Vintage Jewelry: Jewelry From the Past

The word vintage has come in the fashion from wine industry. The term vintage, translated into English, means matured quite similar to the original and stylish pieces that have been aged for a few decades. As good wine becomes only more valuable and expensive with age so do many accessories from the past era for years to begin to gain even greater charm. Moreover, not any of them automatically become fashionable vintage. Only exclusive, unique and original accessories gain a title of vintage.

Vintage in fashion and design usually means the original item of the previous generation (that is, not younger than 30 years old). That is why the fascination with vintage need to constantly address the fashion history of different decades of the 20th century.

The criteria of Vintage:

  • No younger than 30 and not older than 60. Jewelry created in the last 15 years is considered modern, over 60 years - Antiques. Traditionally classification of vintage items is separated in decades.
  • Style: age is still not grounds for classifying things under vintage category. Vintage items must be a kind of art to fully express fashion trends of the past time.

That is, if jewelry is over 30 years, it does not necessarily have to be vintage. For example, if you got a bracelet 1970-ies of poor materials, low quality and without artistic taste, it is not considered vintage.

Vintage is, for example, a ring, a gold-covered with Swarovski crystals in the style of the past decade(s).

Vintage jewelry has never been so treasured like it is now. The trend was inspired by the famous designers from new luxury collections. The main popularizers of vintage jewelry were the years of the great depression and, of course, Hollywood. Of materials, which are more affordable than gold and platinum, designers copied jewelry that was worn on the screen by their idols. The stars themselves valued quality jewelry no less than luxury jewelry made of precious stones. For example, Joan Crawford from the 1920s until the 1960s bought almost everything that was released by Miriam Haskell.

This direction came into fashion in the late 20-ies of the last century. However, truly recognized vintage style became in the late eighties-nineties first. These were dresses, various antique jewelry, which age ranged from 30 to 60 years. Fashionable direction, which is associated with distinction and delicate taste, became so loved and popular among fashionistas around the world that now vintage jewelry can be found almost in all countries of the world in all sorts of vintage stores.

Increased public interest in this new direction, which is now part of the Western mass culture, was caused mainly by a passion for vintage clothes by the top models and celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Renee Zellweger, Tatiana Sorokko, Kate Moss and Dita von Teese and other famous people of different professions.

Quality jewelry can be a successful investment, therefore it is necessary to remember that only high quality, fashionable, reflecting the style of this time jewelry may become over time vintage and bring you a great income. Buying today, for example, silver earrings with Swarovski crystals, in a few years you can increase their value in hundreds of times.

Emerald Lure offers its customers an exclusive, high quality, fashionable jewelry. Becoming the owner of the jewelry from the Emerald Lure you can make a smart investment in your future and be the owner of truly beautiful and valuable items.

Modern designers explain the phenomenon of the popular vintage jewelry by saying that such jewelry contains huge amounts of innocence and charm. Fashion is in our blood, jewelry is designed to give pleasure, to enchant, to emphasize all the charm of their owner.