordingly, I feel the need to tell you that I am delighted with the brooch and by the speedy and personal service - a simple hand written note on the invoice make a massive difference!

Once again, many thanks and I feel that I will be returning to your web pages soon..................................................


Thank you for my adorable 'lucky white heather' brooch. It arrived today, and I just had to pin it straight onto my clothing. I have had a lovely day, so maybe it will bring me good luck indeed ! I'm really happy it found it's way north and 'home' to me :-) Best wishes.................................

I am so excited at finding this beautiful brooch for sale in your wonderful
shop...............................................................................


Many thanks for the lovely brooches, they are all great. Will keep an eye on the website   good wishes............................
Just wanted to thank you for dispatching my brooch so promptly. It arrived safe
& sound last Saturday & I absolutely love it.............................................................................................
Parcel arrived safe and sound on Friday. Both items are lovely, thanks for sending them so promptly.................


Buttons arrived safely yesterday - I am delighted. Many thanks for your help, and indeed for the little buckles which I'm sure either myself or my daughter will be able to use...........................................................................................~~Re: Lea Stein...The ‘fishnet’ design went down very well with my daughter she loved it, scored well on the present front!  I need to call by to get my other daughter a similar piece this week as it's her birthday at the weekend.............................................................................
I received my order today and the brooches are gorgeous!  
Thank you so much.  I will be visiting your web site again............................................

Just to let you know the Lea Stein Owl has arrived this morning - absolutely perfect! I am sure my friend will be delighted with her present.  Thanks for sending it so promptly and beautifully boxed too.  Best wishes..........................................Dragon flew in safely and cheque is on its way! Thank You.....................................................................................


Hello, Just to let you know that the handbag arrived today - signed for delivery.  Thank you Caroline and Kind regards from Blackpool!.........................................

Thanks, Wore Scottie to a big antiques fair at Newmarket racecourse on Sunday and evern one of the dealers who sells Lea Stein pieces was impressed!....................................

The package arrived just after 1pm today so I missed it but my son signed for the package.
Thank you so much for taking such care with the posting and the lovely way you have packaged my items. Soooo pleased with both pieces, lovely to have the info too they will make perfect gifts.  I will definitely be a regular on your site and recommend you, spread the word so make sure you upload more of your lovely things...................................................................

The brooch is really lovely and I'm sure it'll be greatly admired. Thanks.....................................


Got the brooch – it’s great, and in time too. I’m sure my wife will be pleased.Thanks and regards.......................................
 

First an apology that its taken me over a month to say thank you for my
vintage tie tack. I am very pleased with my gold tie tack, it is a beautiful thing in itself and co-ordinates very well with other gold - or in my case, gold-coloured
- jewellery.  I will certainly check your website when I am i need of gift ideas or even other things for myself.  Many thanks, Kind regards.....................................
My order arrived this morning, thankyou for your speedy despatch.
The cufflinks are exactly as described , and thankyou for enclosing the links case, that was very thoughful.
Hope to shop with you again !.......................................................

I LOVE the bag! ! It is absolutely perfect...but it's heavy isn't it?!! and thank you for the silver sixpence, that is such a lovely touch... and much appreciated.......Thanks very much Caroline! wore them today--------------------------------------------------------
Thank you for your  package, it arrived today. The brooch is lovely, and in such good condition. I  intend to wear it to a wedding I am going to in February. I loved so many pieces  on your site and will be visiting it again in the future!.................


Brooch received. Many thanks....................I just wanted to write a note to say thank you very much for the beautiful brooch.  It was sent timely and packaged well.  I am really happy with it.  It is a birthday present for my mum for Boxing Day and I think she will love it as much as I do!  I look forward to going back on to your site in the New year andhopefully treating myself!  Thank you again and happy  Christmas.......
Thanks for the Eve brooch which arrived safely last Thursday.It is very nice and Im so pleased with it.I've kept your address in case I am ever in Oxford. it was lovely talking to you and I hope you have a good Christmas............ Thank you very much for the scarf ring we received it today, and very pleased with it.........
Love the kind thought of you putting it in the tartan box. It's for a very
special aunty in Scotland and we know she will love it. Thank you again....................................................................................Just realised that I received the Naval Crown pin brooch safe and well some days ago (well, probably weeks).  My apologies for late acknowledgement.  It was beautifully and safely packed, it arrived on time, and the actual item is prettier than the picture, and just what I wanted - many thanks.  Think I'll be keeping an eye on your website to see what else comes up! .....................Just to let you know, my order arrived safely today and it is brilliant!!....................thanks the buckle arrived this morning..............................................................................................................~ I just love the pin so much for all the reasons you mention in your article and even better it is a wonderful souvenir of our trip, enjoyed your article as well...............

