Siam Sterling jewelry was a popular motif in the 1950s and 1960s. It is usually stamped “Siam” or “Niello” on the back. You will find common examples with Siamese dancers on bracelets, earrings, and pins. The peacock pictured is another popular design. All Siam sterling is sterling silver and will usually have some type of black, white or colored enamel as part of the design.
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.