Vintage-inspired baubles

Oct 02, 2013

Even as new jewelry trends usher in, there are certain classic pieces that will never go out of style. So it's no surprise that vintage jewelry is making a major comeback this fall.

In fact, according to Jewelry.com, some of the most chic stars, from Jennifer Garner to Nicole Kidman, have been rocking pieces that are from a different era. At the recent Emmy Awards, starlets donned rings, necklaces and earrings that had an old Hollywood feel. Sometimes it can be hard to come by antique jewels that are in good condition and don't empty your wallet. Here are a few ideas for adopting the trend, no matter your personal style or budget:

Gatsby glam
By now, it's no secret that "The Great Gatsby" film caused a significant resurgence in 1920s fashion, from fringed frocks to art deco prints. This era is also influencing a lot of the popular jewelry styles as well. The 3/4-Carat Oval-Cut Genuine Opal 14k Yellow Gold-Plated Antique-Finish Classic Filigree Ring resembles something you might in your grandmother's jewelry box. With an ornate setting and stunning opal in the center, it's a timeless piece that you'll no doubt be wearing for years to come.

Cameo
This is another jewelry trend that was set in motion by royal figures. According to the New England Antiques Journal, the cameo was Queen Elizabeth II's go-to piece. Even Catherine the Great kept quite a wide array of them in her jewelry box. While lockets were the most common form for cameos at the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign, brooches, bracelets and rings were more popular by the 1840s, when women's clothing covered more of the body. Then, in the 1850s, ladies turned to earrings, and by the 1860s, necklines became lower and there was a higher demand for cameo necklaces.

Pearls
Nothing says timeless elegance like a pair of pearl or crystal studs, and the Vintage Style Cameo Hinged Bangle Bracelet In Yellow Gold Tone 7 1/2" has both pearl and crystal detailing for an eye-catching effect. Or you could slip on the