When we look at satisfying your fashion needs, we realize that some ladies love the heirloom feel of vintage looks. So we’re ready with a collection of old and new jewelry finds that will suit your wallet and your fashion fancy. Just take a look at the comparison that we’ve drawn up.
This week’s Vintage to New comparison is all about the toggle chain. Toggles got their start back in the mid to late Bronze Age, but they were used more like the safety pin to hold together cape-like clothing. Their popularity in jewelry is a rather new development that really took off in the 1960s.
Vintage: Starting out as a costume piece in the 1960s, this piece has made it into our Heirloom Finds collection by a stroke of luck, and it’s going for gold with its gold tone pendant and rope chain. Its healthy helping of pastel jewels and faux pearls take center stage, but this 1960’s pendant necklace is really all about its unique toggle chain and flawless vintage quality. Get a good look in full detail here.
Present-Day: Its look-a-like isn’t vintage, but might as well be with its worn look and ‘60’s style. Still sporting that toggle clasp, this costume piece has a worn gold tone that gives it its heirloom feel. Like the ‘60s necklace, it also has a disc pedant with faux pearl embellishments. But it takes a step toward the trendy with its two tone make and iconic Maltese cross. Get a better look at the Better for Wear collar here.
By Melanie Lamb