My favourite vintage jewellery

As discussed earlier this week, I have recently started to sort through all my clothing and jewellery, ready for the impending paint job my spare room is getting. My jewellery was everywhere, so I spent a good hour or two going through all pieces and putting them away in my Danish sewing box.

Vintage jewellery stored in a Danish 1960s sewing box by Kate BeavisVintage jewellery stored in a Danish 1960s sewing box by Kate BeavisVintage jewellery stored in a Danish 1960s sewing box by Kate Beavis

And boy do I have a lot. I could open a shop! I need to have a clear out really but at least I can now see some of my favourite pieces which, to be honest, I had forgotten about due to the tangled mess they were all in.

Here are some of my favourites.

Vintage pink bell necklace jewellery by Kate Beavis

This pink bell necklace I bought from ebay some years back. I love how it is so pretty and unusual.

1930s rose vintage necklace by Kate BeavisI bought this stunning 1930s necklace from an antiques fair but I must confess, I have never worn it.

Vintage starfish brooch by Kate BeavisI bought this brooch to sell but couldn’t part with it!

Vintage silver cuff bracelet by Kate Beavis

This silvertone plaited cuff was a Mother’s Day present a few years back, bought from an antiques fair.

Handpainted vintage brooch by Kate BeavisThis hand painted brooch was a pre wedding present from my lovely friend and fellow blogger Sarah.

1990s crystals from Kate Beavis vintageThese are my original 1990s crystals bought from San Fransisco. It’s funny how they are for sale everywhere now, and I love that I still have my old ones!

1930s celluloid bangle vintage bracelet by Kate BeavisI bought this 1930s original celluloid bangle from Etsy. I love how it’s an early model, and the colour is gorgeous. I have loved these ever since I met Natalie from Passionate About Vintage: a great place to buy this kind of jewellery.

Vintage cameo brooch by kate BeavisThis and the below cameo brooch belonged to my Grandma and her mother before. What’s not to love?

Vintage cameo ring by kate BeavisAnd here are a few more…..

Which is your favourite?

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5 Comments on My favourite vintage jewellery

  1. Louise
    June 3, 2015 at 8:17 am (2 years ago)

    What a lovely idea for a jewellery box (a huge jewellery box at that!) All your pieces look beautiful Kate – you have an exceptionally good eye for these things. 🙂

    I think I’ve spotted what looks like a Sarah Coventry mesh bracelet (2nd row down in the centre). It looks very much like the ‘Star Lighter’ design which dates c.1960s. So pretty. I had one for sale a while back. The stones in that were pale sapphire-blue. A fabulous collection Kate. I bet your daughter loves looking through that box of treasures!

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    • Kate Beavis
      June 3, 2015 at 8:32 am (2 years ago)

      Ooh is it, that one was my grandmas. The star fish is my fave I think. It’s got HAV printed on the back…any ideas? K x

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      • Louise
        June 3, 2015 at 10:34 am (2 years ago)

        Sorry, I don’t know the HAV mark and it’s not in my jewellery book either. It’s a lovely brooch.

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  2. Tricia
    June 3, 2015 at 10:54 am (2 years ago)

    What a lovely collection! I’ve just moved flats so I’ve got a pin board for my brooches, so I can see them as I wear them everyday. Need to sort something for my earring and necklaces though!

    I particularly love the 30s filigree brooch (top row, right) such lovely colours

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    • Kate Beavis
      June 3, 2015 at 11:35 am (2 years ago)

      Yes the filagree brooch is fab…and a bargain at only £3!

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