Blue floral polished cotton cap sleeve dress
Blue and white cotton strap dress with matching bolero
A selection of bakelite and celluloid necklaces and bracelets offered by The Originals
Late 1960s Trifari Lucite Owl Pendant, from Deborah Woolf Vintage.
Where once this mass produced jewellery was considered cheap and worthless, it is now not only collectable but worth far beyond its original price. Costume jewellery was originally created as a disposable accessory to a particular garment, so the variety of styles and materials is a constant reflection of the changing fashion throughout the 20th Century.
Art Deco brooch 1920's offered by Linda Chan
Costume jewellery first appeared early in the 20th Century in
Signed 'Coro' brooch multicolored glass/gild metal 1950's offered by Tony Durante
Costume jewellery was further made popular by designers such as Dior and Chanel and its use in the
1950s Lucite Bracelet & Earrings, from The Girl Can't Help It
With so many brands and styles to choose from, whether it is something to accessorise a particular outfit or to buy as an investment piece, the Alfies dealers are happy to share their knowledge and offer advice to help you find that perfect piece!
Our assistant wears a white 1970s shaman inspired bead necklace, a celeste & diamante beaded necklace & vintage faux topaz bangle.
Vintage faux topaz bangle as before & 1950s cocktail ring.
Our wonderful assistant says about her Alfies experience: "Every now and then I see a piece and I go for it. I particularly like 50s jewellery, like this cocktail ring with red and yellow water marks and my celeste and diamante bead necklace (pictured above). It's a time when people started wanting more exuberant and fun objects. But I tend to mix with other periods and styles. The faux topaz bracelet is from a later date. For the summer, this shaman inspired early 70s white bead necklace makes me feel happy because it connects me to other people and places and my boss says it's healing"All the jewellery pictured was bought from The Originals. You can find their beautiful stand on the second floor at Alfies, Stand No. S057.