Why do I love vintage jewelry?
All vintage items have a unique story, flavor, and style. Today’s fast-paced digital culture leaves little time for authentic styles to evolve and flourish. Thus, vintage styles keep us grounded and help us find our roots.
People have always look to the past to create something new in the present. It’s how culture works. Antique jewelry gives us powerful memories and associations with our past and precedent generations.
How to distinguish a vintage piece from an antique piece?
In jewelry trade terms, ‘antique’ describes a piece that was made at least 100 years ago. That means that any jewellery made around 1920 or before is technically antique. In other words, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Nouveau jewelry are all antique.
Jewelry has to be at least 20 to 30 years old to be considered vintage. This could be anything made during the 1990s or earlier.
Sometimes I find wonderful antique or vintage jewelry in Canada, USA, or Europe in small shops. These art pieces are out of fashion, but I use them to create new ones. For example, I use Art Deco brooches as medallions for necklaces. It allows to unite “new” and “old” beauty, to create a unique piece of jewelry and to fit to different tastes of customers.
Please enjoy my handmade jewelry selection and find your treasure!