History of the Bradford Exchange

The Bradford Exchange, whose online store can be found at Bradford Exchange dot com, is an exciting website that features all manner of fine collectibles. J. Roderick MacArthur, who was the founder of the Exchange in 1973, got the company off to a great start by offering limited-edition collector’s plates through a revolutionary computerized trading center. With the huge success of the plates and as the winner of dozens of top industry awards, the company then moved on to offer other types of collectibles, including figurines and jewelry.

You will find every type of memento offered, and featuring the artwork of many well-known and well-respected craftspeople. Names like Thomas Kinkade, who is the creator of several different types of Christmas figures, tabletop displays and ornaments, as well as the Disney Company, with its many beloved cartoon characters, give the discerning shopper at the Exchange a wealth of different possibilities. Collectors can add items to their own collections or find the perfect gift, even engraved and personalized, for family and friends.

Figures make a lovely addition to anyone’s home, and Disney offers many beautiful ones here. Disney princesses such as Ariel and Belle feature prominently, as do favorite characters such as Mickey Mouse and Tinker Bell.

A wide variety of sparkling jewelry is also available at the Exchange online. Many of these can make a great gift for a daughter or daughter-in-law, a granddaughter or grandson, for your mother, sister, son or grandson.

Romantic rings and pendant necklaces also can be purchased and worn as well as given to your loved one, as a lasting remembrance of your love for one another. Personalized rings and necklaces that feature the names of children or a spouse, along with everyone’s birthstones, are seen throughout all of the styles available, so that you can select the pendant or bracelet, ring or earrings that you like, and then make it even more special by having your name and the names of those you love engraved on the back or front.

Precious gemstones, including diamonds, and precious metals are used to create a glittering gift that is sure to please both you as the giver as well as any of your recipients. You will also find that pearls, crystals including the famous Swarovski Crystals, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and onyx decorate many of the delightful offerings found at the Exchange.

Animals, religious, pets, military, inspirational, wildlife and other themes are used for the huge variety of collectibles, figurines and jewelry offered by the Bradford Exchange online, so that you are sure to find the piece that speaks to your heart.