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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.
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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.
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Morning Glory Collects... 
things we love to buy, wear and share
 Stars, Moons and Comets,
Celestial Motif Jewelry


 

 

STARS, symbol of light in the darkness, hope, the highest point man can reach. Sparkling, brilliant and mysterious... a perfect shape for jewelry. Moons and crescent moons symbolized everything including the mystic, the romantic and the feminine. And comets flash through the sky as well as ride on a jacket.
 

 

 VICTORIAN 15 carat yellow gold eye-shaped high domed brooch with cannetille work, aqua and white enameling, nine rose cut diamonds and four pearls as accents set in a star, delicate wire and bead work in the gold, circa 1870. The brooch is 1-5/8" by 2" and 3/4" deep. There is hook on the back to hold a pendant watch and a compartment to hold a tiny photo or lock of hair as well as a safety chain. The brooch has substantial weight and is of excellent quality and condition.
As an added bonus, this lovely brooch is presented in it's original fitted turtle-shaped burgundy velvet lined box marked "Widdowson & Veale Goldsmiths & Jewellers, The Court of Spain 73 Strand, London" (partly illegible). They were at the Strand address from about 1830-1850. Widdowson & Veale was a well-known jewelry company who also did sterling serving pieces, novelties, weapons and flatware. A pendant like this can be seen in Benjamin's "Antique Jewellery" on page 65. He calls this color "Cambridge blue".   View   View   View   View   View   #V33207

VICTORIAN 18k yellow gold star center brooch and earrings, brooch with pendant loop 1-3/4" long 1-1/2" wide, earrings 2" long without tops and 7/8" wide. Earrings have later added screw back findings.   View   View   View   View   #V32757

 

 

 

 

 

   VICTORIAN BOXED SET Etruscan Revival 15k karat yellow gold, turquoise and seed pearls brooch and earrings with twisted wire cannetille work, beading and foxtails. On the reverse is a plaited hair compartment. This set is presented in it's original vintage velvet lined box. Pristine, spectacular and unusual. The brooch 3" by 1-3/4", earrings 2-1/4" total length.  View   View   View   View   View   View   #V33029

 

 

 

 

 

VICTORIAN 15 carat yellow gold and seed pearl crescent and star brooch in the original box, 1-1/8", marked 15 ct on back.   View   View   View   #V33020 VICTORIAN 18k pearl and cornflower blue sapphire crescent pin, 1-7/8", circa 1890. This has a silver replacement pin stem, natural sapphires and pearls, and the sapphire cuts differ as is correct for this age, with rounds, cushions and oval cuts with good color.  View   View   View   #V36559 VICTORIAN yellow gold and seed pearl crescent and star brooch in the original box, 1-3/4".   View   View   #a33082 

 

  10k SEED PEARL and ruby moon and star pin,  7/8".  View    #Q22085 

    VICTORIAN  14k gold ring with three gypsy-set diamonds, size 9-3/4.   View    #G21499

  14K and seed pearl crescent and star pin, 1-1/8".  View  #Q14877

 

 

  Seed pearl starburst brooch with pendant loop, set in 14k yellow gold, circa 1900. Seed pearl jewelry.  #Q22923

   A starburst brooch centers the high neckline of her costume. Note also her wonderful "specs".

  EDWARDIAN starburst brooch with a center diamond and seed pearls, 1".  View   #Q27870 

 

 
VICTORIAN HG&S Chester hallmarked gold and seed pearl starburst brooch in box, 1".   View   View   View   View   View   #V32308 VICTORIAN silver gilt fern motif locket hallmarked Birmingham 1886. The locket, which has a pattern of stars and beading all around the edge, is 1-7/8" with 1" loop on 18" by 5/8" chain collar with total front drop of 4", amazing condition and in original fitted purple-lined 7" by 9" box. The locket is fitted inside to hold two photographs.    View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V32080 

VICTORIAN diamond and sapphire crescent moon and stars  gold bracelet, 6" by 3/4" at front, 1/8" at back.   View   View   #V32237

 

 VICTORIAN Halley's lovely clear paste comet pin set in 10 karat yellow gold, 1-1/4". Halley's Comet is visible from earth every 75 years or so, and I suspect this pin was made sometime before it's 1910 passing   View   View   #V36897

There was a wonderful selection of celestial jewelry at 
"Out of This World, jewelry of the space age" at the
Forbes Gallery, New York, NY
 March 16th to September 7th, 2013
We were honored to have had one of our Victorian Halley's comet pins in included in this amazing show.

