Kim Loves Vintage is one of Florida’s quality collections of vintage costume jewelry. Kim has been collecting costume jewelry for over Thirty Five years. She has a degree in Fine Art from the University of Florida, with a specialty in Jewelry Construction and Wheel thrown ceramics. Kim’s shop in The Antique Galleries in St. Petersburg is a brick and mortar store boasts of thousands of pieces of jewelry that fill 2 large showcases.
Kim’s collection includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and brooches ranging from Fabulous 1930's sterling rhinestone fur clips by Eisenberg and Trifari to simple everyday costume jewelry of the 1950’s to the most elaborate and glamorous jewels to over the top runway jewelry by famous designers like Kenneth Lane. . Her collection also includes vintage compacts, Tiaras & headbands, and purses. Bakelite, one of Kim’s personal favorites fills more than one of the cases at her shop, figural pins, Victorian jewelry, an extensive selection of designer signed jewels by some of the most important designers , including Chanel, Trifari, Haskell, Hobe, Boucher, and many others.
Kim is a Nationally known collector having lectured at the Costume Jewelry International collectors convention and other Vintage Jewelry conventions across the United States. Portions of Kim’s personal collection are featured in several books including Warman’s Jewelry, 4th Edition
by Kathy Flood and the “Inside the Jewelry Box” costume jewelry book series by Ann M. Pitman.