Vintage Jewelry Ads: Jeweler's Circular, June 7, 1911

There is so much to learn from old jewelry advertisements. We are lucky to have acquired several volumes of The Jewelers' Circular, from 1911 to the 1920s. In this blog post, we are going to share some of our favorite advertisements from the June 1911 issue. 

Of course the jewelry in the ads make us swoon, but even the font and filigree borders are drool-worthy. Hope you enjoy perusing these old-school ads, along with some pieces we have or have had in our shop by the companies mentioned.

The D.F. Briggs Company

The D.F.B Co was founded by D.F. Briggs in 1892. The company was named Briggs, Bates & Bacon from 1922-1950.

We adore this beautiful ad, which features men's items (pocket watch chains) in addition to women's bracelets. We currently have a beautiful expansion bracelet by the D.F. Briggs Company, seen below.

 Vintage expansion bracelet, $55, for sale  here

Vintage expansion bracelet, $55, for sale here

Bates & Bacon

Company was founded in 1856 and was in business until the mid 1940s. The firm was based in Attleboro, MA. .

Lots of beautiful men's accessories in this ad from Bates & Bacon! We currently don't have any pieces by this company, but we have sold quite a few pocket watch chains and bracelets by them in the past. Pictured below is a pocket watch chain we sold last year.

Bliss Brothers Company

This jewelry manufacturing company was located in Attleboro, MA and in business from 1896 to the 1950s. Their trademark was a large B with a smaller B in the top half, and CO in the bottom half. 

Oh my, I especially love that swallow locket! We have sold quite a few beautiful lockets by this company, but currently don't have anything in stock by Bliss Brothers. Pictured below is a really beautiful Edwardian era locket we sold by Bliss Brothers.

Rhode Island Ring Company

This is a jewelry manufacturing company we aren't familiar with, but I had to share this vintage ring ad! That snake ring is superb!

Do you have any pieces of jewelry from the above mentioned jewelry companies? If so, share with us in the comments section below!

Vintage love,

Amanda Jean

December Donate!

Happy December! This month, we are donating 10% of our December Etsy sales to Girls on the Run Lancaster.

Girls on the Run is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential.

This is such a wonderful and important organization that is close to our hearts. Laura Mae was an assistant coach for the organization several years back. We wish such a great program existed when we were young girls!

About Girls on the Run:

Girls on the Run is the program for girls in 3rd-5th grade that encourages girls to recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others. Each season, girls gain a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them, the value of teamwork and healthy relationships and how they can have a positive impact on the world. Girls also make a meaningful contribution to their community through a team-organized Community Impact Project. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation for fitness and healthy habits and teach life skills including treating others with care, practicing gratitude and managing emotions. Each season culminates with a Girls on the Run 5K event. This celebratory, non-competitive event provides girls with a sense of accomplishment and instills the value of goal setting at a young age.

Thank you for helping us give to an organization that empowers young girls through curriculum and running!

UPDATE, January 13, 2017:

We are so thrilled to announce December 2016 was our best month of sales EVER! We were able to donate $4,000 to Girls on the Run!

Laura Mae & Amanda Jean