This is all antique jewelry worn by a real person just like us. If she can wear antique jewelry and look fabulous, so can we! I’m so excited to share it all with you so let’s jump right in!
In the picture above, Marina is wearing some stunning Art Deco Aquamarine earrings. Just look at those little lovelies! She’s also got on an aquamarine necklace in yellow gold. The Necklace is from 1915-1925 that was bought in Vienna, Koertner Strasse, in the shop of the master jeweler Ludwig Slanina. She’s compiled a suite of jewelry with her Grandmother’s aquamarine ring to complete the look. I love that she’s combing pieces from the same time period but not exactly the same style or metal colors and using the aquamarines to tie it all together. A lot of people are afraid to wear white gold and yellow gold together, but the trick is use the stone color (here Aquamarine) to make it coordinate. We can do that, right? She told me that she wears these pieces when she goes out with friends. I’d love to have a suite of aquamarines to wear out with my friends, wouldn’t you?
All right, we’ve got the “Night On the Town” Jewelry set to go, now what about going to work? For her work as a Teacher, she puts on this Victorian onyx and pearl locket with Victorian onyx and pearl earrings.
…..Here’s a personal rant: I’ve been in the jewelry business for 15 years. There are a couple of things that I hear people say that make me cringe. This is one of them: A woman LOVES a piece of jewelry, but when she puts it on, she says, "I could never wear this. I never get dressed up to wear fancy jewelry.” My question is, “Why do we need to get dressed up in order to wear jewelry that we enjoy?” Who ever said that we CAN’T wear diamonds with T-Shirts? I’m not the jewelry police and I certainly won’t arrest you for doing that. If you want to wear diamond earrings with T-shirts like Marina says she does and it makes you feel good, then you should do it! Marina, you are my diamond hero!
I hope all of you reading this blog can take one or two of these wonderful ideas and make them your own. The truth is there are many opportunities to wear antique jewelry. The possibilities are limitless. I want to hear from you and your ideas to expand my jewelry horizon. Share some pictures of how you wear your antique and vintage jewelry on my Facebook page. You just might find yourself being a jewelry inspiration in another blog post too!
* Special Thanks to Marina Hristic from Belgrade, Serbia for sending me the pictures of your wonderful jewelry and letting me share them with the world.