Monday, October 10, 2011

Creating a Collection: Art Deco Inspired Jewelry

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a fun weekend.  I spent mine traveling to Houston for a quick visit with family and friends, and eating my first DQ blizzard in at least 5 years.  It was as good as I remembered!

As Christmas draws nearer, I've started to think of what I might ask for and looked to my Pinterest boards for themes that I may not have realized when I tagged each image individually.  Something that become obvious was that I love me some art deco (inspired) jewelry. 

you click through to all images via Pinterest

I'm really drawn to jewelry with interesting details, which is probably why this style appeals to me so much.  The only problem is that a lot of the pieces are very ornate and out of place in my day to day office outfits.  However, I dream of passing down a great collection of (costume) jewelry to my future daughter, so I think I'm going to keep collecting and adding to my existing collection of a bracelet, earrings and necklace (only one is antique) even if I only wear each piece a few times each year.  Unfortunately, the prospect of buying vintage jewelry on eBay is scary since I don't know how to spot fakes and a lot of the pieces I see in shops are really expensive.

So, do any of you collect anything special?  And is anyone else a big fan of vintage jewelry - how can I learn more?


  1. I was given some necklaces from rbb's late grandmother. I cherish them. I love that they have a history to them.

  2. fantastic round up! i love all these pieces. i want to get something deco inspired for my wedding. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  3. I am dying over all that Lulu Frost for J Crew stuff...those bangles are just so FUN!! This definitely needs to be a new collection of mine...(c:

  4. gorgeous pieces!! and i can't believe you've stayed away from blizzards for so long...i get one every time we go on a road trip :)

  5. Off to repins all those pins! Fantastic pieces! I'm in the process of doing a total home reorganize makeover and my gift to myself at the end will be a statement piece, if I don't find one in the bins of stuff i have. lol

  6. I want the Lulu Frost Bangles!! They're gorgeous:)



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