My Vintage Jewellery Collection

My Vintage Jewellery Collection

Vintage clothing is something that I love to talk about over on the ole blog. It’s been something that I’ve been interested in for around 8 years or so now and something that I’ve developed a real passion for over the years. I love that you can find so many unique pieces when you go vintage/secondhand with your clothing. Not only that, but you’re also shopping in a more sustainable and conscious way. We’ve had my vintage coat and vintage clothing collections so it’s only right that I share my vintage jewellery collection with you as well.

Vintage Market Finds

A few years back (I want to say around 4 years ago) I visited one of the vintage markets that we have here in Liverpool. It was in the gorgeous St Georges Hall in Liverpool City Centre and I decided to take a trip with my mum to see what they had. They had everything from furniture to clothing to crafts but it was the vintage jewellery that caught my eye.

I’d never really considered buying vintage jewellery until that moment. I’ve always been more of a vintage clothing person. But when I spotted the pieces on one particular stall I knew that I was about to start my own vintage jewellery collection.

Red Necklace

The first piece of jewellery that I picked up at the market was this lovely red pendant necklace. I love the unique shape of this piece and I don’t think I’ve seen anything like it anywhere else before. I also feel as though red jewellery isn’t something that you come across very often. So when you do, you have to snap it up of course!

Vintage gold diamond necklace with a red pendant in the centre.

Cage Necklace

The next piece was this stunning cage necklace. What I loved so much about this piece was the inside of the cage. The little gems inside actually move around. When I first saw it I thought that they were stuck in position, but the motion that you get from the gems inside the necklace is so unique.

Vintage gold cage necklace with a light blue circular gems in the centre.

Over the years I’ve had a few compliments on this necklace so I guess I’m not the only person who thinks it’s a really cool design!

Blue Pendant Necklace

Out of all of the vintage pieces that I picked up at the market this one has definitely been worn the most. I’m pretty sure you can tell that though by the rusted chain! Navy blue is one of my all time favourite colours and I loved the 60s/70s feel to this piece. The hexagonal shape isn’t something that I’ve come across that frequently before. But it had such a great retro feel to it and obviously, it’s a genuine retro piece!

Vintage silver rectangular necklace with a navy blue circular pendant in the centre.

Triangle Necklace

Again, this one is a really cool 70s design. I have to say I don’t wear this one quite as frequently as the others because it’s slightly more difficult to style. The other necklaces are a lot more dainty than this one which makes them more wearable, everyday pieces.

Vintage wooden and metallic triangular necklace.

I do love earthy tones though which is what drew me to this necklace at the vintage market. I’m a huge fan of a dark wood as well, and with the combined little bit of metal it really comes together.

Pearl Necklace

I picked this up in a vintage shop on Bold Street, Liverpool, that I used to visit quite a lot. It’s gone a bit too ‘festival chic’ for me in recent years so I don’t visit it all that often now but this was a favourite purchase of mine from back in the day. One of my favourite things about this piece is how it can be worn in a few different ways. I can just about get it to double up as a choker-style necklace but I normally just wear it loose

Vintage black and white pearl rectangular necklace.

The two varying sizes of bead are also a particularly stand out feature in this necklace. It’s easy for this style of necklace to look incredibly old fashioned. But I think because of the different sizes it brings a youthful twist to a classic style.

Handed-Down Ring

I actually wore this ring on my graduation day last year. I’m not a particularly sentimental person but this ring was given to my mum who had it given to her by her mum so it’s a piece that means a lot to me. It’s definitely been well worn over the years as it’s actually slightly reshaped! My mum obviously used to wear it all the time before she gave it to me. I love that it’s well worn though because it adds to its sentimental value.

Vintage silver circular ring necklace with a pendant in the centre.

Again this one is a 70s style and it’s one that I know for sure is an authentic 70s piece of jewellery. With the other pieces I’m not entirely sure that they’re definitely from when I’m assuming they’re from. But, as this ring was a gift for my mum, I know that it’s straight from the 70s. If you’ve read any of my fashion posts then you’ll know that I’m influenced by a lot of 70s trends in my style. So this ring fits in perfectly with my style! The photos don’t quite manage to capture how much of a stunning piece of jewellery the ring is in person. So I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it!

