About the Collection

Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection is one of North America’s premiere collection of vintage costume jewelry. Carole Tanenbaum has been collecting costume jewelry for over twenty-five years resulting in an unparalleled collection of over 30,000 pieces dating from the Victorian period to today’s collectables. Every piece in the collection has been hand-selected with an eye for design, creativity and exceptional workmanship. The collection integrates vintage costume jewelry as wearable works of art into the fashion world.

Featuring only the highest quality treasures, the collection includes designers, limited edition, and one-of-a-kind pieces. Jewelry by Chanel, Schiapparelli, Hobe, and Miriam Haskell are some of our highlights. We also have a vast collection of Bakelite, resin, Scottish and Czech items. In addition to vintage jewelry, the collection also includes compacts, purses, and other objects.

As a world-renowned collector, Carole has given a number of lectures on vintage costume jewelry at museums, universities, and social clubs. The collection continues to be featured in a multitude of fashion publications, and film and television productions.

Selections from the Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection are available at SEED INC. along with other retailers worldwide.

Fabulous Fakes: A Passion for Vintage Costume is a book that features Carole Tanenbaum’s extraordinary personal collection.  She is currently working on her second book about her favorite design house, Schreiner NY.