The art deco earrings were perfect :-) Many Thanks.................Brooch arrived safely many thanks!....................Emily brooch arrived today, very pleased with service and product...........................................................I haven't put this brooch down since I got it today--it is simply stunning!  Thank you so very much, and I'm going to keep browsing your store for more goodies!................................My tie pin arrived today and it is perfect!..I shall be wearing it when I'm presented to H.M. the Queen on Wednesday. Thank you again...................................................,.....Just a short email to thank for lovely red bakelite bangle I received this morning,.....................................................the necklace arrived safe and sound today. I bought the necklace as a birthday presant for my sister in law. I feel it will suit her perfectly. Many thanks for all your help in this matter...........................................I received the two necklaces yesterday...They are lovely! Many Thanks!  I can see that they are knitted and it must be the tension in the plastics that makes it twist round.  I have made pieces with nylon monofilament before.  It has a similar twist to it as you work, so different from textile.  Do you know what time period they would have been made? Would it have been 40's -50's? They obviously needed a continuous length of plastic rather than collected "scraps"  My Mother-in-law can remember her Aunties buying lengths of plastic and them making necklaces/bracelets... and she can remember a stall in the Barra (Glasgow) selling them...so they were being made to sell on as well as just for themselves it seems..................................................................................................................
received the brooch today and wanted to say thank you..it is a gift for my mum's 50th birthday and its beautiful she will love it!........Just received my Stratton powder compact and I love it thanks so much it arrived safely I am just starting out collecting the compacts from the 40's and 50's and I'm more than happy with my first addition..Thanks again................. Thank you SO much!! The brooch has arrived safe and sound and is JUST BEAUTIFUL! The photo was brilliant but def doesn't do the real thing justice! It's stunning !Best wishes and many thanks.......................................................................................Have been away in the country (5 hours away) visiting my beautiful first grandchild, Florence Rose, hence the purchase of the name brooch.  I have just opened the package and am delighted with purchase and look forward to giving it to her, she is just six weeks old!!!!......................................................................I have just spent a most enjoyable 30 mins browsing yourwebsite; I have fallen in love with a necklace (or two!!)  I especially love the Diamante one set in silver, also the Daisy design......................
thank you I received the items today and I am thrilled to bits with them thank you so much for your prompt service kind regards ........................................................Just to let you know the Brooch arrived yesterday morning and as Linda got to the door before me I let her open it (the gift that is). Great packing and beautifully presented. Linda loved it very much so a big big thank you from me. She plans to wear it on Saturday for the Investiture. Linda had a look at your website and like what she saw.................................hello I just got my package in the mail today and the little buckles are so sweet! theres 12 of them and I have lots of idea's to do with them! My interview has been moved to Wednesday next week so I've been really stressed these past few days and your gift put a huge smile on my face! its absolutely beautiful! I have a perfect old belt to put it on and it goes so perfectly with a wine colored skirt I have will defiantly show you when its finished thank you again its gorgeous!...................I now have the item which was obviously packed with care and is splendid, completing my wedding outfit to be warn in a few weeks nicely.....................................................................................................................
.........................Thank you so much for sending the jewellery, which arrived earlier.
The Ballet brooch is even nicer than the photo......................................................
 I just received my brooches and they are really gorgeous! I thank you for the leaflets, I really appreciate them! It has been a real pleasure to deal with you, ebay is so anonymous and "cold" but not in this case. I will try to complete all the month brooch series, I really love them, but I am at the beginning. I will check your shop from time to time and again thanks! My warmest regards,.....................................................................................................
The parcel arrived safely and we are delighted. A very nice product,which will be my nephews 18th birthday present - he has great old fashioned standards, wears a suit to 6th Form College!
Warm Thanks..................Just letting you know i received the very lovely necklace i ordered .so pleased with it ,as i was born in the 40s it looks the right age .Now i will look out for earrings and maybe a bracelet .many thanks....................................... I am very happy with the brooches I have bought, I didn't know the existence of this charming month collection and the
"Exquisite" old  factory! I am quite new on the subject but I would like to find
them all.I love them! If you happen to find more please let me know. Do you have
perhaps a list of all the flowers/months? Again thanks and best regards

