Looking at the jewelry in this photo, it appears to be vintage inspired. It’s a cute, feminine look. It’s totally fine to mix vintage inspired jewelry with authentic vintage jewelry, which is not always easy to find in the exact look you are searching for.
I love the variation in the beads on this Miriam Haskell vintage necklace. The necklace is deceptively simple but all Haskell jewelry was, and is still, handmade.
This is a fresh look. Easy to do. Attach a vintage pin onto a double strand beaded necklace and you have a unique piece of jewelry tailored especially for you.
This vintage costume pin is a perfect example of the imagination and detail that is a part of vintage costume jewelry. You just do not see this kind of quality in new costume jewelry today.
I found this photo online. At first I thought it was Art Deco era but now I’m thinking it was probably made as a piece of American Patriotic jewelry during WWII.
I want this. I love the blocky look of the piece.
A very pretty idea for wearing “something old”.
Find a clutch purse to your liking and pin a vintage showstopper pin to the front. Instant style!
Brides looking to use a family member’s “something old” can incorporate vintage rhinestone pins into a chignon.
Selling vintage jewelry at the Burlington (KY) Antique Show this summer, I had more brides than I can count looking for rhinestone pins to add to a bridal bouquet.
Most of the brides I spoke to were looking for one showstopper piece to add to a bouquet of blooms.
Others were making an entire arrangement out of rhinestone pins and earrings.
Take a vintage chain and pick your color!
There are some wonderful examples of creativity in this recent trend.
I’m so mad I didn’t think of doing this. I was taught never to alter a piece of vintage jewelry.
However, some pieces have a flaw and would be better off with a makeover.
Here’s another ingenious idea… taking colorful nail polish and covering vintage rhinestone jewelry in any pattern you choose!
It’s another way to refresh a piece that is boring, an awful color, or has minor damage.
I’ve recently seen the trend of crafters taking vintage rhinestone jewelry and painting it to give it renewed purpose.
I love this idea! It’s a way to refresh a piece that maybe has a dark stone or minor damage which can be hidden by paint.
A sliding charm has two parts, usually conntected with a tiny pin, where it can be slid open to expose the design on the inside. Sometimes these charms have a religious theme. Sometimes, they are designed to be used as lockets.
Bubble charms are charms with a rounded glass top. Most of the time, there is an image or reverse painted design underneath.