Styling antique jewellery in 2019

With a new year comes new trends, and this year the antique style is set to get even bigger. Think timeless Victorian charm and Art Deco elegance.

2019 is already bursting with antique jewellery trends, including an abundance of magnificent pearls, precious stones and rhinestones as well as multilayering, asymmetry and large-scale statement pieces. Here’s our guide to styling antique jewellery this year.

 

Art Deco sophistication

Jazz music, cocktail parties and a time of social change, the Art Deco period is famed for its high fashion and aesthetics that moulded one of history’s most iconic looks. Art Deco jewellery remains evermore desirable with geometric shapes, vivid colours and luxe materials that are effortlessly classic, yet still feel modern.

When deciding how to wear an Art Deco piece, originally teamed with a Great Gatsby style flapper dresses, feathers and long pearl necklaces; for a 2019 take on Art Deco, it’s best to opt for a simple block colour dress to really let your jewellery shine. This stunning 18ct yellow gold bracelet, featuring elliptical designs each accented with three brilliant cut diamonds, will create an exquisite look when layered with other pieces like beads and pearls.  

Art Deco Diamond Bracelet – £6,495

This preloved antique ring is also most certainly a nod to the Art Deco era, with diamonds and pearls complimenting each other in harmony. This cluster ring has been crafted out of platinum, and, with large shining rings being a classic during the Art Deco period, it’s bound to set your look off beautifully.

Preloved Diamond & Pearl Cluster Ring – £1,395

 

Modern-day Victorian

Victorian-inspired style boasts distinction, and, with the right jewellery, it’s possible to look trendy and modern simultaneously. Victorians adorned a lot of gold, well-made and often beautifully engraved. This preloved French Victorian necklace, crafted from 18ct yellow gold, features elongated oval links exquisitely ornamented with delicate filigree detailing and accented with millegrain decoration.

This necklace looks fabulous when worn as a long necklace or wrapped around for a multilayered effect. This elegant design is wonderfully unique and radiates sophistication when worn with a simple high necked blouse during the day or classic lace dress in the evening.

Fancy French Victorian Necklace – £3,295

 

Eternally antique

Nothing says unique style like a staple piece that can be worn everywhere, such an elegant ring with a unique history and natural air of sophistication.  An antique ring will, not only, have fundamental vintage charm, but also high-quality craftsmanship and affordability.

This charming preloved ring, crafted with 18ct yellow gold and boasting three natural vibrant sapphires and two brilliant diamonds, is truly something special. This ring can be styled with a pair of jeans and a knit jumper during the day, or with an elegant dress in the evening. The vintage design can be set off strikingly when layered with other antique pieces or worn alone as an engagement or eternity ring. An antique engagement ring is a beautiful choice for a bride who’s looking for something a little different.

Sapphire & Diamond Multi-Stone Ring – £995

Antique jewellery is simply timeless, and 2019 is all about recreating iconic looks of the past with a modern twist. At Browns Family Jewellers, we’re proud to stock a magnificent range of specialised antique and vintage jewellery, most of which is preloved, each piece boasting a unique history. Don’t forget, we’re here to help to help you find the right antique piece for you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch or pop into your nearest store.

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