I’m expanding the collection of vintage inspired wares from just pretty vintage inspired dresses to vintage inspired jewelry!
Of course, this is my first real go at this, so I’m hoping it’s well received. Personally, I am in love with every piece! I love how delicate and minimal these pieces are. I’m not one for statement jewelry, so I wanted to bring in vintage inspired jewelry that is light and feminine to go with the vintage inspired clothing now at Adored Vintage.
Admittedly, vintage inspired jewelry is kind of a loaded statement. What exactly is vintage inspired jewelry anyway? I suppose there are certain pieces from the past that define an era for jewelry. Most notably long beaded necklaces immediately make you think of the 1920s and a string of pearls makes you think of the 1950s.
I think for me, vintage inspired jewelry is more about encapsulating a feeling of vintage. Classic, timeless, and a little whimsical.
The vintage inspired locket necklaces have their obvious references. A bit of Art Deco details, filigree, and they have an antiqued finish.
Vintage inspired rings will be a bit more challenging. I haven’t been able to find a lot of pretty ones I like. Perhaps it is because the rings I tend to gravitate towards are those from the 1930s and earlier… ahh well, I will continue searching high and low for you vintage loving gals!
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I have recently come across a rather sizable amount of 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s jewelry. Vintage costume jewelry is not something I know a lot about but because I will be selling a lot more of it soon, I figured I should learn as much as I can.
My first point of reference when learning anything about vintage is to consult catalogs, advertisements, and photographs. So I wanted to compile some vintage photos from the 1920s showing women and the jewelry they wore.
Lots of pearls, beaded jewelry, crystal jewelry, and choker length necklaces. Women also wore long beaded necklaces (flapper necklaces) sometimes strung twice around the neck or just worn extra long.
Some geometric inspired jewelry in the later 1920s (this is from 1928) which would coincide with the silhouettes that were becoming popular at that time too. Straight lines, smooth silhouettes, symmetrical shapes. // image source
Festoon necklace advertisement from Sears Roebuck 1927/1928. I wish there were more ads for jewelry readily available to peruse the internet, but this is the only one I have found.
More posts soon digging deeper into the world of vintage costume jewelry!