It's arrived safely - beautifully packaged, thank you so much - & it's lovely. I will be taking this as a gift to my god-daughter when I visit her in Australia at the end of the year… Thank you again for your help................................................... I received my parcel today and I absolutely LOVE the Art Deco bracelet - but then you said that I would. I am not quite decided about the earrings but will obviously make my mind up within the next day or so...............................................Thank you for your excellent service and for my beautiful bracelet! Thank you so much for sending the Maud brooch beautifully cleaned and packaged. Fabulous, friendly service as always. Merry christmas................. Thank you for the parcel of goodies which arrived safely yesterday. I always have the dilemma of wanting to look at the items but not wanting to unpack your lovely wrapping! Hope recipients like them as much as I do........................................................ Just to let you know, I received the cufflinks this morning, thank you very much......................................... Good afternoon, Just to let you know that I received the brooch yesterday and it is beautiful! It was wrapped so well and I couldn't be happier with it! Thank you again,................................................................. Thank you for the necklace. It arrived today and is absolutely beautiful. I am really delighted as it is a present from my fiancé and I am going to wear it on our wedding day in 3 weeks time. Thank you again for your excellent service. Best wishes..............................Just to confirm safe arrival of Annettes Brooch.Many Thanks..................................... hi thanks for item,it arrived at lunch time,its beautiful.......................My apologies for a long delay in letting you know the 2 lovely brooches are greatly appreciated and the Lucite blue one is particularly special, such an unusual colour a real stunner. I am glad I spotted them on the site. Hope you are well and business flourishing. Thank you again,..................................Many thanks for the brooch and the added steps you took to get it to me next day. I cannot thank you enough and in this day and age it refreshing to know that there is indeed such a thing as customer service. Delighted with the “penguin” and I am sure so will my sister. Once again many many thanks...................................................................................... My best wishes,Thank you - I received my order last week and I am very pleased with my purchase.........Just to let you know my parcel arrived safely yesterday March 1, I was surprised to receive it so quickly. Items are in perfect condition and packaged so beautifully, and I am extremely happy with everything...............................................................................................The Miracle brooch I bought off you has reached it's destination and Janet is delighted it is going to make it's debut this Sunday at the Castle in Norwich where the "Anglo Saxons" are providing atmosphere for an event. Thank you. ................... Just one last talking point Janet was at the Castle as mentioned and I was looking through the Anglo Saxon Gallery which is quite extensive and there it was. The Harford Farm Saxon Brooch 610 - 650 AD. found just outside Norwich You can google it yourself if you want, now it may not be exact but a blind man would like to see the difference. If you get another one please let me know............................Thank you so much for the beautiful B & W clip on earrings, I received them on Saturday morning, an excellent service and absolutely beautifully packaged. Many thanks indeed........The hair-comb arrived today - so pleased. It's a birthday present for my good friend. She'll be delighted and I've got brownie points now for originality. I'm telling all my friends about your amazing website and excellent service. Thank you and just to let you know I love the bag I bought ............................................................. Thank you for your beautifully packaged jewellery. All seems to have arrived undamaged and looking sparkly. Till the next time!..........................................................................Just a quick thank you for your excellent service! The brooch will make a friend very happy this Christmas. Will certainly keep you in mind for future presents................................................I'm so glad to have discovered your website; thank-you for doing what you do : )...................My husband and I came to your shop on Saturday. We were amazed at the amount of beautiful things that we saw.................. Fairy arrived today, thanks for sending it so promptly......I love her!!! Hope your website continues to do well. ...........I just wanted to send you a massive thank you for the orders which arrived today. I am absolutely delighted with all of the products and really appreciate the wrapping you did for the brooches. I'm really pleased with the cufflinks too. Another big thank you for the lucky six pence, I hadn't got one so am thrilled with it. Such a kind thought I shall be highly recommending you and I'm sure i'll visit your site many times more. Many thanks, an extremely grateful customer................Just wanted to say that the parcel arrived yesterday and the brooches are gorgeous and are even better in real life than on the site, and the packaging exquisite, Many Thanks indeed.................... ......................Many thanks for the prompt delivery of this lovely brooch. I'm really pleased with it. If you come across similar items