Wearing a piece of jewelry inspired by or from the Victorian or Edwardian era can be a great way to show appreciation for the past and delight in some of the jewels, gems and designs of an era gone by. Antique jewelry continues to be a popular addition to a vintage wardrobe, and you can incorporate different styles of earrings, brooches, necklaces and bracelets in several ways. Whether you’re heading out to a special luncheon or going to the theater, here are some ways to bring antique jewelry into your look:
Wear an Antique Brooch
Antique brooches and pins are a simple way to dress up your look in a flash, and are also a great conversation starter. Look for some classic brooches and pins at the vintage store to decorate your scarves, coats, or even to wear on your sweater.
Wear a Vintage Pendant
Amethyst, diamond drop, pave diamond and other gemstone-laden pendants that are embedded into hearts and obelisks are beautiful vintage jewelry pieces that are sure to turn a few heads. Vintage designs include oversized heart pendants, decorative balls and pendants designed with textured edging and swirls. When you’re wearing a shirt or blouse with a deep v-neck, this is the antique accessory you need.
Dress Up with Antique Earrings
Show off your glamorous side with a set of antique earrings shaped like insects, flowers, royal emblems or even human faces. Victorian-style earrings are often inspired by nature designs, while Art Deco style earrings may be designed in bold shapes. Antique or vintage earrings continue to be popular in every fashion season, so it’s just a matter of wearing it with the right clothing. Cocktail dresses, suits, dressy blouses and formal wear are just some complementary options for your antique earring collection.
Sport an Antique Choker
While the ’80s are most commonly associated with the bejeweled choker, the snugly fitting necklace can also be found in a number of vintage designs. A bold gold or silver choker embellished with embroidered lace, pearls and seed beads can dress up any plain outfit in a flash. From Gothic revival to sophisticated filigree designs, you can dress up for a special event with this vintage classic.