Located in the historic Pike Place Market, Isadora’s has specialized in exquisite antique jewelry for 38 years. Our discriminating collection includes pieces from the early 1800’s through the 1950’s, without a reproduction to be found. Our precious pieces are sent to North American Gem Lab for independent appraisals. We invite you to call our toll free number for applicable discounts. On many of our pieces, we are able to offer between 10-25% off of appraisal value.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


I'm currently obsessing over these very exciting moldable plastic's called Bakelite. Invented by Leo Bakeland in circa 1909. Not to be confused with contemporary plastic pieces. (Chemically, it would be described as a thermosetting phenyl formaldehyde resin.) Bakelite arrived its pinnacle of popularity in the 1930's during the Great Depression. Vintage bakelite is extremely collectible and fun.