Peregrine Galleries is known for carrying the finest jewelry by Chanel, Georg Jenson, Miriam Haskell, Bakelite jewelry from the 1930’s to 1950’s, Navajo and Zuni turquoise jewelry and more.
Peregrine Galleries has an outstanding collection of vintage Chanel necklaces, bracelets and earrings and accessories.
Coco was born in 1883 and died in 1971. She and her arch rival Elsa Schiaparelli were the foremost Parisian couturiers in designing and promoting the wearing of faux jewelry as an accessory to clothing and as a means of self expression.
Since they were made from non precious materials designers were able to experiment, allowing for a far greater diversity in costume jewelry than in fine jewelry at the time.
Other Peregrine Galleries Collections include…
Leo Baekeland was looking for a material to be used to insulate wire and he mixed carbonic acid and formaldehyde to form the first plastic. He founded the General Bakelite Corporation and introduced Bakelite to the general public in 1909 at a chemical conference. Peregrine Galleries owner Marlene Vitanza buys and sells vintage Bakelite bracelets, necklaces and pins that are distinctive and of the highest quality.
“I am always interested in purchasing both Navajo and Zuni early turquoise bracelets, rings, necklaces, squash blossom necklaces, concho belts and buckles,” states Vitanza. “In artifacts, I specialize in baskets, beadwork, weavings and pottery and also exhibit a selection of fine American Paintings.”
Miriam Haskell was born in 1899. She started her shop in the Mc Alpine Hotel in 1924 on the very posh Herald Square in NYC. She became very successful and started the Miriam Haskell Co. She and her chief designer Frank Hess created some of the most original costume jewelry ever made utilizing Czech and Austrian stones and beads, Japanese simulated seed pearls and a variety of other materials arranged in a cluster of floral and abstract designs. Peregrine Galleries sells Haskell necklaces, bracelets, lariats, brooches, earrings and parures.
Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
P E R E G R I N E G A L L E R I E S
1133 Coast Village Road, Montecito, Ca. 93108
VISIT THE WEBSITE: peregrinegalleries.com