You can just about spy the ring in this image from my graduation last year.

That’s my current vintage jewellery collection but I’m sure I’ll be adding to it in the future! Have you got any vintage jewellery of your own? Do you have any vintage markets where you live? I’d love to know about your own experiences with vintage jewellery.

Is jewellery something you’d like to see me feature more of on the blog? Maybe a post about my entire jewellery collection? Let me know!

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50 Comments

  1. Kelly
    May 28, 2020

    The cage necklace is stunning! You have such a pretty collection, next time there is a vintage market in Liverpool I’ll have to make an appearance!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 31, 2020

      Thank you so much! You should definitely check them out 🙂 x

      Reply
  2. Lucy
    May 28, 2020

    You have such a beautiful vintage jewellery collection Faye! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 29, 2020

      Thanks Lucy! I’ve missed styling them up during lockdown! x

      Reply
  3. Lauren Kenny
    May 28, 2020

    Love these they are all so unique and lovely 🙂 x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 29, 2020

      Thank you! x

      Reply
  4. Chloe Chats
    May 28, 2020

    I wish I had more jewellery, I don’t know why but I hardly buy any! Your vintage collection is so lovely though, I love the cage necklace! I have two rings that I’ve been wearing non stop for years now, they are both super special to me, but I do feel like I need to get some more and add to my small collection!

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 31, 2020

      It was only in the last few years that I started to start build a collection. I never really bothered to buy jewellery for so long! A lovely piece of jewellery makes all the difference to an outfit 🙂 x

      Reply
  5. Eliza Kate
    May 28, 2020

    Wow these are gorgeous! That blue pendant is just 😍

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 29, 2020

      Thank you! I love that piece, it’s so versatile 🙂 x

      Reply
  6. Sophie Wentworth
    May 28, 2020

    I love the cage necklace, it’s so pretty and I imagine the way it catches the light when it moves is beautiful too. I havea fair few pieces of vintage jewellery but it’s mostly bits I’ve been given/ inherited down the line. I love a good vintage market though, I need to explore a few more when this situation ends and try to pick up some more bits x

    Sophie

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 29, 2020

      Vintage markets are the best! I’d love to add more pieces to my collection so I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more markets to visit in the future too x

      Reply
  7. Hannah
    May 29, 2020

    I love the triangle and cage necklaces!!

    http://hannahonhorizon.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 31, 2020

      Thank you! My current mission is figuring out how to style the triangle necklace. It’s too fab to not be worn! x

      Reply
  8. Jenny in Neverland
    May 29, 2020

    Loved reading about your collection! I don’t own any vintage jewellery. I only have 2 necklaces which were my Nan’s and my Great-Nan’s but I don’t wear them because the last time I did, I broke one and I still haven’t forgiven myself! These are lovely pieces and so different to what you find on the market today. I love the cage necklace!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 29, 2020

      Thanks Jenny! The same sort of thing happened to me with one of my mums old necklaces. It was a high-street one but the main pendant came off one time while I was out and I was gutted because it was one of my favourites! The cage necklace is definitely a fave of mine x

      Reply
  9. Luke Slater
    May 29, 2020

    These are some very impressive pieces of vintage jewellery, they’re all completely lovely 😁

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 29, 2020

      Thank you so much! x

      Reply
  10. Anda
    May 29, 2020

    Oooooh, I love your collection! I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, mostly I just wear earrings but I love looking at vintage jewels! They are simply outstanding! Also, I agree with you on the pearls. The black and white combo could shout aunt Marlene but the variation in size makes them very wearable and fit for a wide range of ages and outfits

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 29, 2020

      Ha! Very true – pearls can definitely give off aunt marlene vibes! I’m a big earring wearer as well 🙂 x

      Reply
  11. Kayleigh Zara
    May 29, 2020

    Vintage jewellery is incredible and something that I really love! Thanks for sharing this, your collection is lovely x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 31, 2020

      Thank you! I can’t wait to build up my collection even more :)x

      Reply
  12. Mrs. P&P
    May 29, 2020

    Beautiful pieces! Makes me want to do some vintage shopping.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 31, 2020

      Thank you! I’m looking forward to building the collection 🙂 x

      Reply
  13. Under flowery sky
    May 29, 2020

    Wow beautiful collection, I like the best
    the first one..

