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 1994-2018 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.
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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 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

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What was hot in 2001-3.
Maker names were most important to collector's.

What was hot in 2004.
A move to unsigned, unusual and older (Victorian-1930s).
WHAT'S HOT 2008-2009

lockets for sweethearts or remembrance of those passed. This sentimentality can certainly be related to romance, but also to the loss of loved ones with the World War II generation passing so quickly. What better memo that wearing treasured photos of those you love.

 stacks of bangles or brooches to wear in multiples. The mix and match potential makes collections both versatile and easy to personalize.

segmented dangly earrings of Victorian jet, karat gold or paste. Not only are they flattering to most women, but they add a touch of class to any outfit.

Examples: Schiaparelli, Miriam Haskell 1930-50s, Hobe 1930-early 1950s. They used high-quality materials and designed with great flair. Quality is always a smart buy.

 5. RARE Examples: Victorian boxed sets; 1940s enamels by DeRosa, Boucher and Trifari; and Vega Maddox 60-70s creations.

6. "FEEL-GOOD" JEWELRY Examples: what grandmother wore; cheerful colors; things that make you smile like whimsical pieces and combinations. These are always popular in hard times, just as the wood and bakelite whimsical brooches were in the Depression era. 
What was hot in 2007.
Bangles and bracelets, dangly earrings, figurals, old favorite makers like Hess Haskell, earlier Hobe.




VICTORIAN sterling tested 16" by 3/4" etched links book chain with beaded edge and 2" by 1-1/2" Aesthetic style locket with beaded edge on 3/4" loop, hallmarked S. Bros., Birmingham 1893.   View    #V31126

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   

LOCKET "C Co." 2-1/3" Art Nouveau gold tone locket with purple rhinestone, mounted on a 23" chain, circa 1915.  View   View   View   #Q24984

SENTIMENTAL favorites... locket pendant, bracelets and brooches from the Victorian to Art Nouveau eras are particularly popular.



VICTORIAN silver hinged bangle, ovals with alternating Aesthetic birds and floral designs, "PM to LM" initials inside, 6-1/3" by 1-1/3".  See Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 24.   View   View   View   View   View   #V31286 VICTORIAN silver group.  VICTORIAN Scottish agate and sterling silver buckle bracelet in box, adjustable from 6" , 6-3/4" or 7-1/4" by 1-1/4" buckle and 5/8" band.   View   View   View   View   #V33057
COLLECTIONS  Victorian silver hinged bangles, especially in the buckle motif, Scottish agate or Aesthetic style circa 1890s.



   VICTORIAN 9 carat and agate oval pendant with insect detailed on top, very rare, circa 1870, 2-1/2" total length by 1-1/3" wide.   View   View   #V33021

BASKETS sterling and paste basket brooches called "giardinetti", or little gardens. 

Pair of pot metal fish brooches circa 1940.   View

COLLECTIONS to wear in multiples.... baskets, butterflies, bugs and fish pins to populate a lapel.



 . SHULTZ bakelite white (which will turn to cream over time) extra chunky bangles with multi-colored dots and geometrics.   #B31991, #B31993, #B31352
SHULTZ bakelite two-row checked bangles with citrus colored colored tube bangles
PLASTIC painted hinged 6-3/4" by 7/8" clampers with rhinestones, top to bottom: #B3728 soft blue, green and mauve; #B3726 ash pink and green with gold highlights; #B14040 aqua and blue with gold highlights; #B11676 rose pink with gold accents;
#B14137 dark blue and aqua with gold highlights.    Clampers
  BAKELITE leaf and pineapple carved bangles, 2-1/2" by 3/4" by 1/3".   All   #B34300
BAKELITE cream bangle with painted green dots, 2-1/2" by 5/8" by 1/4", and 1-1/8" earrings.    #B33382
COLLECTIONS stacks of colorful and cheerful bangles and bracelets worn with everything from levis to summer dresses. Collections can set your own sense of style.



