Weiss designed some of the most beautiful rhinestone jewellery of the post-Word War II period era, skilfully presenting high quality Austrian rhinestones of exceptional clarity and colour in handcrafted designs. Weiss excelled at floral and figural brooches and earrings and also made numerous styles of bracelets and necklaces.
A little bit of advice and a romantic solution!
Our pets are part of the family, and leaving them out your big day seems a bit mean. We’ve been reading some surprising statistics, and really cute stories, about couples including their pets at their wedding. But the one message that comes across loud and clear is that having pets at a wedding can be just as tricky as those spirited toddlers! At the end of this piece we’d like to offer a solution that’s both romantic and enduring. But first a word or two of caution!
Sparkles, feathers or pearls?
You’re going to look amazing on your wedding day. You’ll spend a lot of time searching for the perfect dress, so don’t forget to seek out the perfect headdress too. After all, it’s the one thing that will be seen in every single photo!
Now is an exciting time to be a bride. Dress designers are offering styles to suit every aspiration and taste. Strapless has given way to structured lines, elegant period styles, or beautifully detailed updated classics. There’s more emphasis than ever on themed looks. Luxurious fabrics, heavy lace, bold or delicate colours, and gorgeous detail feature on all the catwalks.
The right headdress will finish the style you create perfectly. But it also needs to be something you love wearing, and something that reflects your personality.
The inspiration for Crystal Heirlooms began when friends Fran and Jean went wedding dress shopping for Jean’s marriage to Dave in May 2012. You can read more about this in our blog post Vintage Loving Neighbours, but this is the story of Jean’s wedding, as told by her, with some handy tips about planning a destination wedding.
Exceptional costume jewellery guaranteed for life!
Henry Bogoff was born in a rural area of Poland in 1908 and, like many Eastern European Jews, emigrated to America at the age of 16 to escape persecution. He arrived at Ellis Island with only a few dollars in his pocket and the determination to build a better life.
We’ve been waiting a while now for our new blog and we’re really excited that it’s finally here! There’s so much we want to share with you – real weddings, tips for choosing the perfect accessories for your wedding, glimpses of vintage fashion, lots of fascinating stuff about vintage jewellery, and whatever else we think you’d enjoy that’s fun and newsworthy.
Firstly a MASSIVE thank you to our secret weapon – the cool, calm and talented Patrice Fiset at Webcoop in Montreal who did all the techie things to make this happen! Working remotely with this company in Canada has been a really enjoyable experience.