VICTORIAN Halley's comet pin in 9ct gold with a cushion cut clear paste center, 1-1/4".   View   #V37739

 

GEORGIAN Halley's comet brooch, rose cut diamonds set in 15 karat gold, in vintage box, 1-1/8". Each time it was to be seen in the heavens, a surge of comet jewelry became popular again, worn to commemorate the excitement of it's sighting. It was seen, among other years, on November 16, 1835 and this pin dates to that sighting. Mark Twain was born shortly thereafter, and coincidentally passed away at it's next sighting in 1910. It is one of the most beautifully made comet pins I have ever seen, a tiny treasure to illustrate a glowing event.   View   View   #V34393

VICTORIAN comet brooch with a clear faceted paste set in karat yellow gold with black enamel accents, presented in it's own fitted hump-backed box fitted and lined with velvet.  View   View   View   #V38587

 

VICTORIAN Halley's Comet 10 karat yellow gold pin with paste stone set in double buttercup setting with black enameling, one chip under a prong visible only with a 10x loupe, 1-1/4".   View   View   #V34617

 

 

   
  GEORGIAN English oval brooch with diamonds and pearls set in a starburst on royal blue Guilloche enamel surrounded by a band of white enamel, presented in it's own fitted box. The back of this pin looks like rose gold and the front yellow gold, and sometime in the past, the front was soldered to the back. There are natural pearls and both mine and rose cut diamonds, total weight about .2 carats. The center diamond is about a .06 ct mine cut diamond. In the lid of the box it says, "Watherston 42 Old Bond Street W" (London, England), and while this box fits this brooch exactly and seems to have been made for it, you can never tell positively if they originally came together.    View   View   View   #V38462  

 

 

   VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold, pearl and rubies starburst pin in original box, 1-1/3". Box lid says "Estd. 1835, Sanders, Court Jewellers, 43 & 45 High St., Kensington, W.8.".    View   View    View   View   #V32204

VICTORIAN karat yellow gold bracelet with swivel center double-sided finely woven hair or photo compartments, tiny star design on four-strand band, etched clasp, extra large 8" length and 5/8" band with 1-3/4" by 1-1/2" center.   View   View   View   #V32800

 VICTORIAN coin silver charm engraved, "Presented to Mr Mungo Collins by a few friends at Ayr Harbor [Scotland} on the occasion of his leaving for America, Dec 16,1886", a real piece of history, 1-1/3".   View   V28908 

 

VICTORIAN sterling silver star brooch with deep blue and red enameling, molded to mimic cut steel, 1-5/8". The star encloses a design made to simulate cut steel brads, quite lovely.    View   #V33523 VICTORIAN silver stars hinged bangle bracelet designed to resemble cut steel, 6-2/3" by 1".  View   View   #V33159 VICTORIAN silver stars hinged bangle bracelet designed to resemble cut steel, 6-2/3" by 1".    #V33159d

 

VICTORIAN sterling bracelet with stars design and beaded edge, marked in old fashioned script "30" on the tongue, 6-7/8" by 3/4".   View   View   View   View   #V32896 PASTE sterling star paste pendant, French sterling hallmark and "925" on the back, 1-1/8" pendant and a 1/2" loop.   View   View   #Q33323 VICTORIAN French jet (black glass) crescent moon and star pin, circa 1890, 2-5/8".  View   #V32438

 

   HC CARNEGIE mark multiple gold tone chains and a sterling vermeil double stars catch with aqua rhinestones.   View   View   #X20633

