Jewelry Author Launches Vintage Line


Estate of Grace by Bethany B Victorian 14K entwined snake pendant representing eternal love

New York—We all get a bit sentimental and nostalgic during the holidays, and this new (well, old, actually) line of repurposed vintage jewelry has us walking right down memory lane.

Estate of Grace by Bethany B is created by Beth Bernstein, who recently authored the book “My Charmed Life.” The book, which we profiled here, is a memoir told through Bernstein’s extensive collection of jewelry, all given to her by various important people throughout her life.

With Estate of Grace, she recreates that feeling of nostalgia, thought it’s told through other people’s history.

“Every piece of jewelry has a past, present and future and each has a story to tell,” she says. “The collection is inspired by my passion for jewelry that has history and character. I have gathered and re-interpreted magical treasures and trinkets with symbolic motifs and messages. In the present, each of these pieces can be completely personalized and take on different meanings, depending upon the woman who wears them.”

After scouring flea markets across the country, not to mention in Paris, London and Rome, Bernstein takes discovered antique Victorian, art nouveau and art deco stickpins and brooches and fashions them into one-of-a-kind pendants, bracelets and rings with original accents and details. Pieces are 10k, 14k and 18-karat gold.

Bernstein, who has written about jewelry for various magazines and styled countless photo shoots (she was also a fashion director of Accessories Magazine years ago), was also a jewelry designer in the 1990s. With Estate of Grace by Bethany B, she finds the perfect path for her dual passion for collecting and designing jewelry.

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Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine &
As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories for the past 14 years, Lauren Parker has covered women's fashion accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. She frequently judges industry design competitions and loves seeing the next generation of designers come into their own. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including women's fashion accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.