This summer has been my Van Dell Summer. Last spring I bought this beautiful necklace from a local antique shop called Appleseed’s (it’s now only opened intermediately announced via Times-News). I took it home and seen a Van Dell label on the back.
Van Dell is a costume jewelry company operating in the 1940’s usually used brilliant Austrian Crystals and relatively heavier gold plating on their jewelry; hence why they still look so good over these years. Van Dell’s jewelry usually contains furnishes, flowers and bows.
Early this summer I searched Etsy for some Van Dell jewelry some pieces struck me, here they are. A green stone round necklace with signature Van Dell flourishes, with matching earrings.
I really love the weight of the chain, from pinkdahlia22’s Etsy Shop http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7173224 Finally Etsy seller Nonpareils http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5153010 provided me with simple yet classic Hematite earrings sand necklace set, I love to wear the set to work days when I where lots of black and white.
I also purchased form Nonpareils, a triple bow and turquoise stone necklace, the gold plate has not stood the test of time but I like how the brassy tone accentuates the blue stones. When I was sorting through my great grandma Sally’s estate I found a worn box… with the Van Dell tag inside… containing a Van Dell pin, flourishes, flowers, and bows. What a find… I didn’t even know it was in my basement in a box of china! Here are some Van Dell pieces I fancied from recent Etsy search for this post.