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The above photograph is a a bracelet by designer Norman Grant. His jewellery including vintage earrings, vintage rings, vintage necklaces and vintage bracelets, are very popular right now and the above piece was bought around ten years ago at an Antique Fair in Scotland. To try and find beautiful pieces like this is not easy but if you are on the look out for for stunning vintage costume jewellery:

A few things to keep in mind are


1) Condition - , check out each item carefully. Check for signs of wear and clasps not compatible with the style of the piece.


2) Keep a look out for designer markings such as Haskell, Butler and Wilson, Trifar and Coro.


3) Use a jewellery loupe to get a close up inspection of the jewellery.



Below :Enamel vintage earrings from



For further background reading on vintage jewellery, famous designers and eras check out this guide.


Above: emerald paste vintage brooch

I love the detail and craftmanship in vintage jewellery and some of the vintage pieces by top designer names such as Christian Dior are great collection pieces. Not only are they exceptionally well made with beautiful designs they tend to retain their value or increase in value as the years pass. Some stunning vintage Christian Dior jewellery can be found at www.modernvintagestyle.co.uk





Above is a beautiful bezel set aquamarine and moonstone pendant in gold vermeil setting. For some examples of gemstone jewellery original gemstone necklaces, gemstone earrings, and gemstone bracelets check out the aquamarine jewellery at www.modernvintagestyle.co.uk/aquamarine-jewellery


Below is a beautiful amethyst necklace which can be found here http://www.modernvintagestyle.co.uk/amethyst-jewellery



Hi, My name is Ellie and welcome to my website about some of my favourite jewellery design inspirations, my own jewellery designs and some practical jewellery making tips. I love different types of jewellery and have enjoyed collecting quite a large amount of of both gemstone jewellery and vintage jewellery over the years.



If you are looking for some new ideas for your jewellery designs it is always a great idea to take inspiration from some of the top designer names. The gorgeous sterling silver gemstone necklace to the left is by Danish designer NE From and is a stunning creation with rose quartz cabocohons and intricate and detailed sterling silver workmanship.


For further information on this necklace see the beautiful jewellery vintage jewellery at http://www.modernvintagestyle.co.uk/vintage-antique-costume-jewellery.

They also have some beautiful gemstone jewellery which can be seen here: http://www.modernvintagestyle.co.uk/gemstone-jewellery

















Above is a beautiful and intricate vintage bracelet from Modern Vintage Style website .It's made with sterling silver and blue chalcedony.



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