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Show Mom Some Love with Fabulous Pearls!

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your mom how much you appreciate everything she does. If you’re searching for the perfect gift to show some sentiment while catering to her unique fashion sense, Heirloom Finds has you covered! We’ve curated a special collection of pearl jewelry that every mother can love, particularly those that appreciate trendsetting, classical glamour and the chic look of minimalist designs.

If your mom is a cutting-edge fashionista, this is most definitely the necklace she needs! Its trendy multi-chain layers are accented with chunky white faux pearls to create a boldly cascading look that’s both commanding and gorgeous.

If you mother loves classical glamour and timeless elegance, this sophisticated bauble will absolutely make the perfect Mother’s Day gift. With its darling clusters of white faux pearls and petite clear crystals, it adds a touch of old fashioned grace without looking out-dated.

If your mom appreciates a little luster that’s not too overbearing, this exceptionally chic freshwater pearl pendant necklace is the accessory to get. Its dainty pearl trio and modern wire wrapped design lends a stunning minimalist vibe without sacrificing style.

Whatever style your mother embraces, you can find jewelry to fit her fancy with this extraordinary collection. So enjoy discovering the pearl accessories that will show her just how much you care!  And to all moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day!

by Sarah Clark

 

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Clip on Earrings

Why We Love Clip On Earrings

Here at Heirloom Finds, we strive to cater to a variety of fashionistas with unique style requirements. One such type that often goes overlooked and under-celebrated elsewhere is the clip on earring wearer. Some people prefer to avoid needles and piercings for a number of reasons, and so must replace post backs and French hooks with clips and cuffs for styling their ear candy.

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These crystalline baubles are anything but lackluster!

What we find particularly fabulous about clip on earrings is that they don’t stretch out the holes in pierced earlobes. They can decorate both pierced and unpierced ears equally, without leaving any trendsetter excluded. And if you want to further accessorize your wardrobe and establish yourself as a fashion maverick, clip ons make amazing additions to sweater necklines, shoes and more! Because they’re so versatile and lovely for any occasion, we’re thrilled to offer a range of both new and vintage clip on earrings for your perusing pleasure.

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Clip on earrings are lovely for lobes and fabulous for sweater necklines!

Although ear piercing is one of the earliest recognized forms of body modification, it did not become a mainstream practice in the United States until the 1970’s. A glance at vintage earrings dating from before this decade reveals gorgeous arrangements of colorful crystals that are so easy to love. The boldly metallic mod artifacts of the 1980’s have their own appeal, while today’s clip on collections are artfully curated to accommodate the diva who would hate to miss out on an opportunity to accessorize just because she’s never gotten her ears pierced.

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Glam up your denim with clustered vintage brooches and clip ons to match.

Are you interested in finding alternative ways to style these versatile baubles? Arrange your hair into an up-do and add one or a few clip ons for a wholly original coif when you need to make a memorable statement. Glam up your outerwear by fastening some earrings into your jacket’s buttonholes as an outrageous take on traditional brooches. These methods are particularly excellent for giving new life to old earrings that have perhaps lost their partners but still deserve some time to shine.

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Let your shoes make a statement by attaching some gorgeous clip ons.

There’s no need to be intimidated by clip on earrings. They come in extraordinarily chic modern designs and fantastically retro compositions, and are oh-so appealing for their ease of use that makes accessorizing refreshingly simple. So don’t be afraid to rock these beauties!  You could be missing out on something truly, fashionably wonderful.

by Sarah Clark

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Festival Jewelry: Boho Baubles at their Finest

Attending a music festival is a chance to express your bohemian spirit in a vivacious environment charged with creative energy. Here at Heirloom Finds, we’re excited to offer a wide selection of new boho styles, from glamorous fringe pendant necklaces to seed bead bracelets to midi rings that will delight your inner indie fashionista. Combine any of these beauties with a flower crown, sunnies and your favorite cutoffs, and you’re already well on your way to becoming a fabulous festival fashion plate.

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To capture the bohemian spirit of the Southwest, you cannot go wrong with styling sterling and turquoise.

Finding new styles of hippie chic jewelry is of course nothing short of thrilling, but scoring vintage pieces to rock with your festival couture authentically connects you with an undeniably vibrant past. Luckily for you, we’ve rolled out an amazing collection of vintage Southwestern Native American jewelry that captures the region’s inspiring beauty and the retro vibe of 1970’s freewheeling fashion.

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Pile on eye-catching turquoise and coral necklaces, then add a sterling snake arm cuff!

Southwestern sterling silver mined from the earth combined with fiery red coral and turquoise stones the color of the sea and sky gives you an elemental edge you simply cannot find elsewhere. Imagine multiple retro sterling necklaces tucked beneath loose Janis Joplin hair. Visualize a mountain of turquoise bracelets stacked into an arm party every festival crowd member will envy. Fantastic, yes?

