If you enjoy shopping for vintage and antique jewellery then you are really spoilt for choice right now with a plethora of online and offline stores . One such store with a beautiful selection of costume jewellery is Modern Vintage Style. Whether it is sparkling rhinestone vintage necklaces, earrings, bracelets or vintage brooches and pins, there is a wide variety from which to choose. Some of the famous jewellery designers such as Yves Saint Laurent , Christian Dior,and Christian Lacroix have produced some beautiful costume jewellery over the years. Some of the most beautiful pieces can be seen 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
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.
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