I am interested.Again thank you.........Wanted to thank-you for the lovely brooches. I haven't unwrapped the snowdrop - it is a birthday present for my boyfriend's daughter - she lived in Warwick as a child. I am a keen earring (50's-60's), style wearer - would be grateful if you could let me know if or when you have any interesting ones stock (clips are fine) - should that be possible. Thanks and best wishes ..........................I received the clips today (they had to be re-delivered as I was out on Saturday) in good order, and I am happy with my purchases. Thank you for your prompt service and the delightful packaging................................................................... I am emailing you to say that I am absolutely thrilled with the earrings that I ordered from you. I have been sitting here at my desk this morning trying to work, whilst thinking of a million things I still need to do for my wedding, and then my earrings arrived! They are exquisite - I am delighted and they have really made my day. I have been looking for months for the perfect pair of earrings to match my dress and attire and now I have definitely found them. Even the packaging in which you sent them is gorgeous. So thank you very much. I have shown everyone here at the office my beautiful earrings and have steered them towards your website................................................................................. i'm very happy for my brooches you are a very kind dealer i will take other things from you as soon as possible thank you very very much best regards ciao.......... The treasures arrived in good order today. Thank you so very much for your packaging and your 5 star customer service. I love my pretty brooches!.................................. I received the button today and think it's gorgeous, just as depicted in the photo. It was well worth waiting for. I'm not a collector but intend to put it on a linen jacket I'll be wearing to my daughter's wedding, think I might just possibly start a new fashion! ..................................... I just wanted to thank you so much for sending the sterling silver swallow brooch, it is beautiful. Your wonderful packaging really added to the final product. Best of luck with your business!.......... I just wanted to let you know I received the Package TODAY - Thank you! WOW! PRETTY FAST SHIPPING! 1950's Silver Grey Lucite Buttons on Original Card - Simply Gorgeous Buttons - Excellent Condition! - They are perfect for the outfit I will be making.................................... Brooch arrived safely yesterday.It is beautiful.Thanks..............I would like you to know that your parcel arrived in good order today. Thank you for your care in packaging and for your excellent customer service. Hope you had a great time in Edinburgh and that you found exciting items/amazing bargains for yourself or for us, your customers. Love my brooch, it looks gorgeous and now I also know what bone looks like. Thank you so much again, you’ve made my day! “See “ you soon in your marvellous shop........................................................................... I just wanted to let you know that I received my 1930's crystal and gold wire necklace today. I was so excited when I saw your package in my mailbox, it was like Christmas all over again especially when I reached the little black bag and saw my necklace inside. I am absolutely delighted with it, it's even more gorgeous than it appeared in the photos on your website, infact I'm wearing it right now. I bought it to accesorise a 1930's style tea dress that I will be wearing to a friend's wedding in September, he wants a 1920's/30's country house party feel to the whole day and this necklace is just the perfect finishing touch to my outfit. I know that I will get lots of wear out of it, it's so delicate and light and will go with just about anything. Many thanks for your speedy dispatch and excellent packaging and for this fabulous piece of jewellery................................................................................................................ The silver sixpence arrived today and I am so pleased with it. It looks lovely in its little organza bag. Thank you so much for ensuring that I received it in plenty of time for my sister's wedding. I will be sure to recommend your site to all who will listen................................I received the brooch today, i love it! Thank you...................I bought the pink/purple flowers embroidered brooch - really pretty!.....I saw your website! I love the sterling Victorian name brooches........ Thanks so much.............Thought i'd just drop you a line to say the bracelet has arrived and its absolutely stunning very very impressed with your presentation and packaging, thanks again............Thank you so much for the parcel, which arrived here this morning!.......Good Morning Just to let you know that the glorious brooches came safely. How lovely they are too!!!!!....... All of the things in there were neatly wrapped and the quality is just very good. It was exciting to open them. They look much nicer than the photos on the website too. I am very happy with each and every item I bought this time. I was going to give some of them to friends as gifts but I'm not sure now if I want to; they are just too good to let go of!!.....Thank you very much for the sixpence and the extra bag. The bride-to-be was over the moon with it. Thank you once again..........The brooches have arrived and I am very pleased with them. To let you know that Violet and Rose have arrived ... am so pleased.Thank you for prompt service...................................'Millions of Flowers' arrived