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Bring the festival to your digits with some vintage Southwestern sterling rings.

And the rings! Have you ever been in a Western style trading post and found yourself ogling the mélange of inlaid turquoise, coral, mother of pearl, abalone and jet found in the ring display cases? Maximize your hippie cred this festival season by stacking some or several vintage sterling rings on your digits. You won’t regret their dazzling effect!

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Boldly rock stacks of vintage sterling and turquoise rings and cuffs.

So, when packing your bags to leave for this year’s big musical gathering, don’t forget to include sunblock, lip balm, your best fringed boho threads and a lavish array of Southwestern jewelry. Your eclectic ensemble will shine with throwback pizzazz wherever you bohemian spirit takes you on this year’s festival adventures.

by Sarah Clark

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DIY Watercolor Manicure

It’s always fantastic to add fabulous flash to your wrists and digits with gorgeous bracelets and rings, but if you want to further customize your look, manis are the way to go! Here at HeirloomFinds.com, we’ve been perusing runway nail art trends and have discovered that watercolor nails are in for spring. We seized the opportunity to visit our local beauty supply store and gather the tools necessary to craft such a unique look.

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Spring marks the perfect occasion for rocking sweet watercolor manis.

Although the artistic nature of watercolor manis allows you to choose whatever palette you like, we decided that a mélange of springtime pastels would be the perfect selection for celebrating the return of warm weather.

What You Need

Gather the supplies you need to get this great manicure!

What You’ll Need:

  • Clear base coat
  • Clear top coat
  • One base color. We chose “Paper Mâche” by Finger Paints.
  • Three or more nail polishes. After some deliberation, we decided on “Can’t Find My Czechbook,” “Hawaiian Orchid” and “Do You Lilac It?” by OPI.
  • Pure acetone
  • Small mixing cups
  • One pipette
  • One or more small nail art brushes
  • One small cleanup brush
Base Coat of White

We chose a white nail polish as the backdrop for our pastel manis.

Step One: Apply your base coat and let dry. Then apply one to two coats of your chosen base color.

Mixing Your Colors

Combining a drop of polish with pure acetone dilutes the color for a great watercolor effect.

Step Two: Use the pipette to place four drops of pure acetone into a small mixing cup, then add one large drop of your first nail polish color. Stir until the mixture is well combined. Repeat for your remaining nail polish colors.

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Start dabbing on nail polish. You’re the artist!

Step Three: After making sure your base color is dry, begin using a small nail art brush to dab splotches of color onto your nails. Since you’re the watercolor artist here, you may be as random or careful as you like. We decided we wanted our colors to have a mottled overlapping effect. Continue until your nails are completed to your liking. Also, you have the option of diffusing the painted splotches by gently going over them with pure acetone.

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Touch up your newly painted nails to get that professional look.

Step Four: Remove any excess polish around your nails using the small cleanup brush and pure acetone. Once everything’s dry, apply the clear top coat.

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Look at those pretty pastel nails and gorgeous accessories!

Voilà! You have a watercolor manicure that’s perfectly on-trend for spring and totally one of a kind! Now all you need is to do is layer on some ring stacks and bangles before going out to enjoy the sunshine. Have fun showing off your fresh springtime look!

by Sarah Clark

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Jewelry Wardrobe Basics

Every jewelry collection needs some basic go-to essentials that easily add polished flair to a range of ensembles. Wearing versatile accessories that are timelessly classy yet perfectly on-trend is a foolproof approach to looking your best in any wardrobe situation. Here at HeirloomFinds.com, we’ve assembled a selection of the basic pieces you need in both gold and silver tone, allowing you to customize your lineup to create an ideal jewelry wheelhouse to fit your fashion requirements.

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We’ve curated a collection of jewelry essentials that are gorgeously versatile. These ring stacks are a must-have!

First and foremost, you have to be sure that your necklace makes an unforgettable statement wherever it’s worn. A glistening crystal collar adds the perfect amount of glitz to both formal gowns and your boardroom best. If you’re going for a more laid-back look, a long tassel necklace lends you flattering runway flair without becoming too overbearing. After you’ve picked a necklace, layer on a gold or silver tone ring stack to achieve optimal flash for your digits!

Gold Necklace

This gold tone crystal necklace has on-trend appeal and a timeless vibe.

Silver Necklace

Pair this silver tone crystal tassel necklace with a moto jacket for an edgier look.

Statement Necklace

These crystal collar statement necklaces will add fabulous glitz to dressier outfits.

