Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry
at the

ANTIQUE CONNECTION MALL
and on the internet since 1996
12815 Central NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87123  USA
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Jane Haley Clarke, owner
Copyright 1994-2017 All rights Reserv
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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, purses and accessories.
To be alerted when NEW ITEMS are added to the site, please e-mail jane@morninggloryantiques.com and we will be glad to add you to the contact list.
All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information in our reference, " Jewel Chat " and gallery " Morning Glory Collects ". 
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.
We do not offer identification, valuation or appraisal services. 

TO PURCHASE: You are on a reference page of Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry. Most of these items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.
Jewelry that is available TO BUY can be accessed by clicking HERE
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1994-2017 All Rights Reserved

 


Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry presents
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JEWEL CHAT
Costume Jewelry Magazine

 

 

 


COLLECTOR'S CHAT

the collection of
"Forbidden Fruit" Jewelry

 


Pat Seal says, "These delightful and fun to wear fruits and vegetables were made in Austria in the 1950s. They were called "Forbidden Fruit" as you can see on the original card. They were made from an Acrylic plastic which go by many trade names, the most familiar one being Lucite which was developed and registered by the DuPont Company in 1937.  I cannot say for sure which plastic was used. I believe that they were made in the 1950s because of the type of earring clip that is used on the back of the earrings.  Regardless of their history, they never fail to get compliments when worn. I often wear several at one time--a sort of jeweled fruit salad."
 

 

   APPLE 1-5/8" long by 1 3/8" wide pin and 1-1/8" by 1-1/8" earrings set. Pat says, "I think that this is the apple--some want to call it the plum--but the plum
is smaller and looks different".
Courtesy of Pat Seal

BLUE GRAPE 1-3/4" long by 1-1/18" wide brooch.  
Courtesy of Pat Seal

GREEN GRAPE 1-3/4" long by 1-1/18" wide brooch and matching 1-1/8" long by 3/4"wide earrings.
Courtesy of Pat Seal

 

   LEMON 2" by 1-1/4" pin and 1" by 5/8"
earrings.
Courtesy of Pat Seal

      COLORFUL fruit pins.
Courtesy of Julie Hunt

    ORANGES 2" xby1-1/4 pin and 1-1/8" by 5/8"
 earrings, found appropriately in Florida. 
Courtesy of Pat Seal

 

   PEAR 2" by 1-1/4" pin.
Courtesy of Pat Seal
 

 PEARS earrings, front and back view.
Courtesy of Cheri Van Hover  
 

  PINEAPPLE 2-3/16" by 1-1/16"
pin.
Courtesy of Pat Seal

 

   STRAWBERRY 2" long by 1-3/8" wide pin and 1-1/8 by 5/8" earrings.
Courtesy of Pat Seal  

  WATERMELON pin... most unusual!
Courtesy of Lisa Botsko  

EGGPLANT pin and earrings, also very unusual.
Courtesy of Lisa Botsko

 

RASPBERRY  pin and earrings with fuchsia rhinestones.
Courtesy of Jan Gaughan

PINK grapes pin and earrings with white opaque rhinestones.
Courtesy of Jan Gaughan

   PEACH forbidden fruit pin with pink rhinestones.
Courtesy of Jan Gaughan

 

   BLACK grapes pin with black rhinestones.
Courtesy of Jan Gaughan

  BLACK pear pin with black rhinestones.
Courtesy of Jan Gaughan

BLACK blackberry pin with black rhinestones.
Courtesy of Jan Gaughan

 

 LIME 1-3/4 by 1-3/16"
pin.
Courtesy of Pat Seal

   TOMATO 5/8" by 5/8" pin and a 7/8" x 5/8 diameter pendant that looks like a small pear--it is made the same but may not really be a part of the Forbidden Fruit series.
Courtesy of Pat Seal

  APPLE with rhinestone accents.
Courtesy of Lisa Botsko

 

More Forbidden Fruit courtesy of Melissa Vereecken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARROT pin with enameled leaves.
Courtesy of  Marjorie Chester

 

 

 Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry                 

TO PURCHASE: You are on a reference page of Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry. These items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.
Jewelry that is available TO BUY can be accessed by clicking HERE
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PLEASE NOTE: Regretfully, it is no longer possible to respond to individual questions regarding jewelry history, identification or value, or to offer written or verbal appraisals or opinions. The demand for this kind of information is absolutely too overwhelming for one dealer to fill. 
I love jewelry, but appraising and selling are two entirely different businesses, and I choose selling and research as my business.

Instead, articles are added on a regular basis to JEWEL CHAT on line Magazine, a wonderful reference for  information on many makers and styles of vintage jewelry. 
For information on valuing your jewelry, click HERE.