Vintage jewelry isn’t just for accessorizing – it makes a statement about your personality, and offers timeless style that you can wear again and again. The vintage jewelry online at RedEnvelope includes classic favorites like lockets, pocket watches, and charm bracelets. Modern designs also boast a vintage touch, with rustic finishes and purposeful imperfections. Find the best vintage online jewelry & jewelry accessories among our exclusive collection.
It’s easy to distinguish vintage jewelry from contemporary styles, because there are some clear defining features. Antique finishes are a hallmark of vintage jewelry, with black oxidized silver and burnished gold added character to each piece. The timeworn patina of copper and brass is also a signature characteristic of some vintage jewelry. Luckily, all of these finishes are available on new vintage style jewelry, so you don’t have to hunt down pieces in thrift stores and estate sales. Other signs of vintage jewelry for her include hammered metal, gold brushed, and intentionally worn finishes.
Some accessories are classics that will never go out of style – you probably have a few in your jewelry box right now! These include bangle and charm bracelets, locket necklaces and pendants for women, eternity bands, and anything with pearls. Men’s accessories like pocket watches, tie clips, collar stays, and money clips also fit in this category. These items already have vintage appeal, so consider mixing and matching them with the vintage jewelry for sale at RedEnvelope. Charm jewelry is the perfect way to accomplish this mixed media look!
Charm bracelets and necklaces have been around for literally thousands of years, but they began as items of function, not fashion. All around the world, and throughout centuries, people have worn good luck charms and amulets to ward off bad spirits. Charms and adornments were also worn to represent family lineage or accomplishments on the battlefield, much like military badges and crests function today. Queen Victoria is responsible for turning charm bracelets into fashion bracelets; after she wore them as accessories, the trend quickly gained favor around the world.
RedEnvelope has paired with artisan designers like Waxing Poetic to offer exclusive vintage styles that stand the test of time. These pieces are at the height of fashion, but they’re also instant classics that will be passed down to future generations. This type of jewelry for her makes an ideal gift of holiday or birthday jewelry. See our charm necklaces and bracelets, which boast baubles like cameo charms and bezel set birthstone charms. There are also more substantial pieces available, like our chain letter bracelet. The single initial emulates the wax seals used on envelopes in days past. Five worn finish chains extend from other side, and meet at a toggle closure. Get this look in a petite, scaled down version by shopping the wax seal bracelet, which has a single chain and a smaller stamped initial.
Vintage jewelry also works particularly well as romantic gifts for girlfriends or wives. This type of accessory shows that you value charm and character above perfection – what woman could resist a sentiment like that? Consider our timeless, purposely imperfect jewelry as Valentine or anniversary gifts for her. Don’t forget that birthstone and initial charms are ideal as gifts of jewelry for mom! She can wear a representation of each child close at hand (as a bracelet) or near her heart (as a necklace). Hand-stamped designs are especially popular right now; personalized charms are perfect for displaying everyone’s name.
The hunt for vintage jewelry is over – find it all right here! There’s no need to scour estate sales, haggle over prices, or hit up the flea market anymore. Now you can purchase vintage and antique style accessories from a trusted online source, with the special flair that only RedEnvelope can offer.
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