Vintage jewellery is a trend that comes and goes, but this year the vintage jewellery is here to stay much longer than ever before. Vintage jewellery often holds stories, rich histories, and sizable worth. And if you’re interested in starting your own vintage or antique jewellery collection, we’re here to help.
Vintage has been big news on the fashion scene for several years now, so it’s no surprise that it’s continuing its prominence during the rest of the year. Try pairing antique jewellery with one of the biggest looks of the upcoming season – monochrome – for a touch of retro romance reminiscent of classic movie star styles.
Rose gold (as seen at Michael Kors)
Rose gold has been missing from the frontier of fashion for far too long, but for Spring/Summer 2013, it looks like the pink blushed hue is finally making a comeback. Team this metal with feminine detailing like ruffles and pleats (seen at the shows of Chloé and Stella McCartney) for a delicate, demure look that will see you all the way through to Autumn and beyond.
Brights (as seen at DKNY)
This type of jewellery is bold, bright and totally summery – whether you go for dyed diamonds or chunks of turquoise or coral, wearing any item of coloured jewellery will ensure that you’re banging on-trend. This style will also go great with the fun and funky sixties look that Moschino and Louis Vuitton had smashed down their Spring/Summer runways.
Not all vintage or antique-looking jewellery is actually vintage or antique! Be careful of fakes or revival jewellery, which are pieces that emulate older jewellery styles. It can be difficult to tell, but cheaper materials are usually a dead giveaway. Taking it to an appraiser or a jeweller will also allow you to determine if the piece is legitimate or not and worth reviving as a trend rather than buying a new piece of jewel.