Dependably gorgeous earrings are always great for pulling an outfit together. Chic love knot stud earrings are the way to go for everyday. For date night or a special occasion that requires some extra glamour, pick an eye-catching pair of statement earrings. A classic combination of crystals and faux pearls will lend a touch of elegance that’s perfectly on point for dressier attire.

Gold Studs

These classic love knot earrings’ gold tone shine is nothing short of beautiful.

Silver Studs

The same studs in silver tone are equally stunning!

Statement Earrings

Elegant glamour is within your reach with these chic statement earrings.

Don’t forget the bracelets! If you need a basic bangle with trendy appeal, wire charm bracelets boasting sparkling pave crystal dangles are an exemplary option for your casual and office go-to jewelry lineup. Alternatively, a multi-strand spring coil bracelet will add the right amount of edginess to a wide range of ensembles with its updated take the usual arm party.

Gold Bracelet and Ring

The pave crystals on this gold tone wire bangle add fantastic flash.

Silver Bracelet and Ring

This silver tone bracelet and ring stack make the perfect go-to combo!

Spring Coil Bracelets

Get instant arm party glamour with these spring coil bracelets.

One of the best parts of curating your own versatile collection of basic jewelry pieces is taking the guesswork out of accessorizing every outfit in your wardrobe. You can easily grab these jewelry essentials in a hurry to quickly accessorize any ensemble without appearing too rushed. In fact, planning ahead has never looked more fabulous!

by Sarah Clark

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Styling Seventies Pendants

Vintage pendant necklaces: anything but humble, these versatile baubles are rife with styling options that will keep your look fresh and fabulously on-trend. Everything old becomes new again, and here at HeirloomFinds.com we’ve been keeping our eyes out for runway trends that undeniably borrow from classic throwback glamour. What we’ve found is that statement pendants are definitely the baubles to rock for Spring 2015. And so without further ado, we’re proud to show off our newly launched line of 1970’s pendant necklaces with stunning styling options.

Black turtleneck pendants

These vintage necklaces’ geometric pendants make them perfect for pairing with a black turtleneck sweater.

Although the flared slacks and popping psychedelic prints we’ve seen on the runway might make great companions for necklaces like these, you needn’t completely refurbish your wardrobe with updated takes on retro threads to achieve an amazing throwback look. Instead, simply sport one of these grand accessories solo over a timelessly stylish black turtleneck for a swinging look that will last all season long. Their warm metallic tones and geometric designs will stand out perfectly from a dark subtle background.

White t-shirt pendants

These necklace’s unique designs are perfect for styling over a chic white tee.

Would you prefer a comfier look that’s perfect for enjoying some warm springtime weather? Try styling a vintage pendant necklace with a slouchy white tee as an extraordinary update to your basic weekend casual. Simply slip one of these perky pendants’ chains to effortlessly and instantly become a groovy throwback fashionista!

Pottery Pendant

This floral pottery pendant adds instant boho appeal to a comfy V-neck.

We’re so excited about the prevalence of fashion inspired by 1970’s styles on the runway today. It allows us delve into our treasure troves of vintage jewelry and couture to resurrect retro looks and add our own brand of fresh contemporary flair! According to Harper’s Bazaar, “The pendant necklace is coming out swinging for Spring ’15—taking over the statement market and changing the game for updating your basics.” So whether you love the tailored look of old estate jewelry or adore unique artifacts with a bohemian vibe, 1970’s pendant necklaces are positively ideal for achieving an on-trend look spiced up with vintage glam.

by Sarah Clark

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Trending Now: Delicate Layers

Here at Heirloom Finds, we’ve been busy scouring the runway, red carpet and all the latest fashion magazines to bring you an update on the most recent fashion trends. We’re excited to announce that delicate layered jewelry is in! And, we have lots of styles, including every piece shown here, at HeirloomFinds.com

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Three layered vintage gold necklaces create exquisite flair, with an emerald pendant, a diamond solitaire and 14K gold beading combined into a luxe look.

Rocking the layered look is as easy as it is versatile. Simply wear two or more glamorous gold or silver tone necklace chains together to curate a luxe look that’s totally crush-worthy. Mix it up with pendants, beaded stations and different chain types. Use both vintage and new necklaces to craft a look that’s entirely your own. The possibilities are endless!

Gold and Pearl Necklace

Three separate chains join together to create one stunning necklace accented with crystals, faux pearls and beautiful pendants.

Alternatively, styling necklaces that already come with multiple chains joined together at a single clasp makes achieving this fantastically dainty look fabulously effortless! We’re so thrilled to be offering several such necklaces with varying chain lengths embellished with crystal, faux pearl beads, bar pendants, tassels and more! All you need to do is select your favorite layered necklace and put it on to enjoy a whole day’s worth of looking exceptionally on-trend.

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Curate a fantastically original look by choosing both vintage 14K gold rings and fabulous new styles to sport on your digits.

