There's loads of information out there on vintage jewellery but sometimes its not that easy to find what you're looking for. So we are trying to put together a helpful list of pages, sites and groups that can help when you need to do further research on your vintage treasures. Some of the Facebook groups do require membership and will have their own rules in place for usage but are very handy resources we wouldn't add them if they weren't great!
Identifying Vintage Jewellery:
Costume Jewelry Collectors Int’l This website is a huge resource we have linked directly to its section dealing with vintage makers marks which can help with dating as well as identification of pieces but the whole website is dedicated to a greater understanding of costume jewellery providing an invaluable resource to collectors and is well worth a look.
Antique & Vintage Jewelry Detectives:Identification, Discussion, Study A Facebook group, the purpose of the group is to help each other solve jewelry mysteries, share new additions to our collections, post research resources, and generally talk about anything related to vintage jewelry
Vintage Jewelry Identification Collective A Facebook group set up to help identify your vintage jewellery treasures.
All jewelry makers mark idenification, A Facebook group to identify the makers of any type of jewelry with no restrictions on age (modern, vintage or antique jewelry- anything is acceptable.)
Antique & Vintage Venetian & Czech Glass Bead Jewelry A Facebook group A Facebook group to share genuine antique & vintage Venetian & Czech glass bead jewelry, they also help with identification.
Louis Rousselet Beads and Jewellery Discussion and Identification Group. A Facebook group to discuss and identify the wonderful beads and jewellery of Louis Rousselet, master bead maker of Paris for 50 years
Bead Collectors Helping Bead Collectors This Facebook group BCHBC is an interesting and educational group for BEAD COLLECTORS to help each other. They encourage your showcasing of your bead collections and any useful information about them!
Czech and Bohemian Jewellery:
Vintage Czech - Jewellery of Bohemia This Facebook group is Not for valuation but will help with identification its set up to celebrate the wonderful costume jewellery made in the early 20th century in the region of Jablonec nad Nisou/Gablonz an der Neisser, northern Bohemia, Czechoslovakia and to share the history of the area and its bijouterie industry
Vintage Jewellery of Germany & Austria This is a Facebook set up group to share vintage German and Austrian 20th century jewellery up to and including the 1970s. It is intended as a 'Show & Tell' group but will help with identification.
Modernist Jewelry This group is dedicated to collaborating and sharing information about modern studio jewelry from the 20th century
Scandinavian Enamel Jewelry - Vintage A Facebook group focusing on silver enamel Scandinavian jewellery the main focus is sharing pieces and collections but they do help with identification also.
Turquoise Gemstone Jewellery:
Let's Talk Turquoise A specialized Facebook group for those turquoise gem collectors
Miriam Haskell Jewellery:
Miriam Haskell and The Gang A Facebook group for enthusiasts to share their pieces and learn they do help with identification.
Sarah Coventry Jewellery:
SARAH COVENTRY and Emmons Jewelry Identification and History A Facebook group open for everyone interested in collecting, needing help identifying, and sharing memories about this vintage line of costume jewelry.
The Many Faces Of Selro - Jewelry Group A facebook group set up for collectors of Selro and Selini Jewellery, helpful in identifying pieces.
Sherman Jewellery Lovers Unite. A place for Sherman Jewellery lovers to come and share their collections. A place for Sherman lovers to drool and admire. This ones a Facebook group and a great resource for all those have an interest in Sherman Jewellery.
SCHREINER - SCHUBERT A Facebook group for collectors of Schreiner Jewellery they can offer help with identification.
The Schreinery.com A website database set up to help identify Schreiner jewellery with hundreds of detailed photographs.
Restoring Vintage Jewellery:
Restore Repair Repurpose Vintage Costume Jewelry This is currently the best group we've come across in terms of a resource dedicated to those wishing to learn how to restore, repair or repurpose wearable vintage costume jewelry. They have pinned guides to the top which are invaluable in terms of information, they do ask you read those first before posting any questions as many queries are answered in the guides.