About Circa 1890

About Us



In keeping with the era, we employ small children to make

our jewelry. We meet the minimum criteria for work standards used

during the industrial revolution.


From production to shipping, our workers are well trained

ensuring that your order gets out on time. Even if it means they

have to work overtime with no breaks.



Our workers are carefully trained for an extensive

nine-month period, studying the company manual of policies

and systems, until they know the business inside and out.



Our Assurance of Quality


Each specialist is schooled to understand both quality control

and best design practices. Below is our quality control specialist and

our size-to-weight ratio specialist. We guarantee that our designs

are manufactured with the utmost attention to detail and quality and

that our largest earrings, while generous in size, are light in weight.



About the Jewelry


Circa 1890 marries old world tradition with contemporary design elements. Drawing inspiration from original period design, each piece is hand soldered, hand worked, and finished in an antique gold plating.

With an ardent appreciation for 19th century detail, artist Patricia Baranyai began designing her vintage style collection in 1991, using inspiration from the turn of the century. While the designs are not exact reproductions of original pieces, many of the designs follow closely to that of the period.

Patricia takes a fresh approach to creating a collection that captures both the luxury of the era and the fashion influences of today. The collection ranges from traditional to modern-vintage, always incorporating a touch of yesteryear.

The jewelry is created with Austrian Swarovski crystals, Czech crystals, Gemstones from around the world, Mother of Pearl, freshwater pearls as well as some of Patricia’s original artwork.

Using traditional methods that were used for costume jewelry making during the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s, each design in the Circa 1890 collection is hand soldered using die struck brass components. The brass components are largely designs from the era that have been in production for over 100 years, and still being produced today. Many of the pieces require precise multiple layer soldering and manipulation of the metal to fit the design.

All the jewelry is handcrafted, in house, and guaranteed for quality and durability. Each piece of jewelry is finished in antique gold and coated with a protective jeweler’s lacquer for long-lasting wear. This durable finish is maintenance free. Removing the jewelry prior to swimming, or showering, will maintain its heirloom quality appearance for years to come.

Circa 1890 jewelry is rich in historical meaning and symbolism. You are sure to find a story in each of our designs. With a passion for all things beautiful, and meaningful, we put great attention to design detail, offering you the best in quality craftsmanship.



From our hands to yours... Circa 1890 jewelry




Please browse through our photo album

for answers to commonly asked questions such as:

who makes your jewelry anyway?



As soon as Hailey started reaching for things at five

months we bought her a set of mini pliers. We have a

custom made soldering mask on order for her.

Hailey making jewelry


When Hailey turned two we moved her to the fax department

but later we found that she had been loading pennies into the fax

machine... so when she turned three we put her on paperwork.



At the end of a twelve hour shift

our workers get a chance to put their feet up.


We love our workers very much.





Circa 1890 Industrial Revolution Video