If you feel lost in a sea of vintage wares then it’s perhaps easier to hone in on one thing in particular. Jewellery can be a great place to start as vintage pieces are retro but timeless. There was a massive selection of delectable jewellery delights at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair; see the below post for some pics of a very sparkly table. The jewels were displayed really attractively, some on stands, others in vintage boxes, such as the cute heart-shaped ring boxes. I loved the brooches – cameos and stones were in abundance, but I went for a ring and a necklace as I thought I would get more wear out of them.
The necklace drew me straight away with the green coloured stone and the interesting chain. There’s something a bit reptilian about the chain, I’ve been searching the internet for the correct term to no avail, so if you know what the name for this is, please enlighten me! I like how it sits quite rigidly on the collarbone and the length of it. There’s a bit of an art deco vibe to it and I thought the gorgeous neckpiece would complement my high necked maxi dresses or a buttoned up shirt to add a bit of vintage glamour.
Anyone who knows me or reads my blog will know I certainly have a bit of a ring thing. Especially chunky statement rings or cocktail rings with stones, colours or sparkle, I’m like a magpie. There was a really gorgeous selection of rings at the fair, some had semi-precious stones, others were elaborate silverwear or kitsch animal designs. This one caught my eye, because of its colour, size, shape and general shininess. The purple changes shade as it catches the light ranging from a dark aubergine colour through to pale pink. The oval shape was classic and timeless in a claw setting and this piece adds sophistication to any ensemble.