Antique and vintage jewelry is making a comeback all over the fashion magazines. Everywhere you look, models are sporting pieces that look as though they may have been lifted from grandma’s jewelry box.
From pearl chokers to fancy brooches and sparkly bangles, everything old is new again. Antique pieces lend an air of romance and class to just about any outfit, and have the benefit of being more unique than many of the mass produced modern pieces that have dominated the accessories scene for the last several years. Fun vintage pieces can lend a whimsical spark to even the most sedate outfits.
One venue that is seeing a lot of antique and vintage jewelry is weddings. More and more brides are choosing heirloom pieces to set of their wedding day look than ever before. Whether it is their grandmother’s earrings or brooches that look like they are from the early 1900’s, classic jewelry is adding a new dimension to wedding day couture around the globe. Brides are choosing beautiful pearl chokers to set off the neckline of their gown rather than more modern jeweled necklaces. If the piece is handed down from a family member it has the added benefit of nicely filling the spot of “something old” in the favorite wedding day rhyme.
Brides who choose antique and vintage jewelry often opt to wear tiaras atop their heads. These beautiful bridal crowns are made from either gold, silver, platinum or even brass, and may be very delicate and subtle, with just a few modest crystals scattered here or there or can be much bolder, with gleaming diamond, sapphire, ruby and emerald accents bringing all eyes up, away from the dress and to the face. There are many high quality replicas and reproductions being made of these beautiful antique pieces, which helps make them more affordable for the modern bride.
If you are looking for a way to make your look fresh and unique, antique and vintage jewelry can help do just that, whether it is your wedding day or even just a random week day. Adding unique vintage pieces to your look can be as easy as scouring the thrift stores or visiting modern retailers who offer perfect reproductions. True antiques will set you back more, but will generally be of a much higher quality and suitable for handing down through the generations in your family. Whatever pieces you choose, they are sure to leave an impression!