When you're driving a toothpaste-green, held-together-with-wire Geo to your minimum-wage job, a rhinestone brooch or fancy "diamond" ring can add a touch of much-needed sparkle to a suicidally drab day. Costume jewelry can be as simple as a bracelet from the dollar store or as exquisite as faux pearls and colored glass fashioned into a pin by Christian Dior. Carole Tanenbaum, an avid collector of vintage costume jewelry with more than 6,000 pieces in her collection, is mostly interested in the latter. Many of her carefully selected items are on display (and for sale)... More >>>