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Old Style in the Modern World

Vintage and antique styles are in, and the trend isn’t going anywhere soon. From vintage clothes and bags to furniture and ornaments, and now even jewellery and accessories. There is something attractive about antique and vintage pieces that have made the likes of pocket watches and brooches make such a huge resurgence in today’s modern world.

Here are some of the most popular pieces of vintage jewellery and accessories that are on the rise.

Pocket watches

The history of the pocket watch dates back to the 16th century, a time when the accessory revealed a lot to society about a gentleman with regards to his social status. They were generally owned and showed off by the wealthy.

Some might argue that the pocket watch went out of style for a while, but today, it’s an accessory that is undoubtedly resurging. Pocket watches might be a special family heirloom that’s been passed down for generations, whilst others might even be brand new, as jewellers today design new styles to fit with modern-day trends. We stock a range of unique gent’s antique and vintage pieces, including a stunning gold Waltham full hunting pocket watch (pictured below).

Rings

Vintage rings are coming back into fashion, and many unique pieces are available from popular eras and styles; art deco, Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian. The latter tends to be the rarest of vintage rings, making these styles the most valuable.

Over the past few years, vintage rings have become a popular choice of engagement ring. This might be because they are usually very distinguishable, with coloured stones that give them a unique royal look and feel. Vintage rings are also a common piece of jewellery that is passed down through generations in families, making them sentimental for engagements and other special occasions. We stock a range of beautiful vintage rings, with a style to suit everyone’s taste and budget. From fiery orange sapphire rings (pictured below, left) to dazzling art deco diamond rings (pictured below, right), our vintage rings are true statement pieces worth investing in.

 

  

Brooches

Brooches are a statement of personality and are as unique as the wearer themselves! Vintage brooch designs are limitless, from animals and insects to feathers and flowers, ranging in striking colours too. They are versatile pieces of jewels that are no longer just worn on the left side of coats or dresses on Sundays. Nowadays, people wear and style brooches in a variety of ways, often using them on bags, other items of clothing, or even adding a chain and turning them into necklaces.

There are a plethora of vintage brooches available, and luxury brands like Chanel and Dior are designing brand new vintage-inspired brooches to fit in with the resurgence of the trend. Check out our range of quirky vintage and antique brooches here. We have everything from mesmerizing amethyst brooches (pictured below, centre) to eye-catching turquoise brooches (pictured below, left).

 

 

Pendants

Having been around since the 14th century, pendants are one of the oldest pieces of jewellery out there. Many vintage pendants that you find today will likely be from the Art Deco, Edwardian and Victorian periods.

Vintage pendants are usually quite distinguishable and like brooches, they are also statement pieces and come in a variety of designs and colours. We have a range of stunning, unique pendants in store from across the eras. If you’re looking for a piece to make you stand out from the crowd, vintage pendants are the way to go!

 


So, why are antique and vintage pieces making such a huge resurgence?

Television

One reason may be down to television. Popular TV shows like Peaky Blinders which is set during the 1920s sees characters adorned in vintage accessories like pocket watches, making them more popular than ever.

An investment

Or, it could be that antique and vintage accessories are great investments. A pendant, for example, might be initially purchased at a reasonable price and later sold on for profit. As time goes on, vintage and antique pieces tend to rise in value, so they can be a great investment.

The history

There is a story behind every piece of antique item, whether it be jewellery, accessories, or an item of clothing. This aspect can make it both exciting and intriguing for buyers. Or, if the piece is a family heirloom it might hold precious memories. That’s why we love vintage and antique jewellery – each piece holds a unique story of its own!

Our vintage and antique jewellery

Our experienced and friendly team will always help to guide you through the buying process of any vintage jewellery or accessory and will ensure you find the best piece for your taste and budget. You can visit us in store in Glasgow or Aberdeen to discover our range of affordable and beautiful antique and vintage pieces. We have finance options available too.

We sell a range of stunning antique and vintage jewellery, from rings to pendants and wristwear to earrings. Discover our full selection of antique and vintage jewellery in stores. We also buy jewellery, so if you have an interesting antique or vintage piece, we would love to see it.

Our online items only represent a small selection of our stock. Please pop into any of our stores to see the full collection.


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