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 31, 2020

      Thank you so much! x

      Reply
  14. Jaya Avendel
    May 29, 2020

    I love vintage jewelry, and find most of the pieces I have at thrift shops. When I am feeling really special, I poke around on Etsy for fun pieces. I think the cage necklace is my favorite piece, but I love the triangle one as well!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 31, 2020

      Etsy is somewhere that I’ve never really looked at for vintage pieces. I’ll have to have a browse! x

      Reply
  15. Aimsy
    May 29, 2020

    Love vintage jewellery and your collection are gorgeous! Love the red pendant and the cage one, very unique!
    I’ve got my grandmas ring from my auntie that’s amethyst (I think) which I love the vintage-ness of. Unfortunately, it is way too big and I’m so worried it will get ruined if I try to resize it! Makes my jewellery box look pretty though 😂

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 31, 2020

      Thank you so much! I’d probably be the same haha, at least your jewellery box can look glam lol x

      Reply
  16. Elen Mai
    May 29, 2020

    This is such a beautiful collection! I love vintage pieces so much, and that caged crystal necklace is absolutely breathtaking. xx
    El // welshwanderer.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 31, 2020

      Ah thanks so much! I do love the cage necklace, it goes with everything 🙂 x

      Reply
  17. Charity
    May 29, 2020

    I love your vintage jewelry collection! It is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 31, 2020

      Thank you! I’d love to add some more pieces to it – especially vintage rings 🙂 x

      Reply
  18. Nancy
    May 30, 2020

    I always like seeing people rock vintage goods. So cool when people find some cool vintage things at the thrift shop. The pendant necklace looks so cool! Like one of that rare jewelry that thieves try to steal in the movies hahaa. I really like the cage necklace. Oooh the triangle necklace looks so cool too. Thanks for sharing all of your vintage jewelry!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. femaleoriginal
      June 2, 2020

      Thanks so much! Haha love that description of the blue pendant necklace. Glad you enjoyed reading 🙂 x

      Reply
  19. Lauren
    May 30, 2020

    Such a lovely collection of jewellery! Looks so pretty! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      May 31, 2020

      Thank you! Thanks for reading 🙂 x

      Reply
  20. Christy
    May 30, 2020

    Wow! I love vintage….everything! These pieces are fab! Thanks for sharing.
    Christy | https://beholdher.life/

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    1. femaleoriginal
      June 7, 2020

      Thank you! Vintage pieces are the best 🙂 x

      Reply
  21. Nele
    June 1, 2020

    These are stunning! I never really wear necklaces but I could definitely see myself wear these 🙂

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    1. femaleoriginal
      June 1, 2020

      Thanks so much! They’re really versatile pieces, especially the cage and blue pendant necklace x

      Reply
  22. Ella
    June 2, 2020

    The cage necklace has got to be my favourite, it’s so unique!! What a lovely collection, you have a great eye 🙂 x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      June 7, 2020

      It’s a favourite of mine for sure! Thanks so much 🙂 x

      Reply
  23. Nikki - Notes of Life
    June 2, 2020

    My ex ran an antique shop, so I loved taking a look at anything new that came in… or looking around car boots and antique fairs, you never knew what you might find.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      June 8, 2020

      Oh that’s cool! I love that you never know what you’ll find when it comes to vintage x

      Reply
  24. heather noire
    June 2, 2020

    Your vintage pieces are so unique and beautiful. I love your personal style and how chic each one is 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2020/06/how-to-wear-vinyl-pants-like-fashion.html

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    1. femaleoriginal
      June 4, 2020

      Thank you so much! Posting them on my blog has made me love them all over again. I’m currently working on new ways to style them all up 🙂 x

      Reply
  25. Sophie Harriet
    June 5, 2020

    I love the cage necklace and the triangle necklace! Such unique designs. x

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      June 9, 2020

      Thank you! x

      Reply

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