5 Steps to Determining if Your Jewelry is Gold
Just found a piece of jewelry you love at your local antique shop and wondering what it's made of, how old it is, or who made it? Here are some tips to help verify the authenticity of your jewelry at home!
Stick Pins: An Upcycler's Dream
Some pieces of jewelry had more practical uses in years' past than they do today, but that doesn't mean we can't find new ways to show them off now. Many people may pass over stick pins as purposeless in this day and age, but they would be entirely incorrect! Let's take a look at these special antique collector's items and how we can fit them in to 2023 fashion.
Our 2023 Lancaster Non-Profit Picks
Every year, the Maejean team is excited to choose local non-profit organizations to support in the month of January by donating 5% of total revenue. Each team member is invited to choose a non-profit close to her heart. Here are the 2023 picks - keep reading to see how you can join us in supporting these wonderful organizations!
Vintage Enamel Jewelry
Often when we look at a piece of jewelry, we initially get pulled in by a stunning gemstone. While we absolutely love jewels and gems, there is a common design element in jewelry that we often overlook or see as secondary when, in fact, it can be criminally underrated: enamel!
How to Pair Types of Necklaces with Different Necklines
Have you ever stood in front of a mirror trying to pair the perfect necklace with your outfit? Us too. We'd love to share some tips on our favorite necklace styles to pair with the most common necklines.
Cameo Jewelry: The Collector's Dream
I've gathered some of our favorite pieces of cameo jewelry from both the past and present so that together we can admire these collectible pieces of art!
Spring 2022 Styling Guide
Spring has finally arrived and we're taking a closer look at some of our most spring-worthy vintage jewels! What are the best styles, gems, and motifs for the season of new life?
Antique Catalogues and the Jewelry in Them
Enjoy a look at some antique catalogues that showcase hundreds of pieces of jewelry from their eras, including a few pieces that feel a little familiar to some of the pieces in our shop!
Styling Antique Baby Jewelry in 2022
Read about how MJV style vintage & antique baby jewelry!
MJV Gives Back 2022
We're continuing the tradition that we started last year in giving 5% of our January revenue to some of our favorite local non-profits! While Maejean Vintage has always made it a habit to look for opportunities to support local non-profits, this will be the second year in a row that we have dedicated the month of January to donating a portion of our sales.
What better way to celebrate one's birth month then with beautiful jewels & gemstones!? There are ancient, traditional, and modern versions of which stones represent the twelve different months. Being that these are beautiful vintage & antique pieces, they could have very well been worn by someone for that reason! Marvel at these timeless treasures, learn about your alternative birthstones, and commemorate and appreciate the beauty of life with these glittering, sparkling, classic beauties!
2021 Wrapped - Our Favorite Vintage Jewelry Finds of 2021!
It's been a beautiful year at Maejean Vintage, and we're celebrating all of the wonderful vintage and antique treasures we've been able to find homes for in 2021. I asked the whole team to reflect on their favorite pieces that we've sourced, processed, and/or sold this year, and we're recapping them here for all of our enjoyment!