Fall 2012 trendy fashions embrace the antique and vintage jewelry styles!
When we think of vintage jewelry, we often think of that dust filled, musical jewelry box our grandmother left us. Most of the jewelry within that box is likely tarnished and the thought of having to clean it leaves us in no hurry to wear it.
For most vintage jewelry enthusiasts, tarnish is no faux. In fact some collectors seek out extra-tarnished jewelry because they feel this gives the pieces a more aged and antique look. Vintage accessories have been coming back into style for a few seasons now, and Fall 2012 is no exception.
This season you will see both vintage accessories mixed with pieces that were designed to look old or worn. Rustic metals such as tarnished silver are some of the looks that will be seen within the new trends.
Although in the past few years we have seen a lot of 18th and 19th century inspired pieces, this Fall we will be going back many centuries to unleash earthy and tribal motifs. Bronze with turquoise and amber accents will make headway while Egyptian inspired collared necklaces and warrior shield earrings will help you put a spin on any wardrobe. Un-even textures and bulky geometric shapes will be seen as well as traces of rugged snakeskin and leather.
While stained metals are in this season so are non-metal, woven, braided and beaded jewelry. These pieces can be mixed with gold and silver statement pieces or can be worn alone for an everyday casual look. Cultural relics and medallions will replace lightweight pendants and charm bracelets (such as the well known evil eye) will take over. The most popular vintage living magazine sheds light on vintage style and living.
Most of the fashion jewelry seen this season will be made to mimic a vintage look, the best way to capture the unique essence of individual pieces is to purchase vintage pieces created for the time period.
An excellent way to scope out antique accessories is going to a consignment shop that specializes in vintage and antique finds. One popular and sought after Huntington Beach consignment store and Orange County Estate Sale company shared with us the growing popularity they have recently seen in consumers seeking vintage furnishings and specifically vintage jewelry. Many times people get rid of things they may not want, yet these are the treasures which set the trends and what better way to have the newest in fashion then purchasing something used, yet unique and affordable.