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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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