Vintage diamond jewelry can be coordinated with a bride’s choice of an antique romantic look for her wedding. Bridal ring sets can pull together her entire wedding design, and can help achieve a unified “look”.
It’s interesting, that although we have more possibilities than ever, brides are turning to vintage or antique wedding jewelry to intensify the meaning of their day.
One of the most popular looks of today is something called “boho chic,” which is a look that combines textured layers, longer hemlines and folk-inspired details.
Antique wedding jewelry blends well with this very contemporary sensibility.
Vintage diamond jewelry combines complex layers of style, such as milgraine and patterning to achieve that romantic feeling so prized by modern brides.
Just as today’s star-struck populace avidly read about their favorite celebrities, the styles of the monarchs of the past entranced the citizens of England and France.
From the various Kings Georges, to Victoria and Albert, and then King Edward, the clothing and jewelry of royal personages was very interesting to their subjects.
Queen Victoria’s jewelry was also emulated – whether jewelry of her coronation or wedding to Albert or to her long and deep widowhood, which lasted 40 years!
Vintage diamond jewelry is the one style we can definitely trace back to Victoria. Master jewelers of her time had access to the most modern jewelry-making techniques and of course, the best materials. A good example of this is a pair of dangling earrings. Although these were made today, the antique diamond earrings reflect the sensibility of the past.
From photographs taken mid 19th century, we can see the lengths some couples went to emulate current fashions. And from present-day trends in bridal jewelry, we can see the extent to which young couples today enjoy antique wedding jewelry.