Meet Wendy, the founder and curator of History’s Jewel Box. With years of experience in the vintage jewelry industry you know you’re in safe hands. If you’re looking to connect with that perfect piece, whether as a gift for someone you love or for yourself, Wendy will strive to find the perfect piece steeped in history ready for its new chapter with you.
Old is the new new. That makes you right in style.
Jewelry has always been my passion. It’s one of the first things I notice on/about people when meeting them for the first time. In college, I was pursuing a degree in metal arts (jewelry making) until my parents caught on and decided a girl from Des Moines, Iowa would be better served with a business degree. While working on the metal arts degree, however, I had the chance to also work at a local, family-owned jewelry store that had been around for 125 years at that point (they’re still going strong at 145+ years in business). They granted me the chance to sit at the bench and apprentice under their two master jewelers. It was the best education I’ve received.
So, while I did go on to get the business degree, I still have a love for jewelry design, most notably, the antique and vintage variety. We specialize in pieces from the 1700s through the 1970s. Whether you’re looking for Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, Art Nouveau or Retro Modern period fine jewelry, we have it or will be thrilled to hunt it down for you (searching for just the right piece is our specialty).
Shop the online store. Message us about the pieces you’re ready to part with. Ask us some questions. And by all means, dream a little while you’re here. Our motto: Old is the new new. That makes you right in style.
Wendy, History’s Jewel Box