Val Knows Vintage / Out Of The Attic Antiques
Val Knows Vintage is the ” Vintage Jewellery Department ” of Out Of The Attic Antiques. We sell fine vintage costume jewellery and Sterling Silver Jewellery and Victorian through Art Deco decorative Arts. We have been part of the Canadian Antiques Show industry for over 40 years at all major show venues coast to coast. We also work directly with clients in the entertainment industry. Most recently we were delighted to provide costume jewellery and accessories for the newest movie from Oscar-winning director Guillermo Del Toro ( Nightmare Alley, to be released in December 2021 ). His fabulous Costume Design team, headed by Luis Siqueira and Ann Steel selected fabulous jewellery, to adorn the gorgeous costumes to be worn by the stars and supporting cast. Cate Blanchette, Rooney Mara, Mary Steenburgen, Toni Colette, Bradley Cooper, Ron Perlman, Willem Defoe. Just some members of the star-studded film.
Now, more than ever, it is important to look great from the waist up! And we can help you achieve the vintage feel with a modern appeal, with designers such as Dior, Chanel, Yves St. Laurent, Oscar De La Renta, or unsigned beauties from around the world. It is a perfect time to start the new year with something lovely, which reminds us of all the things we loved about the past. If you can’t give an in-person hug, or hold a hand, then a well-loved piece of vintage jewellery is perfect for your best friend, or family member and will show how much you care. And remember Valentines Day is only a few weeks away!
We have selected some very special pieces from our eclectic inventory for your shopping pleasure this weekend. If you are looking for something specific, we will be delighted to help you with your search. We carry a dazzling array of clip-on earrings, brooches, necklaces, bracelets, cuff links, vintage scarves. From fabulous to fun. From classic elegance to your most casual look ( evening wear to track pants or even your favourite nightie ! ).
We offer cross Canada shipping and free delivery within 100kms of Waterloo Region.
Have fun at the show, and if we can assist in any way, we are here to help.
1. Duette Brooch / Dress Clips
Item Price: $275
Item Description: Stunning Ruby and clear Swarovski crystal Duette in Rhodium plated setting.
The two halves become elegant dress clips. There are two patent numbers on the back.
Circa 1930. It is attributed to Alfred Philippe, Trifari Designer.
This encompasses the elegance and splendour of fine Art Deco design.
2. Gold tone Fortune Teller brooch JellyBelly
3. Christian Dior Brooch
4. Egyptian Revival Brooch
5. Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
6. Bird of Paradise Brooch
Item Price: $175
Item Description: Spectacular large Goldtone Bird of Paradise brooch. Set with Ruby and clear crystal stones, this is a striking piece of vintage jewellery.
Elegant and vibrant and with the bright ruby stones. It is the perfect gift for Valentines Day ( or any day ). This is unsigned but looks very much like Trifari.
7. Hattie Carnegie Brooch Faux Pearl Flower
Item Price: $295
Item Description: Simple but oh so elegant Hattie Carnegie brooch with a large faux Baroque pearl and fine brilliant-cut crystals.
This is a timeless classic design from one of the best. Did you know? Lucille ball worked for Hattie Carnegie as a showroom model before embarking on her film and television career.
8. Fuchsia Enamel Floral bouquet brooch with emerald green leaves This comes with matching clip on earrings
9. Sterling Silver Folding Magnifying Lorgnettes
Item Price: $225
Item Description: Folding Lorgnettes style magnifying glasses, The handle is set with rondel cut Marcasite stones in an Art Nouveau Floral design. Sterling silver frame.
These were made in France, and purchased on Cameron Street, Kowloon, in the then British Crown Colony of Hong Kong in the 1930s. Cameron Road and Nathan Road were the hubs for fine hotels, stores, and elegant dining.
The glasses come with their original silk brocade case.
10. Sterling Silver bracelet with Aquamarine coloured stones .
11. Monet Parure ( Necklace bracelet in pierced earrings )
Item Price: $325
Item Description: Glamorous and elegant, this set was made by Monet. It is from the 1960s.
Striking princess cut Aurora Borealis Swarovski crystals adorn this rhodium-plated setting. The stones reflect blue, yellow, pink, and green tones in vibrant colour . The images do not do it justice, it is delicious !!!!
12. Christian Dior scatter pins set of two
Item Price: $ 475 Pair or $ 250 each
Item Description: This is a simple but striking pair of Christian Dior Scatter pins. One with an Amethyst center stone, the other with a rich blue crystal center. Enhanced with tiny clear crystals in a fine gold plated setting. Both signed. I am willing to split this set if you only want one colour .
13. Heidi Daus Fan necklace
Item Price: $345
Item Description: Fabulous jewel-toned pendant necklace on a triple row of prism cut amethyst crystal beads.
