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New Year, old jewellery

antique-jewelleryVintage style has been a growing fashion for some time now, thanks to the popularity of period shows like ITV’s hit Downton Abbey and traditional but trendy choices of stars like Kate Middleton. It may be the time of year when we all make New Year’s resolutions, but this year, plenty of people are resolving to go back to the old and invest in some stunning antique jewellery.

Buying antique jewellery is a process that takes time and attention, particularly if you are going to purchase a piece of significant value. It is important to research the style and period of jewellery that you want – do you like the designs of Victorian, Edwardian or even Georgian jewels? Once you’ve identified your era, it’s time to hit the shops. Speak to the jeweller and find out the item’s past, its story and its value. Knowing as much as possible will help you assess whether you feel connected to the piece and help you make your final decision.

Alternatively, if you want to create that retro feel with your jewellery, but want to be the first person ever to wear your pieces, you could opt for a new item of jewellery in a classic style. Choosing jewellery that features polished ivory pearls or feminine rose gold are a great way of achieving this old fashioned look with brand new items. You can still ask your jeweller to identify pieces that will conjure up images of a particular time period – but you’ll have the excitement of owning a brand new piece of gorgeous jewellery.

Here at Hatton Garden, the jewellery stores have a stunning range of both new and old jewellery in a variety of vintage styles. Why not come and explore today?

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One Response to New Year, old jewellery

  1. Sterling Diamonds says:

    You’ve put together an interesting post here. I’ve seen a lot of style guides online lately about how to “Get Kate Middleton’s style” etc. lately. It looks like the vintage/timeless “look” will be making a big come back in 2013!

    Best wishes, Alex

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