here this morning. They look very cheerful.Once again, very pleased wth goods. ........................................................................I wore the cornflower to work today, and gave it its first outing!............Thank you- the dress clip and golfing brooch arrived safely this morning. The dragon clip has a lovely design, I've been on the look out for an unusual dragon brooch, so this was a 'find'.The super golfing lady made my evening when I discovered her on your site, as it is for my husbands cousin's wife, who is a keen golfer and stays with us to visit her Mum. Again I have been searching for a something in the golf theme, but this is so delightful and certainly a unique find! Will be delivering it in person soon on a trip to Shrewsbury. Really appreciated the wrapping and gift bag, all lovely touches. I am thrilled, so thank you and I'll keep browsing. I shall probably take a look at the site and treat myself to a few more! Thank you for the prompt and friendly service....................................................................everything arrived safely thankyou and i'm pleased with them....................... Have just received my two Lucite brooches and am very pleased with them, your packaging and delivery are both fast and efficient. The brooches are beautiful, I am collecting them but am very new to it! Thank you, will use you again and recommend you.-------------------------------Just a quick note to say thank you for the necklace which i have recieved today. It is a perfect present for my Mum! Also thank you for my lucky sixpence, i will make sure i have it with me on the day! ............ Just to let you know I have received my jewellery that I ordered, and have to say I'm very pleased. The diamante bracelet is an almost perfect match to the one I lost, and the 1940's Green floral bracelet is beautiful. when my daughter saw it she thought how pretty it was !. -----------------Lovely brooch arrived,if you find any more silver betsy brooches please could you contact me --------I have just received the brooches, thank you they are so sweet !----------------I have received the brooch and compact and am delighted with them.They were beautifully presented and well protected through your attention to careful protective wrapping. Your website is well laid out but significantly, the items are of excellent quality and reflective of someone who is genuinely passionate about what they do.------------------------------------------------------------I just thought I'd drop you a line to say hello. I've been perusing your website and I have to say you have some wonderfull things. I adore your buckles and buttons.----------------- I have just placed another order to buy a 1930`s diamante hair clip. Looking forward to receiving it. I have looked under your sold items, and in particular liked the necklace with the autumn tones If you see another one similar, perhaps you could let me know. ------------------------------------------- Just a quick thank you for the Art Deco dress clip, which I ordered from you on Friday and received today. I am very pleased with it, and it was so nicely/well packaged too!------------------------------ Thank you so much for sending the buttons so quickly. I love them all - they are splendid additions to my collection. As you may have guessed my collection is mostly made up of ladies' faces. If I am ever down your way I shall be sure to visit you. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have had a good browse around your site and it is fabulous! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just to say the pin arrived here about an hour ago and is just what I wanted for Jean's birthday. Don't doubt I'll be browsing your on line catalogue again when next stuck for an interesting gift! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just a quick email to let you know the necklace arrived safely on Friday and I am absolutely thrilled with it. It is lovely quality and looks beautiful on. I have recently started collecting marcasite silver jewellery (art deco and vintage) and have 4 necklaces which I love wearing. I will keep your website on my favourites and if you come across any quality pieces of marcasite (real silver not silvertone) like this one, please add them to your website because I would be very interested. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The brooches arrived today, thanks very much. Your packaging and attention to detail is so appreciated by me. No one seems to bother these days, so I was very pleased and impressed. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Delighted to say that the clip arrived safely today. Should you come across any others for around the same price, please do let me know. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just a quick note to say thank you so much for the lovely jet brooch. I am wearing it already– and it looks great. I collect jewellery especially brooches – and Whitby jet - I was born and brought up along that coastline – so it has happy memories for me. ( I also had an Aunt Florence – we called her Florrie) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks for sending the brooch so promptly; I am delighted with it and the information included about Exquisite's birthday pins. Have only just discovered this collection and hope to collect more so will be keeping an eye on your website. Thanks again and Happy Christmas. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have received the beautiful silver button - many thanks. It really is lovely. And thank you too for the very pretty gift wrapping. It makes a perfect present. I've also purchased one of your dress clips from Yarnton. Would it be possible to send me a copy of the description of the history of dress clips that you have displayed next to the items, please? