Friday, 19 December 2014

New Dealer: April Antiques

Stand F015 on the first floor has undergone a wonderful transformation. April Antiques have created a beautiful display of vintage and collectable pieces specialising in costume jewellery. Ranging from the 1930s up to the 1990s April has a large selection of jewellery by designers such as Chanel, Christan Dior, Christian Lacroix, Miriam Haskell, Stanley Hagler and YSL etc.

April Antiques

We asked April a few questions...

What first interested you in vintage costume jewellery?
I have always been a fan of Chanel and decided to look for more vintage pieces to collect. My collection then grew from this and I started collecting other designers such as YSL and Stanley Hagler. I prefer the quality and skill taken to make vintage jewellery to the modern pieces.

How did you start dealing in costume jewellery?
I first opened up an online business and opened in Alfies November 2014.

Do you have a favourite designer?
Yes, my favourite designer is Chanel, although Dior make beautiful pieces too.

Do you see any trends in costume jewellery.
Yes, at the moment there is a lot of interest in Stanley Hagler, once described as the "Picasso" of jewellery.

Do you have a personal favourite from your collection?
Yes my favourite is a beautiful necklace called Augustine by the Gripoix family who made pieces for Chanel. 

Necklace by the Gripoix Family


 Here a just a few from April's collection that she has to offer; 

Gold Buddha earrings. Gold plated with green glass.

Chalcedony glass bracelet. A beautifully ornate blue glass and gold plated bracelet, with faux pearls.

 Egyptian revival brooch. Stunning Neiger brooch with red bead glass. Czech.

A stunning vintage multi-coloured jewelled glass brooch, gold plated.

Stand: F015 at Alfies Antique Market
Phone: 07429 103 678

We would like to remind you all, the last day of trading at Alfies this year will be Wednesday 24 December 10am until 4pm. We will re-open in the New Year, Friday January 2, from 10am until 6pm as usual.

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and New Year!

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