     VICTORIAN round glass locket with star motif, ruby and pearls, 1-1/2", on 10k yellow gold 19" newer chain. View #V26680

    STERLING vermeil star brooch with red, clear and blue rhinestones.   View   #Y25066  

 

   DeROSA  unsigned 2-1/2" blue enameled and clear rhinestones star fur clip.   View    #d21165

   DeROSA  unsigned 1-1/2" blue enameled and clear rhinestones star fur clip.   View    #d20631

   COROCRAFT clear rhinestones star brooch set in silver tone, 3-1/2".   View   #C21862

 

    HOBE purple blue and clear unfoiled rhinestones 2-1/8" star pin.   View   #O24749   STARFISH brooch in heavily textured gold tone with red and aqua glass cabochons, 2-1/2". View #Y3576   DEROSA  2" gold tone atomic starburst fur clip with red, aqua and clear rhinestones.  View   #d23830 

 

    DeROSA sterling vermeil 2" fur clip, multi-pointed star shape with artificial pearls and rhinestones.   View   #d22512

DeROSA sterling vermeil 1-3/16" starburst earrings with artificial pearls, circa 1945.  View   #d20625

DeROSA sterling vermeil 2-1/4" starburst fur clip with red bead center and rhinestone accents, circa 1945.   View   #d20624

 

   TRIFARI "Starflight" series "bursting rays" red and clear rhinestones 2-3/4" pin and 1" "star button" earrings from the 1966 "Starflight" line..   View    #T11206

 TRIFARI green and clear rhinestone 3-1/3" pin and 1-1/4" and 1" earrings from the 1966 "Starflight" line.  View    View    View    #T11446

  TRIFARI  blue and clear rhinestones 2 inch "Sunburst" pin and 1-1/4" earrings from the 1966 "Starflight" line.  View   #T19063

 

 TRIFARI "Shooting Star" yellow and clear rhinestone 3-1/2" pin and 1" earrings from the 1966 "Starflight" line.  View   #T20016

Trifari star series as seen in the 1966 catalogue. This has also been called the "Comet", and the "Starburst".

   TRIFARI "Fireworks" yellow and clear rhinestones 2-7/8" pin, 7" by 7/8" bracelet and 1" earrings, 1966.   View   #T25075

 

     RHINESTONE blue and clear rhinestones comet brooch, circa 1945, a large 4-3/4" circa 1945 and set in silver tone metal.    View   #Y23038

     TRIFARI montana blue and clear rhinestone star shaped 2-5/8" fur clip, circa 1945.   View   #T20944  

       VICTORIAN cobalt glass starburst pin, 2-1/3". There is very slight damage to some petals, noticeable under magnification.  View  #V21752

 

  

  

  MARVELLA artificial pearl starburst pin, 2".   View   #X27723 

  STARFISH sterling vermeil jelly belly brooch, 3-5/8".   View   View   #Y27835   

    MOON brooch with unusual back mark, "stg sil", 1 inch. View View #N27227

 

      STARBURST brooch with chartreuse, aqua and gray rhinestones set in brushed gold tone, 2-5/8".   View   #Y5092     SCHREINER unsigned large star brooch with foiled and unfoiled green and blue rhinestones set in dark gray metal, 3-1/2".   View   #S28660 JJ gold- and silver-tone star brooch, 2-1/2".   View   #X31715  

 

 ART pendant, hinged bangle and earrings set with a terrific array of colors.  View   #X20700 PINK, blue and green rhinestones set in gold tone starfish brooch, 2-1/8".   View   #Y60514 VRBA patriotic red, white and blue rhinestone stars 13-15" bib necklace with a 5-1/2" front drop and 3-1/2" dangle earrings.   #K20871

 

 
DIONNE sterling puffy star pendant on a chain, pendant marked on one side "sterling Dionne". The star is 1" and the chain is 16", both in excellent condition.   View   View   #N66545  STAR brooch with smoky gray and clear rhinestones set in silver tone with a European style catch, excellent condition, 2".   View   #Y38721  

 

 

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