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This awards season, the stars walked the red carpet in gorgeous gowns and breathtaking jewelry. Before the Academy Awards was even over, everyone was dishing about Angelina Jolie’s jaw-dropping 115-carat Lorraine Schwartz emerald earrings and matching…are you ready for this…

65-carat emerald ring. Who could forget Taraji P. Henson’s opulent 19-century Fred Leighton diamond floral necklace? Best supporting actress winner Penelope Cruz dazzled in a classic Chopard platinum necklace fashioned out of 69 carats of cushion cut diamonds. Now, we may have seen a lot of famous celebrities strut their stuff on the red carpet, but the real star of the show was a certain look: vintage. Vintage looks evoke old Hollywood glamour and it definitely made a comeback this year.

Vintage jewelry doesn’t necessarily have to be old; it just features designs that are reminiscent of the glamour and style from decades, sometimes a century, ago. If you are going for a glamorous look, let’s say a black-tie affair; try pairing a beautiful necklace with a cocktail dress. Vintage necklaces tend to be very ornate, so the rest of your jewelry needs to be minimal. Remember, a vintage piece of jewelry should always be the focal point of your ensemble. This 18k Gold over Sterling Silver Multigemstone necklace is the perfect accessory for channeling old Hollywood.

 you are limited to creating looks for a cocktail party. You can incorporate a classic touch into your everyday look. Try this 10k Yellow Gold 1/4 cttw Filigree Vintage Diamond Ring to add romance to your discerning sense of style.

  Wearing vintage jewelry can often add a powerful statement to your wardrobe. It shows that you are confident in your sense of style, that you are not afraid to go against the trends of the day and that you are sophisticated enough to appreciate beautiful jewelry looks from any era. Vintage jewelry is a connection into the past, when jewelry was made to accentuate a woman’s femininity.

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