Welcome to Gilt Jewelry. We are a Boutique Located in a fun shopping neighborhood in Portland Oregon. We have thousands of pieces of Vintage and Antique Jewelry in our shop, and the inventory is constantly changing. We have listed just a few of those pieces on our website for you to see and buy. If you are looking for something special please contact us and we will be happy to list items for you to look at. Better yet if you're in the Portland area pop in and try some things on. We carry everything from Antique Engagement Rings to Art deco Rhinestones. 

store hours

  • Tue—Sat  11:30 - 6:00
  • Sunday  12:00 - 5:00
  • Closed Mondays
  • Phone: 503-226-0629






facets...an adornment appreciation blog

Welcome to our forum of learning, sharing and obsessing about jewelry—especially vintage and antique jewelry! We are here to share our knowlege and discuss the multiple facets of all things brilliantly dazzling.

Amazing Native American Jewels

By: Jessie Hibbs, December 11, 2015

We are so excited about our Huge collection of Amazing Southwest Amercian Artisan Jewelry!

We have been furiously cleaning and pricing these new items in time for the holidays.

Turquoise jewelry makes a great statement or gift. It is so easy to wear dressed up or casually.


A Coil In Common: A short History of the use of the coil in Adornment

By: Paula Bixel, November 30, 2015

A Coil In Common:

While wandering the wonderful collections in The Metropolitan Museum of Art during my last trip to NYC I noticed the reoccurring theme of the coil. Once I noticed it, it seemed to be everywhere.

In the coils of a byzantine Kings gold bracelets. In the rings lining the shelves of the Egyptian exhibit. Even in the earliest form of adornment, a simple seashell with a hole drilled in it for suspension from a leather thong.

Summer Love & Wedding Bands

By: Paula Bixel, June 18, 2015


The Ladies of Gilt have recently returned from a buying trip and now all the wonderful pieces we bought on our trip have been made ready for you. As a result we have the largest inventory of Vintage Diamond Wedding Bands in the 20 year History of Gilt! This is a great time to get the perfect Vintage Band to go with your Vintage Engagement ring. If you're not local just send us a note and let us know what you're looking for, we'll be happy to send you pictures. If you are local swing by and try some rings on! 


Love Token Jewelry

By: Jessie Hibbs, February 2, 2015

Jewelery has been given as a token of love and friendship since ancient times. Perhaps it is the compact nature of the medium or its tendency to be made from precious materials that makes it so popular as a symbol of precious feelings. As jewelry historians we see the styles of love tokens go in and out of favor through the years; but one of the most influential styles is that of Queen Victoria.

Fall 2014 / Winter 2015 Billboard

By: Jessie Hibbs, October 30, 2014

Our Explorers in Turquoise makes
for a bold statement on East Burnside this winter!


Astronomy's Influence on Victorian Jewelry

By: Jessie Hibbs, June 15, 2014

When collecting, studying and working with antique jewelry it is easy to take for granted the crescent and star motif that is so common in Victorian Era jewelry. While photographing some pieces the other day I had a renewed interest in the origins of these images and where they come from.

My Obsession with Georgian Jewelry

By: Paula Bixel, April 20, 2014

We ladies at Gilt have been hard at work preparing for the launch of the e-commerce portion of our website.
At times it has seemed an impossible task to have our treasures available online, there just never seemed to be enough hours in a day.
But ever hopeful, I started stashing away special pieces. And as a result I have gathered a sweet group of Georgian items, which seems fitting since this is one of my favorite eras.

c1850 Victorian Reverse Painted Earrings

By: Paula Bixel, January 29, 2014

I have been thinking lately about my personal collection of Jewelry, cataloging it, photographing it, and just generally pondering its origins and the delight each piece brings me.
I thought originally that I would share my favorite piece with everyone, but I have realized that may not be possible since my favorite seems to change with each piece I pick up.


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