March 2023

A Shopping Trip Back in Time: Visiting Vintage Jewelers in Providence

Hobe rhinestone earrings vintage "Jewels of Legendary Splendor"

Hobe Rhinestone Costume Jewelry

The real fortune for the Hobe Jewelry Company was made in America. Some say Hobe' coined the term "costume jewelry". Hobe made beautiful costume jewelry for the stars.

Micro Mosaic Jewelry: It’s not as easy as 1,2,3

Costume jewelry earrings rhinestone providence Rhode Island

Providence Rhode Island, Costume Jewelry, And Sparkle

By the time the 1940s rolled around, 80% of the Costume Jewelry manufactured in the world, had been manufactured in Providence Rhode Island. Providence had established itself as the king…

How to Tell The Difference Between Real Gemstones and Rhinestone Costume Jewelry