During costume jewelry’s surge of popularity in the 1920s, crystals became an integral part of countless designs. In particular, the crystals made by Czechoslovakian designer Daniel Swarovski were prominent on necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and brooches. Today, Swarovski stones still adorn many of the best pieces of costume jewelry.

Clear crystal rhinestones were used by a number of costume-jewelry designers to replicate the sparkle of diamonds, but some costume jewelers used masses of crystals in place of glass beads to make their fashion fantasies shimmer and shine. Among the designers who excelled with crystals were Eisenberg & Sons, Juliana, and Miriam Haskell.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Researching Costume Jewelry

Researching Costume Jewelry

Jewelry lovers, venture through this amazing database of vintage jewelry articles, catalogs, and brochures, as well… [read review or visit site]

Emerald City Vintage Costume Jewelry

Emerald City Vintage Costume Jewelry

It looks like we're not in Kansas anymore with Elizabeth Rowlands' site on vintage costume jewelry from the 1940s a… [read review or visit site]

Morning Glory Antiques and Jewelry

Morning Glory Antiques and Jewelry

Jewelry collectors, feast your eyes on this internet gem! It's a goldmine of jewelry information featuring all styl… [read review or visit site]

All About Jewels Dictionary

All About Jewels Dictionary

This incredible reference dictionary on jewelry, from Enchantedlearning.com, is both beautiful and comprehensive. S… [read review or visit site]

Cathy Gordon's Jewelry Gallery

Cathy Gordon's Jewelry Gallery

With its vast galleries featuring clear images of jewelry and style, this site really covers it all! Divided up by … [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Most watched eBay auctions    

Art Deco Style Suffragette Colours Rhinestone Crystal Necklace And Earring SetVintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Clear Paste Crystal Pendant Necklace*rare* Very Pretty Vintage 50's Swarovski Pagoda Crystal Glass Beads NecklaceVintage 1920's Art Deco Elegant Crystal & Onyx Glass Rhodium NecklaceVtg. Jewelry Drawer Lot-20 Single Rhinestone-crystal Bead Earrings-trifari-weissOld Nouveau Natural Rock Crystal Pools Of Light Hibiscus Floral Wrap EarringsVintage Art Deco 1/20 12k Gold Filled Bezel Open Back White Crystal NecklaceVintage 1920's Art Deco Dazzling "open Backed" Crystal Glass Sterling NecklaceVintage Kenneth Jay Lane Art Deco Style Crystal Rhinestone Arrow Earrings KjlSpectacular Heidi Daus "trembling Brillance" Erinite Crystal Dragonfly PinHuge Vtg 80s Richard Kerr Haute Couture Pink Crystal 3" Duster Runway EarringsVintage Crown Trifari Runway Faux Pearln Black Glass Ab Crystal Drop Bib NecklacRare Vintage One Of A Kind Eisenberg Turquoise And White Lg Crystal Drop BroochVintage Unsigned Weiss Crystal Clear Rhinestone Choker Necklace Collar 5003Authentic Chanel Logo Stud Earrings Costume Jewelry Art Deco Style Suffragette Colours Rhinestone Crystal Swag Necklace 14kt Gold Necklace With Rare Glass Or Crystal Acorn Highend No ReserveJuliana Huge Rhinestone Dangling Crystal Pin Earring SetVintage Silver Tn Deco Multirow Clear Crystal Rhinestone Bracelet Opera Wow 5106Antique Art Deco Sweater Clip Silver Ton Lucite Flower Crystal Rhinestone 5067Vintage Bob Mackie Crystal Rhinestone & Enamel Easter Bunny Rabbit Brooch PinVintage 3 Strand Bead Necklace Lot-japan Hong Kong, Lucite, Glass Crystal.Vintage Big Crystal Starburst Brooch Ruby Red Stone Signed Kjl Kenneth Jay LaneLong Vintage Signed Swarovski Bezel Set Red Green Blue Clear Crystal NecklaceVintage 1950s *rare* Swarovski Ab Aurora Crystal Glass Flower Beads NecklaceJ2663 Antique Victorian Gold Filled Crescent Moon & Star Locket Pendant Sob CoVintage Christian Dior Purple Amethyst/crystals Necklace & Earrings As IsVictorian Antique Crystal Globe Watch Fob Real 4 Leaf Clover Pendant Seal GlassVintage & Modern Silver Rhinestone Crystal Necklace Brooch Lot Some SterlingVintage 1950's / 60's Swarovski Amber Ab Crystal Glass Beads Necklace.fab Clasp!Vtg Laguna 4 Strand Watermelon Ab Aurora Borealis Blue Bead Rhinestone NecklaceVintage Vendome Dazzling Drippy Ab Crystal Festoon NecklaceVintage Sign Swarovski Bangle Bracelet Clamper Black Enamel Crystal Wow 5111Large Vintage Jewel Open Back Bezel Set Austrian Swarovski Crystal Necklace Antique Art Deco Brooch Pin Crystal Clear Rhinestone Flower Pot Metal Wow! 2103 Eisenberg Ice Bracelet, Crystal Clear, Silver Tone, WowVintage Juliana Gold Scroll Crystal Rhinestone NecklaceVintage Unsigned Weiss Brilliant Clear Crystal Rhinestone Clipon Earring 5110J2666 Antique Victorian **c&qr** Gold Filled Crescent Moon & Star Locket (9) Vintage Pins Brooches Crystals Rhinestones Glass Flowers MarvellaVintage Napier Art Deco Style Crystal Rhinestone Navette Cluster Dangle EarringsVintage Crystal Rhinestone Pendant NecklaceVintage Juliana D & E Elster Rhinestone Crystal Bead Bracelet Circa 1960 5 LinkAmazing Vintage Crystal Czech Rhinestone Christmas Tree StandingSigned Swarovski Stick Pin Fleur De Lis Faux Pearl Crystal Huge! #vintagejewelryLot Of 7 Faberge Inspired Egg Necklace Pendants Charms Enamel Crystal AccentsAntique Art Deco Brooch Pin Tiered Flower Crystal Clear Rhinestone Holiday! 2100Vintage Silver Tn Clear Crystal Rhinestone Waterfall Necklace Ruby Dangle 5017Beautiful Vintage Art Deco Multi Colour Uranium Crystal / Glass NecklaceSherman Rose Pink Crystal 5-row Wide Bracelet & Cluster Earrings SetJoan Rivers Chunky Gold Plate 13 Charm Bracelet Perfect ConditionVendome Ruffle Set Brooch Pin Earrings Book Piece Beautiful Crystals!Lovely Vintage Red Swarovski Bezel Set Crystal Necklace Signed French Style Nolan Miller Crystal Tear Drop Brooch Pendant Beautiful 3 Day Auction Swarovski Crystals Christmas Tree Pin Brooch 2002 Box Clear Red Green CrystalSwarovski Crystal Gold Tone Reindeer Brooch Pin Designer Jewelry SignedAuthentic Julianna D&e Bracelet Xl Rhinestones Dangling Ab Crystal Beads 5 LinkSherman Signed Crystal Wreath Stunning !!!! Pastel Crystal Bezel Set Faceted Open Back Necklace Cl Swarovski.Vintage Gold Tn Sign Nina Ricci Crystal Rhinestone Teardrop Dangle Deco 5002