Whiting and Davis are a favorite among collectors, and Ledbelly has a great and vast array of vintage bags and jewelry to choose from. This beautiful mesh clutch is from the 1970's, which marked the 100th year anniversary for the company. They released many new lines and did many collaborations with companies such as Vogue. That decade was huge for Whiting and Davis. It was the start of the disco age, so gleaming clothing and accessories were all the rage. Their patent mesh was perfect for the glitz and glam of the era. A resurgence of enthusiasm both for and from the company bag begun and new innovations and styles emerged. Gorgeous halter tops and gowns caught the light splendidly on the dance floors. Extravagant clothing needed to have extravagant accessories as well, as seen in this beautiful sparkly Whiting and Davis mesh clutch. The size would also make it perfect for a cute makeup bag!
This gorgeous micromosaic floral pendant shows great craftsmanship and character. Mosaics have been around for thousands of years, often adorning the insides of the most marvelous sites the world has to offer. Micromosaics gained popularity during the 18th century with the opening of the Vatican Mosaic Studio. Artists began using tesserae, tiny pieces of colored glass or enamel, to create small and portable versions of mosaics to sell. Making a mosaic is a painstaking process that takes a master's touch in order to get the desired image quality. They must be able to decide what colors go where and how large the pieces have to be precisely. This is even more tedious when you shrink it down dramatically. Micromosaics are simply small pieces of glass arranged in a tray, but when it all comes together, a beautiful image comes forth. The term "micromosaic" was first coined by the British collector Sir Arthur Gilbert (1913-2001). This beautiful pendant, formerly a brooch, showcases a beautiful micromosaic scene of flowers with multi-colored leaves. They are encased in an intricate tray that hangs from a rhodium plated chain.
Yet another piece from the 1970's, these beautiful half circle earrings are cool and unique. They feature gleaming faux pearls and pink and clear beads stacked on each other to make an interesting structured set of earrings. They are extremely versatile and can be worn for practically any outfit. This style of earring has also gained momentum recently and are an extremely desirable shape. It was especially popular in the 1950's and 60's with celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, Jackie O., and Elizabeth Taylor rocking this bold jewelry look. A sleek or short hairstyle would look especially great with a pair of these. With these on, you could walk the world as if it was your runway!
Here we have another absolutely beautiful pink marble lucite repurposed hair comb that would be perfect for many occasions including weddings. The gorgeous leaf pendant was formerly a Sarah Coventry brooch. Sarah Coventry was manufactured from 1949 through 1984 and is still coveted by collectors to this very day. Their jewelry was never sold in retail stores, so they are harder to come by than many other brands. This hair comb features a beautiful swooping leaf design on top of a gold plated comb. It would look stunning on hair styled both up and down. For brides, it can either be dressed up for a more formal wedding or dressed down for a more laid back feel. It is even brighter out in the sunlight! It would be a gorgeous touch to your special day.