When “Something Old” is New: Why Choose Vintage Jewelry

Here’s the thing: just because I’m no longer married- and I’m not getting married anytime soon- doesn’t mean I don’t have the liberty to wear “something old” or “something blue”, right?  I have seemed to develop a certain fondness for vintage wedding jewellery.  Not because I’m hoping to tie the knot again in the near future, let’s be clear on that.  I just find that vintage pieces are timeless.  They put the “C” in classy.  Well, it’s that, and because I turn to Hollywood inspired jewellery to try to look even just a bit like Grace Kelly.  If I can’t have her face, I can at least have a necklace that resembles hers.

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So, what’s the undeniable appeal about vintage jewelry?  For one, they’re not your run-of-the-mill jewelry pieces.  If you’re like me who thinks it’s utterly horrible to find someone else wearing the exact same piece, then vintage is the way to go.  With vintage jewelry, you won’t fall into the trap of mass-produced pieces.  Especially if you’re an upcoming bride, you’d want to stand out from the marrying crowd.  With vintage jewelry, you’ll be wearing something that is unique to a certain era.

If you’re a sucker for quality, then vintage jewelry is the perfect choice for you.  The quality of today’s costume jewelry pales in comparison to that of vintage pieces.  They have been designed to last a lifetime, so you can count on their durability and wearability over time.  You can have your daughter wear some of your old pieces on her prom night, and she’ll look like a 2012 version of Audrey Hepburn.

Style is another reason to choose vintage jewelry.  They may be old, but not necessarily old-fashioned.  Their craftsmanship is of a high standard, that even today, you won’t mind being caught dead wearing them.

Going for vintage jewelry helps you go green.  Because you’re wearing something from the past, you do not promote practices- such as mining- which devastate the environment.  It’s one of the industries which pollute the environment the most, because of the huge amounts of waste products it generates.  The toxins mining delivers to the air take their toll on our health.

Choosing vintage jewelry gives you the chance to wear a piece of history on your body.  It gives you an almost surreal feeling of being transported back in time.  You could be wearing a family heirloom which makes you feel connected to your roots.

Maybe vintage jewelry is just like wine: they get better with age.  Wish I could say the same about myself…

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  1. Anne @ GreenEggs&Moms says

    This is really funny: “…Grace Kelly. If I can’t have her face, I can at least have a necklace that resembles hers.”

    I’m not much into jewelry ( I used to be, then I got pregnant and removed them all – can’t remember why ) but would agree that vintage ones have a lot of class.

  2. I love vintage! Even for clothes :-). I’m like Anne. I used to love jewelries and accessories. I still love them but being a mom made me become lazy to choose what jewelry or accessory would fit my outfit…duh I have even become lazy putting a good outfit together!

    Spanish Pinay

  3. I love vintage jewelry. I used to have quite a collection that somehow got lost along the way. I need to build it up again!

  4. Vintage is really cool! I wish I could have a proper vintage wedding on my special day!

  5. I love vintage jewelry, and I’m lucky to have some really great pieces handed down to me. Wasn’t Grace Kelly just a one of a kind;)? She was always my favorite.

  6. Jewelry is one of those things that ages well! Love that vintage necklace, too.

  7. I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but my girls do! My 20-year-old would go nuts for that!

  8. Kristy @PampersandPinot says

    I wish I wish I wish I had the money to buy all the jewelry I want! So much fun.

  9. I have some jewelry that was my moms….my favorite to have and wear for sure!!
    have a great weekend!

  10. Great article. I love vintage jewelry too.

  11. You are getting better with age! We all get wiser and that makes us more beautiful! Embrace the laugh lines, sister :) I have two vintage pieces from my great grandmothers and LOVE them! They are timeless, you are right.

  12. I love vintage jewellery and I have a beautiful vintage ring from the Art Deco Era.

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