This is a simply stunning necklace which would look as perfect over a turtle neck sweater as it would with an open-necked dress or blouse.
It is set with a gorgeous array of crystals, in vibrant colours in a pierced sculpted fan.
14. Water Carrier brooch Enameled over gold tone metal setting
15. Oscar De La Renta Runway Necklace . 1970
Item Price: $595
Item Description: Oh My Oscar ! Sensational Oscar De La Renta statement necklace with an Art Deco flair. Set with three large gorgeous crystals. Smokey Topaz, Pale Citrine, and a luminous green baguette. All set in a gold-tone setting.
Such a versatile necklace. It moves easily between casual over a cozy sweater, or for evening wear.
16. Outstanding Oscar De La Renta bib necklace with pendant drop
Item Price: $650
Item Description: This is a stunner! Milky white marble glass surrounded by smokey baguettes and brilliant-cut crystals, perfectly set in a burnished goldtone setting. Each gold point set with a rondelle crystal. 1960’s. The Oscar De La Renta necklaces we offer were not widely sold in retail stores but were more often used as runway pieces at premier fashion shows and for Fashion Week events. Unique and elegant and all with the Oscar sense of style and flair.
17. Oscar De La Renta Egyptian Revival Necklace
Item Price: $450
Item Description: Pure fun, this fine Oscar De La Renta design is colourful and vibrant. Opaque geometric cut stones in a fluid supple setting.
This shows the fun side of Oscar De La Renta jewellery. Great with jeans and a casual jacket, or sweater in the cool months, and oh so cool in the warmer seasons with anything! The goldtone setting perfectly showcases the stones and flair of the design.
18. Taxco Sterling Silver Necklace and Bracelet
Item Price: $750
Item Description: Every now and then we find vintage Taxco jewellery that makes me say Wow ! This set struck me as being Wow worthy. Stamped .950 Sterling silver, with multiple assay and Taxco Mexico marks. circa 1960s – 70s
Onyx and perfectly matched Malachite bezel set inlay stones. The necklace weighs 124.8 grams, the bracelet weighs 97.6 grams.
This is of outstanding quality and composition. A truly substantial set of Taxco design at its best.
19. Art Deco Faux pearl and rhinestone necklace
Item Price: $195
Item Description: Simply elegant, Art Deco necklace with faux pearls and Sapphire and clear crystal drop.
If you or someone you love is a fan of Art Nouveau and Deco design, then this is for you.
Simple classic pearl bead necklace, adorned with a truly beautiful crystal pendant drop .Well balanced, superbly crafted, and timeless. Think Wedding! Something old and something blue in one steller design.
20. Art Deco Slider Necklace
21. Gold tone Curb chain with crystals
Item Price: $175
Item Description: The designer said “let’s have some fun! ” And turned a double curb chain into a fashion statement. This is a wonderful piece, with emerald cut crystals adorned with goldtone petalled flowers, coral coloured cabochons, teal and clear faceted marquis crystals. All combined to produce a unique wearable work of art.
It has style and flair and fun and colour and everything a piece of Costume Jewellery should be. Although it is not signed, it certainly has all of the quality we see in similar works from Alexander McQueen, who loved to blend heavy curb chains withh rhinestone and crystals.
22. Sterling Silver Bracelet with Opals
Item Price: $180
Item Description: Simple but striking sterling silver bracelet. It is adorned with three perfectly matched bezel set Australian Opals. These are lovely stones, in a well designed bracelet.
. The very fine Opals reflect a great range of colour , with lots of fire and depth throughout.
If you love opals, and silver, or are searching for a lovely ” I miss you ” gift, this is as good as a hug ( well not quite but almost, under our current circumstances )
23. Sterling silver bracelet
Item Price: $135
Item Description: Made in Italy, this hinged cuff has an upper and lower band of sterling mesh and two inner bands of polished silver. it is a fluid design, with a sophisticated flair. Perfect for everyday wear, and a great accessory for any outfit. It is very well made with a truly elegant appeal .
24. Ottaviani multi strand necklace Necklace
Item Price: $250
Item Description: Four strands of graduated rows in Rose quartz, Amethyst, Moonstone, and Aquamarine beads. beautifully enhanced with bezel set rondelles and claw set foil backed crystals.
Ottaviani Bijoux company has been manufacturing exquisite designs since the 1940s. This is a mid 20th-century design. It encompasses the classic appeal of fine Italian style and panache along with a wonderful blending of colours to create the balance. This is fine Italian craftsmanship from a very well respected design house The company was founded in 1945 and today works mainly in sterling silver and crystal jewellery. Their vintage pieces are sought after by collectors of European jewellery.
