Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry
at the

and on the internet since 1996
12815 Central NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87123  USA
Jane Haley Clarke, owner
Copyright 1994-2019 All rights Reserv


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, sterling, and accessories.
To be alerted when NEW ITEMS are added to the site, please e-mail 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 on our reference site " 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. Many of these items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only, but you are always welcome to ask.
Jewelry that is available TO BUY can be accessed by clicking HERE

1994-2019 All Rights Reserved



Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry presents

Costume Jewelry Magazine



Benjamin Allen & Co.
1951 C
Chicago, Illinois


This original Benjamin Allen & Co. catalogue from 1951 includes in it's over 350 pages everything from diamonds, watches, costume jewelry, clocks, sterling silver, silver plated ware and optical goods, as well as equipment for jewelry stores and watch makers.

Real pieces shown as examples for reference are close proximities to the items shown in the catalogue.


Benj. Allen & Co. Exclusively Wholesale,
1950 Edition

Vintage jewelry findings of the 50s, including safety catches, pin stems and joints, ear wires, earrings findings and nuts.      Vintage jewelry findings including keyless padlocks, sister hooks, clutches and necklace clasps.

Vintage jewelry findings including snap catches for neck clasps and bracelets.



   Vintage jewelry findings including guard chains and ring guards.

   SPEIDEL "Old World Jewelry".

SPEIDEL "Old World Jewelry".

   MARVELLA "Neptune Quality simulated pearls".



   SPEIDEL plastic "Sir Galahad" case.  View    View

  SPEIDEL "Sir Galahad" watch band.




Benj. Allen & Co. Exclusively Wholesale,
1951 Edition

"14KT Yellow and White Gold Dinner Ring Mountings"
It is interesting to notice that some of the style thought of as "Edwardian" and "Deco" are still in this catalogue from the 1950s. Perhaps styles did not change as quickly back then for the more classic pieces.
      GOLD 14k white gold filigree flat topped ring with 2 diamonds and one sapphire, size 5-1/4.  View   #K25918

The "add-a-pearl" necklaces of the 1980s were proceeded by these dainty "Anniversary Necklaces" of the 1950s. Strung in 14k gold chains, they were meant to be treasured for a lifetime.  


   STERLING Webster sterling ducks baby bib clips, 7" total length and each clip is 1". Webster 1894-present, in Attleboro, Massachusetts, known in part for their sterling baby items. These can be seen in the Benj. Allen & Co. Catalogue, Exclusively Wholesale, 1951 Edition.   View   View   View   View   #N34795

Sterling silver baby bib holders, rattle and spoon set, napkins rings, cup and porringers, 925/1000 fine.     BUNNIES BIB CLIP in sterling for the well-dressed 1950's era baby. It was put around the baby's neck and clipped to a fancy hanky used as a bib.

Solid Gold Diamond Set Pendants and Brooches. 


   "Men's Cameo and Intaglio Stone Set Rings."

   MEN'S 10k yellow gold intaglio ring.  View  #K25933    10Kt Gold Past Master Masonic Rings
and Masonic Emblem Rings in 10Kt Gold

   MASONIC men's ring.  #K21479


     STURDY 1/20 12K-GF (gold filled) Lockets.
De-LUXE Hand-Made Lockets
Benjamin Allen & Co. Catalogue, 1951

    HEART shaped 12k gold filled locket, circa 1950, 1-1/4".     View   View   #Y27937    Ladies' Black Onyx Rings

     LADIES' 10k yellow gold and onyx with diamond center ring, size 6-3/4.   View   #K27384


   1/20-12Kt. Cameo brooch or pendant (no chain).

    CAMEO brooch with pendant loop in gold filled setting, 1-1/4".  View   #Q27936  Carnelian Cameo, Cameo, Fire Opal, Opal, Sardonyx, White Spinel, Imitation Emerald, Cultured Pearl and gold rings.

   CAMEO ring with marcasites set in sterling.  #K26303  


Carmelita by Briggs
Sensational new all stone expansion bracelets!
Hand set rhinestones, all stones synthetic.

    FLORAL gold tone expansion bracelet, 6-7" with 3/4" flower etched front.  #Q27363    Original Carmen by Briggs
Briggs, Bates & Bacon Co., Attleboro, Mass.
Expansion and ID bracelets.

   DeLUXE marked "DeLuxe, Made in USA, The D.F.B. Co, Carmen" gold tone expansion bracelet 5-1/2" to 6-1/2" with forget-me-not etched and embossed 7/8" heart front.   #Q27362  


   Dolly Madison by Marathon
Sets & Bracelets

   Elizabeth Taylor Fashion Jewelry
By Leo Glass
Necklace & Earrings Sets
   Carl-Art, Inc.
Providence, Rhode Island

Carl-Art, Inc.
Providence, Rhode Island   


  Deltah cultured pearls

  Golden Opera Jewelry by Deltah DELTAH plastic fan-shaped necklace box, 8" by 8-1/2" when closed.   View   View   #a28505

Ad for DELTAH Jewelry  from unidentified 1954 magazine.


   Deltah simulated pearls

DELTAH "PEARLS" ad from unidentified 1950 magazine-
Jarmila Novotna, opera singer  

  DELTAH plastic fan-shaped necklace box, 8" by 8-1/2" when closed.   View   View   #a28505

Nancy Davis Reagan 


    Masonic 10 karat gold jewels.
Some of these same styles can be seen as far back as the late 1800s catalogues with little change.

   14 KARAT yellow gold with black and white enamel pin engraved "JC PINSON, Texas, KT, Stamford Commandery" , 2-1/4 by 1-1/4". This is older than the 50s, but you can see the similarity in style that continued through the decades.   View   #K26827   14Kt Yellow and White Gold Diamond Scarf Pins and Scarf Pin Mountings.

Spray Pins  


   Scitarelli Creations by Phyllis
A low-priced line of beautiful plated jewelry

  Marvella costume pearl necklaces with karat gold or rhinestone clasps. Bolita by Forstner

  Beautifully designed pendant necklaces in "The Quill" design.
Can be separated and worn as a brooch or necklace.


 Pendant and ear sets styled by Van Dell.  

  Glamour Jewels "Fantasy"  Eyeglass holders, hairpin eye glass holders.

One of the most expensive items in the catalogue was luggage, which strikes me as appropriate since we passed a set like this down three generations of our own family, all using it for years, and it is still in good condition.   






   14KT Gold Earscrews for Pierced and Unpierced Ears.  




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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.