Style Guide: Vintage Wedding Jewelry

Author Corinne DiZoglio
Date Feb 15, 2021


You've bought the dress, you've had your hair trail, now it's time to accessorize! There are many different ways to approach picking out your bridal jewelry. One trend we love is vintage jewelry. Whether it's something old, something new, something borrowed or something blue, there is a vintage wedding jewelry option for everyone!

Something Old

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One of our favorite ways to accessorize for your big day is with true vintage jewelry. There is something special about wearing a one-of-kind piece. Plus, it is the perfect way to make your wedding day look truly unique! Finding fabulous Edwardian diamond chandelier earrings can set the tone for your entire ensemble. Going for a roaring 20’s vibe? Consider an art deco diamond bracelet. Want a more retro feel? Look into pieces from the 50’s like a classic string of pearls. You will definitely make a statement on your big day wearing vintage wedding jewelry from any time period.

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Something New

Can’t find that perfect truly vintage piece? Well, you're in luck. Vintage-inspired jewelry is a very popular trend right now! Buying a “new vintage” piece eliminates the hunt for the perfect one-of-a-kind piece while keeping your vintage aesthetic. One of our favorite vintage-inspired designers is Penny Preville. Her pieces give you that something old feel, but in shiny new condition. We particularly love her Art Deco Necklace (pictured here in Petite, White Gold, and Yellow Gold) and the New Rendition Earrings for a classic wedding day look.

Something Borrowed

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Another great way to incorporate vintage jewelry into your wedding day look is to borrow a special piece from a family member. One famous example of this is Kate Middleton’s beautiful wedding day tiara. The tiara, known as the Cartier Halo Tiara, was made in 1936 and borrowed from Queen Elizabeth’s private collection. Even if your style doesn’t match your mother, grandmother or other female relative’s, there are creative ways to incorporate family heirlooms into your wedding day. Not into brooches? Consider using it in your hair or pinning it on your bouquet instead for a perfect finishing touch!

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Something Blue

Your wedding jewelry doesn’t always have to be diamonds or pearls. Why not throw a little color into the mix with some sapphires, lapis lazuli or turquoise? Wearing blue on your wedding day represents purity, love and fidelity. A cocktail ring or earrings are the perfect place for a pop of blue to accent your wedding day attire. We love diamond and sapphire drop earrings as well as this aquamarine and diamond ring for a glamorous look.

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