Express yourself in exuberant Victorian or bold Art Moderne. Rock the Retro or be sublimely serene in Edwardian. JB Hudson has the largest and most comprehensive collection of estate, period and vintage jewelry in the Midwest.
Vintage jewels are not your “average” baubles. They are “green” with their own story and history: whether decades old or contemporary, you will find thoughtfully selected jewels that exemplify the best of their time period.
The Victorian jewelry era dates from the 64 year reign of Queen Victoria of England. Featuring delicate designs with elaborate engraving. Often brooches, lockets, pendants and earrings – ornate designs.
A complete departure from the influences of the Industrial Revolution that revived the Medieval traditions of Guild Houses with master craftsmen and apprentices living together and creating an artisan community. Brought back Gothic and Renaissance motifs.
Originating in France, Art Nouveau jewelry follows curves and naturalistic designs, with very little use of diamonds or precious stones.
Edwardian jewelry features graceful, lacey, elegant and delicate motifs. Often featuring the use of diamonds, collet set and knife edge settings.
Art Deco jewelry features matched stones, beautiful side work, geometric designs, diverse combinations of color and abstract patterns including solid edge to edge stone settings.
The main characteristics of retro style jewelry include colorful, elaborate designs with bold use of Semi-precious stones and gold.
Inspired by Hollywood, Hollywood Regency era jewelry is colorful, bold elaborate, very social jewelry featuring a sense of movement. Commonly worn were large cocktail rings, bracelets, watches, necklaces and charms.
American Modernist jewelry features jewelry that was meant to be wearable, affordable art. Often identified by the fact that it’s produced, manufactured and designed by the same artist.