14 Years on the World Wide Web!

We normally ship priority mail on all domestic orders, however, if you need Express mail please email us at ppj@ncn.net to let us know. Orders via Express usually take two days and rates start around $20.00 plus insurance. Thank you!

Our  Shop is "Blooming" With Quality Antique, Vintage  and Contemporary Costume Jewelry at Reasonable Prices Just Waiting To Be "Picked"! Whether you are a vintage jewelry collector or shopping for a wedding, prom, pageant, performance pieces (dance, concerts, recitals) or just want something pretty to wear, you have come to the right place.


   Welcome to Past & Present Jewelry!  We have been in business for twenty-one years, and specialize in new & vintage costume jewelry in all price ranges, with an emphasis on beautiful rhinestone, collectible copper, gorgeous beads and Christmas jewelry.  We feature contemporary jewelry from Eisenberg Ice, Kenneth Jay Lane, Dorothy Bauer, Sassy South, and other branded and unbranded prom and bridal jewelry. Our vintage pieces include signed pieces from Trifari, Eisenberg, Hattie Carnegie, Hobe, Lisner, Hollycraft, Kramer, Haskell, Coro, Ora, Vendome, Bogoff, Jomaz, Mazer, Originals by Robert, Art, Florenza, Sarah Coventry, Fenichel, Little Nemo, and Weiss, as well as more rare manufacturers such as Edlee, Dalsheim, Duane, Jonne, Francois, Eugene, Thelma Deutsch,unsigned pieces including DeLizza and Elster (aka Juliana), in addition to cameos, copper from Renoir Matisse, sterling silver, bakelite, wood, crystal, and Victorian, Nouveau, Retro and Art Deco period pieces, including Nov-e-line, Pretium, Romar, and Allco. Many beautiful Christmas tree pins await you, both vintage and new.

Our vintage jewelry is carefully cleaned (without removing antique patinas) and checked, missing stones are replaced if needed, and beads are restrung if necessary.  We want you to be proud of the jewelry you buy from us, and unlike most vintage websites, we try to disclose any repairs and take well-lit photos so there are no unpleasant surprises.   Our new branded jewelry is for the most part signed by the company, but occasionally the signature is missing due to a factory oversight or the inability to have the piece signed due to its size.  We will try to note the new pieces that are unsigned; many of those pieces, however, will come with a display card or hang tag with the company's signature.

    It should be assumed that all stones, unless otherwise noted, are glass (non-precious), and all pearls are fashion (faux), not cultured or natural, pearls.   All vintage pieces are one-of-a-kind.   Most new pieces should be available by special order if not in stock; however, some of the new pieces should also be considered one-of-a-kind.  If you don't see what you're looking for, please let us know and indicate in your subject line "WTB" (want to buy). We may already have it in stock, or we'll do our best to find it. Free gift wrap is always available.

Why shop Past & Present? We have one of the largest and nicest selections of new and antique costume jewelry around, and our prices are lower than almost any other place on the internet. How is this possible? The elves get out of bed every day and work hard! We pack and ship carefully and quickly.

   So, please come in and see the wonderful things we have to offer!  Please click on the "Jewelry Menu" in the left hand column, then click on the brand or type of jewelry of your choice.  For our newest additions to the site, please click on "Latest Additions" in the jewelry menu.   Enjoy!

Updated: October 11 , 2014

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