I absolutely adore vintage finds & personal hand-me-downs. There is something incredible about a piece of clothing, jewelry or furniture that has a story behind it – some sentimentality, some worldliness & wisdom. It can give even the most basic or modern outfit/room that little bit of “oomph” that it needs to be fabulous.
But it’s vintage jewelry that really does it for me. Bracelets, necklaces, rings… I am an equal opportunity accessorizer! On the daily I wear my grandmother’s simple gold wedding band (on my right hand, of course, as I’m unmarried). For special occasions I love to rock her amethyst ring or her costume pearl, screw back earrings.
Vintage jewels, however, are pretty expensive; & not everyone’s grandma or mom is ready to hand over any family gems they may have. The good news is that many retailers are offering vintage-inspired jewelry lines that won’t break the bank. Here are a few of my favorite pieces: