8 Pretty Pieces of Vintage Jewelry You Need, Like Now
Ultra feminine details are in for spring, and since the changing of the seasons is just around the corner, we’ve created a collection of beautiful vintage jewelry and watches especially for you. From pendant necklaces to cocktail rings and timepieces, we have several springtime pieces that will look so sweet with all of your warm-weather ensembles.
When possible, choosing vintage accessories is always a great alternative to buying off the shelf. Not only does it support the small businesses that sell the jewelry, but it also cuts back on fast fashion consumerism that is so rampant these days. And besides that, buying vintage means that you will have also purchased a one-of-a-kind item that can serve as a great conversation piece when you’re out and about, or a treasured heirloom that can be passed along to close family or friends.
Thanks to the feminine features and pleasing palettes seen below, buying vintage jewelry for spring means your options will be as endless as they are beautiful!
Buttercup is one of Pantone’s top ten colors for spring, which is why we’ve picked this lovely, bright, and cheerful vintage Zarya wristwatch from the 1970s. The brand is said to be a classic soviet ladies watch that was produced in Moscow. This gently used vintage watch has character and the slender yellow textured band would look beautiful with a variety of springtime outfits.
Floral prints and patterns are in for spring, so we’ve chosen these beautiful vintage enamel bib necklaces from the 1970s featuring sweet little flower designs. These would work well layered with your favorite white blouse and can even be reversed to display the gold plated back, emphasizing the shape.
Pink is trending for spring, just as Pantone declared when choosing Rose Quartz as one of the two colors for 2016. And in order to pay homage to such a lovely choice, we selected the 1970s vintage light rose Austrian crystal ring pictured above. Although large, this candy colored ring would still be a great piece to wear with coordinating outfits on an almost daily basis.
These antique Chinese silver filigree and blue enamel pomander earrings are a fabulous vintage find featuring perfume vessels. The orbs are able to be unscrewed and your favorite scent can be applied to a piece of cotton batting and placed inside. With the dainty filigree and floral pattern, you can rest assured that you have the feminine trend covered.
Lace is another fashion trend that’s sought after for spring and this Seagull cocktail bracelet watch from the early 1980s is a great example of a vintage timepiece that captures the essence of the delicate material. This can be worn to the office, out for drinks, on a date, or to a wedding. Either way, you can’t go wrong with such a neutrally versatile and sophisticated watch.
This eye-catching cocktail rings boasts a large pearl cabochon bead and is surrounded by clear crystals. The vintage bauble is from the 1970s and would work well paired with dressier springtime outfits for a variety of occasions, like weddings, cocktail hours, Sunday brunches, and even to the office.
This is the kind of bracelet that will instantly cheer you up every time you put it on your wrist. The beautiful molded aqua blue celluloid bangle is from the 1940s and was made in Japan. The open flower blossoms are dotted with clear chaton rhinestones adding just the right amount of sparkle. This is certainly a statement piece and would look beautiful with flowing maxi dresses and sandals.
These adorable pink and green flower earrings were made in Hong Kong in the 1950s. Too cute to pass up, these kitschy plastic clip-on earrings are perfect for spring and summer ensembles. If you’re hesitant about wearing clip-ons, which is totally understandable, check out this helpful tutorial on how to convert them to posts.
Sharing our vintage jewelry and watch finds has been so much fun and is certainly a breath of fresh air in contrast to the fast fashion that we encounter every day. We hope you’ve enjoyed our choices, and, as always, we want to hear from you! What kind of jewelry do you enjoy wearing? Do you already own any vintage pieces? If so, share your photos and let us know your preferences on the EcoSalon Facebook page!
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