25. Limited Edition Yves St Laurent Runway Necklace # 27 of only 500 made
Item Price: $4650
Item Description: This is one of those pieces of jewelry which does not come onto the market often if at all. Yves St.Laurent jewellery is highly prized by fine Vintage jewellery collectors worldwide, and once found it is rarely if ever, parted with. There are none like this available anywhere at the present time nor have any been offered for sale in recent years. I know this because as a specialist in fine costume jewellery, I am constantly looking for all designer pieces including YSL items, and searching worldwide for special items just like this. After 40 plus years as a dealer , I can say that I do not use the word rare lightly. In fact, it is misused so often that it is not a word I use without careful consideration. The piece is made with a soft brushed gold plated setting and Maison Gripoix rich amber and cognac coloured stones. It is an early 1980s design and is totally delicious.
This is a rare piece of Haute Couture costume jewellery .
This is a spectacular runway piece, and low in the limited edition run being # 27 of only 500 produced.
It is an extraordinary statement piece and there aren’t enough words to describe how truly spectacular this in person.
Again as with other designers, many of these limited editions were made for runway shows in New York London Milan, and Paris Many were gifted by the company to preferred clients and special friends. It is a glorious piece of jewellery from one of the worlds most desirable Haute Couture design houses.
26. C N Scaasi Necklace and bracelet Goldtone studded with Swarovski crystals c 1960
Item Price: $295
Item Description: Canadian !!!! This dazzling set was made by Canadian designer Arnold Scaasi, in Montreal. Designer to the rich and powerful, his clients included Mamie Eisenhower, Barbra Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Crawford, Hilary Clinton, and numerous stars and ” high rollers “. Sadly, his name is not as well recognised in general by collectors or vintage jewellery lovers. Originally he was a clothing designer but stated that clothes with jewellery decorations on them look far more interesting and were more interesting to wear. So he turned his skills to the design of jewellery accessories. He was featured on the cover of Vogue in 1955 , and for those of you who collect Kenneth Jay Lane, you owe our Arnold a vote of thanks. It was Mr Scaasi who convinced Mr Lane that his future and fortune lay in costume jewellery design and not clothing.
This glittering 1960 two-piece set is heavy, exquisitely made with pave set rhinestones. It is glamorous and glitzy and fun.
27. Stanley Hagler Sunny orange Necklace c 1940
Item Price: $325
Item Description: What is it about orange that makes us smile? Maybe because there are no words that rhyme with it? Stanley Hagler was best known for designing costume jewellery for Wallace Simpson the Duchess of Windsor. Like many of the top designers of his time, he had clients who were influential rich and famous. He was a contemporary of Miriam Haskell and DeMario and Robert Levy. He honed his craft as an employee with Miriam Haskell. Their designs and materials are almost identical.
This bright and happy orange necklace from the 1940 time frame is perfect for summer sundresses, or tee shirts. It has an intricately constructed pendant suspended on a simple bead necklace .with an elegant little clasp. His pieces were hand constructed and that gives the wearer a connection to the designer not found in mass produced jewellery made today.
28. Japanned bib necklace with faux pearls and rhinestone studded hearts .
Item Price: $225
Item Description: With a sense of whimsy, this necklace is a classic pearl bead with festoons of lacy hearts set with tiny brilliant-cut crystals. On a black turtle neck or white crew neck pullover, it is a great everyday accessory. The chain mesh link necklace is actually very finely made, with interlocking rings forming the bib. Each pearl bead is secured with a metal flower-shaped cap.
This is actually very elegant, from the perfect melding of the japanned ( black lacquered finish ) and contrast with the creamy white beads . to the exquisite little flashes of sparkle from the pave set crystals in the hearts.
29. Miriam Haskell Necklaces ( 2 piece set )
Item Price: $675
Item Description: Miriam Haskell’s designs go from the sublime to the fun, with her elegant baroque pearls and encrusted designs to pieces made with ham bones, apple seeds, and acorns. Some of her favourites were these more organic Summer season items made with red coral, seashells and mother of pearl. These necklaces are companion pieces but could be split if you only want one. Like all Haskell designs, her necklaces are hand constructed using fine materials. Each shell and coral piece was hand drilled and mounted with tiny caps or spacers to prevent damage to the finish. They are suspended on tiny faceted metal beads which creates movement when worn. It is a really lovely set and ideal for summer. Or when you wish it was summer. After all, if you can’t go to the beach what could be better than bringing the beach to you? Both necklaces are signed .
30. Ixel Mexico Brutalist Collar and matching Earrings for pierced ears.
Item Price: $275
Item Description: Stunning Burnished gold-tone and silver metal Brutalist Collar. Large Smokey Topaz coloured prism cut crystals .c 1980. This is an elegant and striking design with three-dimensional applique trim.
It has a combination of fabulous Brutalist style with an Aztec flair. This is a must-have for anyone who loves Brutalist design, fine Mexican jewellery, or just loves jewellery!