A Real Gem: Buying Vintage Jewellery Online
Fashion Illustrations on the Faubourg Saint-Germain Site
Faubourg Saint Germain is a delightful online jewellery boutique that offers vintage pieces from the 1900s that have been created by prestigious jewellery houses such as Cartier, Chanel, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron and several others.
After some years at LVMH and Van Cleef and Arpels as well as a stint in India to discover the jewellery here, Karine Zacharias has now created an online boutique to display the hidden treasures she has managed to source from big jewellery houses, her travels all over the globe, estate sales and antique shops that date back from the 1930s onwards. In fact, on her site, you can read up on the history of jewellery down the decades as well as shop for pieces according to the era or designer that interests you. What's more, the stunning pieces that are on sale are accompanied by some even prettier fashion illustrations. If you're still skeptical about buying jewellery online, this gorgeous collection will definitely make you change your mind.
A ballerina brooch in gold, sapphires, rubies; John Rubel. Era: 1940
A brooch in enamel, metal; by Elsa Schiaparelli. Era: 1937
A Flower Necklace - Haute Couture in resin, coloured glass; Christian Lacroix. Era: 2000
A vintage Indian brooch in gold, rubies, diamonds. Era: 1960
Images via: Faubourg Saint-Germain