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just to say thank you for the nurses belt buckle & belt which arrived in pristine condition this morning. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi there, Just found you and love your jewellery! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I love it!! The cost is fine. Can you drop me an email with the address of the antiques centre and I'll send you a cheque. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just to let you know I received the 1950's purple and white diamante necklace and I'm absolutely delighted with it. You were right, it's gorgeous and goes perfectly with a dress I shall be wearing for my works Christmas Ball. What a find! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I received my order from you last week. I am very happy with all that I have ordered and it all arrived safely. Thank you very much -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brooch arrived Wednesday and I'm very pleased with it!! Thank you for sending it on for me......please keep a look out for any other hippo themed items! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just wanted to say thanks. I picked up the bracelet on Friday and it is just what I wanted….and so well presented. Thanks a lot. I think I’ll be a regular customer!! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- you have so wonderful brooches in your store -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi there Just to let you know that I have safely received the earrings. I am very pleased with them. They were packaged beautifully! Many thanks I received my order from you this morning. I am delighted with everything I ordered. The evening bags are all exquisite and the hair combs are beautiful. Thank you for the photos of how the haircombs were used. I will laminate them and put them on display in my shop. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I’m very fond of the EXQUISITE flower brooches. But not a real collector. Actually I’m looking for the december brooch with the cristmas rose. I found your webshop with google and your store had a very friendly and propper and clear apparence, so it made me curiously. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yesterday the parcel arrived. Excellente packaging, gorgeous brooches. Many thanks. It has arrived. I don't know when I've received anything so quickly from the UK. Thank you, it is wonderful, and even better than pictured. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello and thank you! I was amazed to find this comb. I am a collector -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Many thanks for the safe packing the armlet arrived well today. Hope 2 c u again! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My order has just arrived and everything is just wonderful. Thank you very much for the quick, friendly service and the packaging! Beautifully packaged - it was a joy to unpack all from their bags and have the card descriptions also. I shall highly recommend your site. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Love your website - it's fab - very clear and easy to use! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I think that it will make a perfect gift. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks for your package (the 'Edith' brooch') safely received and in good order. Must keep an eye on your website, useful place to find the occasional gift! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Picked my parcel up from the post office this morning. The brooches are absolutely great and I know my Mum's going to love her violets when I see her this weekend. I have fond memories of visiting the Poole pottery factory when I was little and so will regularly be sporting my little dolphin on my lapel! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Your website is loads of fun! And the description of each piece, your passion really comes out! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   "I met Caroline in Oxford where she sells her beautiful antique jewellery and fashion accessories. She is a fountain of knowledge and quickly educated me on old plastics such as bakerlite and lucite which being a jeweller in acrylics was facinating to me. Her warmth and friendly manner meant we soon struck up a friendship and a great working relationship. The jewellery she sells is beautiful and often she loves to tell her customers of it's history making the buying experience a special occassion. I am and continue to be so inspired by her knowledge and experience in antique jewellery, it's always a pleasure working with her."  Thank you award winning jewellery designer Tamsin Howells for this lovely testimonial from Linked In.
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On behalf of the Horton-Cum-Studley W.I.  thank you so
very much for coming to speak on 8th October. We were all fascinated by
your talk, especially as most of us adore jewellery. The history of Jet
is a subject not often touched upon and we certainly learnt a great deal
and of course almost everyone has a passion for Pearls!!  It was a great
treat to handle the pieces that you brought with you, along with those
shown by our members. The whole evening could have carried on until
midnight and everyone would have been quite happy.
Once again many thanks, It would be lovely if you could visit us again
in a year or so to perhaps speak on another vintage subject.
I hope to call in at Antiques on High before Christmas.