Dating vintage brooch clasps
Either way, due to their size, earrings are often an affordable path to starting a vintage costume jewelry collection.
Stein's brooches feature animals, cars, household items, celebrities and people in a distinctive style, sometimes resembling Art Deco (which leads some people to mistakenly date her work to the 1920s).
Some collectors suggest that the clasp determines which era it was made in.
Vintage brooches had the clasps heat mounted into the plastic; in modern brooches, the clasps are riveted on.
Before delving into the world of vintage clip-on earrings, it is important to know exactly what it is you are looking for in terms of style, closure, and period.
These details will help make your shopping experience more efficient.