VICTORIAN Whitby jet earrings, hand carved drops with applied balls, carved edges, jet portion 1-3/4" total length 1-7/8".    #V33936    VICTORIAN 14k hollow yellow gold dangle earrings with Etruscan style wire work, circa 1870, with screw back fastenings (probably added in the 20s), 2-3/4".   View   View   #V27848 CLEAR rhinestone paste dangle earrings with screw backs, circa 1920, 3".   #Y32764 
DANGLING segmented earrings in Whitby jet, gold and paste from Victorian to 1930s. Not only are they flattering to most women, but they add a touch of class to any outfit.



SCHIAPARELLI "Champagne Morning" 1957 set with unfoiled rhinestone, carved glass leaves and aurora borealis. The earrings are signed, and the brooch is typically unsigned. It can be seen in Ginger Moro's "European Designer Jewelry" on page 87, and also came in green as  seen on page 89.   View    View     #S19698

 HASKELL Hess chartreuse, burnt sienna and tan flattened glass beads and gold tone leaves expansion bracelet, 3-1/4" front, and matching 4" clip. These gilt leaves were from the "nasturtium" line.   #H26051
HASKELL Larry Austin original watercolor advertising illustration for Haskell flattened bead and leaves bracelet and clip shown at left, numbered "815" on back in pencil, 8" by 10".  View   #H26053

HOBE red, clear and blue bracelet, brooch and earrings with patriotic colored rhinestones set into gold tone filigree, patent number 143,317 circa 1945, bracelet 7", brooch 1-3/4" by 1-1/2", earrings 1".  The stones are brilliant and unfoiled and the bracelet an unusual front-opening style.   View   View   View   #O34349 

GREAT MAKERS with high quality stones and design, both highly collectible and great to wear. Quality is always a smart buy.



  VICTORIAN 15ct and garnet 2-1/2" brooch and 2" dangle earrings with original box, 5" by 3-1/3". The workmanship is amazing, with a different texture on the leaves and tiny balls of gold accenting each piece and festoon chains on the brooch. To find a set like this with it's original box is very rare. The earrings have had a stabilizing gold bar placed across the back years ago so they are very wearable. A wonderful boxed set. A festoon brooch similar to this can be seen in Benette & Mascetti's "Understanding Jewellery" on page 96.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V32796 

VEGA opal brooch with butterfly and blue, yellow and green enamel, circa 1965, 2-1/2" by 3-1/2".   View    #X33546

DeROSA dress 2-1/2" clip with a motif reminiscent of a face, circa 1940. View  #d21156.  

RARE and unusual jewelry to set yourself apart.



WOOD carved and painted hinged bangle bracelet, Scottie resting his chin on his paw, circa 1950, 6-1/4" by 7/8" by 1-1/2" tall at ears. His eyes are white but may have had a painted iris at one time, his tongue is red and there are pastel yellow and green stripes beneath his paws. This is the very best of 50s wooden jewelry.     View   View   #w33403    FRENCH LIPS red enameled lips pin with clear rhinestone teeth, 2-3/8".  View   View  #Y22488   BAKELITE BALLOON MAN 3-1/2 inch pin... always good for a smile! The balloon man is my all-time favorite bakelite pin, circa 1935-40. Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 2nd Ed, page 149. The man-with-suitcase version of this is seen in Burkholz' "The Bakelite Jewelry Collection" on page 50.   View    #B11363
 "FEEL-GOOD" JEWELRY... what grandmother wore; cheerful colors; things that make you smile, whimsical pieces and combinations. These are always popular in hard times, just as the wood and bakelite whimsical brooches were in the Depression era. 


30s and 40s Trifari
Patent pending!
Iradj Moini
Christian Dior circus pieces from 1966
KJL bead strands with rondelles from late 60's-early 70's
Diane Love for Trifari pieces

 UPDATE for 2015

This year there was a wider variety of makers chosen, and not many people chose the same one!
Napier charm bracelets
Trifari signed dog pins
Jakob Bengel
Parrot Pearls, Flying Colors and Ruby Z
George Steere




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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.