If you are a fan of vintage and antique jewellery then you are really spoilt for choice right now with a multitude of offline and online stores . One store with a fabulous selection of vintage jewellery is Modern Vintage Style. Whether it is sparkling rhinestone vintage necklaces, earrings, bracelets or vintage brooches there is a wide variety from which to choose.
Below – Left to right. Vintage sterling silver opal pendant, sterling silver and citrine bird pendant, sterling silver and aquamarine peacock necklace,
Some of the famous jewellery designers such as Christian Dior, Yves Christian Dior,and Christian Lacroix have produced some stunning costume jewellery over the years. Some of the most beautiful pieces can be found in the history of costume jewellery books such as Millers Costume Jewellery book.
Examples of beautiful designer vintage jewellery and vintage style jewellery can provide great inspiration for your own projects. This YSL cabochon necklace ( http://www.modernvintagestyle.co.uk/vintage-yves-saint-laurent-cabochon-necklace. ) is a great example, Christian Dior have also produced some fabulous jewellery incuding stunning necklaces such as these…http://www.modernvintagestyle.co.uk/vintage-antique-costume-jewellery/christian-dior-jewellery-uk
Above, L to R: Dior blue crystal pendat, silver and amethyst ring, and Norman Grant vintage silver and enamel earrings
Although most of the jewellery that was produced did not involve precious gemstones , the workmanship was excellent resulting in some really stunning necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. The market for designer vintage costume jewellery is good just now , with designer vintage pieces from the 1950’s to 1980’s by big brand names being much sought after. Further examples of beautiful vintage jewellery including stunning aquamarine jewellery can be found here.
Photos courtesy of http://www.modernvintagestyle.co.uk/vintage-antique-costume-jewellery and http://www.modernvintagestyle.co.uk/collections/gemstone-jewellery