Making Grandma's Vintage Earrings Wearable Today

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Some women are lucky enough to have a collection of their Grandmother or even Great-Grandmother's jewelry. But since all of us don't have true vintage pieces, we can wear vintage-inspired looks that offer the same appearance as the original. In fact, you will be the only one who knows that it wasn't made decades ago.

A great pair of intricate earrings that look like they came straight out of your Grandmother's jewelry box are perfect for a special night out. Many vintage pieces are made for non pierced ears. Choices include screwback and antique clip on earrings. Even if your ears are pierced you can wear clip ons easily. They actually offer a different look then you normally get with pierced earrings. In the case of screw earrings, they have a thin silver or gold band that runs underneath your earlobe to secure the screwback to your ear. This adds another touch of shine and something unexpected.

Vintage jewelry includes one-of-a-kind treasures. However, sometimes it is difficult to know how to incorporate these antique pieces into a modern day wardrobe. The best way to accomplish a seamless molding of the two styles is to wear other pieces of jewelry that mirror the colors, styles or finishes in the antique piece. For example, if your look includes gold vintage clip on earrings, then go with a pairing of gold bangles or a sweet gold necklace. Tying the look together with other gold jewelry will add to the glamour of the antique-inspired piece. Also, take note of the type of neckline you're wearing. A simple neckline deserves a more dramatic and intricate earring, whereas an intricate and fancy neckline looks fabulous with a simple, yet elegant clip pearl earring.

A classic pearl earring is the perfect choice for achieving the vintage look without having to try too hard. The great part about a pearl earring, or really any pearl jewelry, is that you can wear it with almost anything. Pearls look great with a simple black dress or a colorful blouse with dark jeans. It is easy to dress up or down a pair of pearl earrings. You can add another level to your overall look with an antique finish around the pearl for a pearl button earring.

Whatever look you are going for, a pair of clip on vintage-inspired earrings is a great choice. Even if you don't have your Grandmother's jewelry, with antique-inspired pieces, you will feel like you are wearing the real thing.

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