The chic layered look doesn’t need to be limited to your neckline. If you have a thing for blinging out your digits with dazzling baubles, consider stacking multiple rings together for a fantastic look your friends will envy. Simply combine a slender sparkly crystal bauble with some midi rings and perhaps a sweet iconic piece or vintage treasure to create a dainty look that will leave a lasting impression.

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The delicate layered look: effortlessly darling and so gorgeously on-trend!

The delicate layered look is fabulous because it manages to be incredibly beautiful and amazingly versatile at the same time. Workdays, weekends and even evenings out make perfect occasions for sporting the dainty look. So layer away! Your wardrobe will thank you.

by Sarah Clark

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Throw Your Own Fabulous Sparkly Ladies’ Night Party

“What night is your Mom Prom party, again?” my husband asked as the countdown to Sparkly Ladies’ Night 2014 whittled down to single digits. “No, no, it’s not Mom Prom,” I replied. “You don’t have to be a mom to go. And Sparkly Ladies’ Night is a zillion times better than prom. Prom is for kids. It’s a letdown. This is fabulous.” We laugh. We hug each other. We make new friends. We cut loose. We indulge in wearing shiny, outlandish outfits. We strut our stuff in front of an appreciative audience: each other. We dance without reserve. We’re not there to impress anyone but ourselves.

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The concept is infectious. To combat the late-winter blahs, you can pull together your own Sparkly Ladies’ Night and glam it up; since the concept itself is the hook, you can make it as big or as intimate as you like.

The original Sparkly Ladies’ Night evolved organically. What started as a dinner date for eight close friends in the quiet town of Marietta, Ohio grew into a blowout celebration that marked its fourth year last December. It’s the brainchild of fashion and graphic designer Nikki Butler, who dreamt it up as an excuse to don the glittery clothes she never had a decent reason to wear. They booked a table at a local restaurant, with a casual yet luxe atmosphere. Butler wore jeans, a sequin top, and a fur coat, and some fabulous jewelry.

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Sparkly Ladies’ Night, the brainchild of Nikki Butler (far right), has evolved into a celebration of friendship, empowerment, and fun.

It’s the ultimate girls’ night out, and unlike a bachelorette party, there’s no agenda, no rights of passage; the focus is about the group itself. At our Sparkly Ladies’ Night 2014, there were straight women and gay women, mothers of five and women who are glad not to be parents. There were curvy women and thin women, women in their 60s attending with their grown daughters.

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Sparkly Ladies’ Night is a time to be outrageous and candid.

To make the annual party more of an occasion, Butler rented out an event space, booked a DJ and a bartender, and incorporated the talents of some of her gifted friends and women entrepreneurs—a floral designer who provided stunning arrangements, a pastry chef who shared beautiful and delicious desserts,  and a portrait photographer who captured the festivities for posterity

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Such a fabulous gathering deserves delicious treats.

Anyone anywhere could throw a Sparkly Ladies’ Night. You either get it or you don’t. Obviously my husband doesn’t, but this night is not about the guys, anyway. For those of you who do get it, here’s what you need to know:

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Pick a date that’s in the middle of an uneventful stretch of time. If you live in a cold climate, icky winter months are perfect. That’s when you need sparkle the most.  Oscar night is an ideal opportunity for styling your own brand of Hollywood shine.

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Invite people you love to be around. Ask your friends to do the same. The beauty of the concept is that its scope can be as intimate or grand as you want it to be.

Choose your spot. If you have a small group, make reservations at a local ‘fancy’ restaurant. If your group is larger, consider renting a venue. Remember that spending part of the evening in the public eye actually adds to the fun!

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Hype it up. Throw a clothing swap party a month or so in advance. Have event pages on social media platforms and post sparkly inspiration (for example, “Keep Calm and Sparkle On” memes or pictures of your sparkly style inspirations).

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Get your outfit together. Go grand with a fabulous new sequin gown or simply raid your closet and glam up your old favorites. A pair of shiny tights, a statement necklace and a stack of crystal bangles gives your standby little black dress a whole new spin.

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Take photos galore. And look at them later on when you need a lift.  Our 2014 Sparkly Ladies’ Night included a “selfie suite”—a corner of our party room with a silver backdrop where we could pose for impromptu group photos.

Nikki Butler overcame a difficult period in her life where she kept herself hid away. Now she has a successful career and a confidence that’s catching. It’s reflected in her Sparkly Ladies’ Night hashtag, #sparkleeveryday. “Sparkle,” she says, “comes from the inside.” But some outside sparkle certainly does not hurt.

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Celebrate Friendship with Gorgeous BFF Jewelry

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Best friends jewelry is as meaningful as it is fabulous.

Best friends: you began by finding one (or perhaps several) around the time you first started school, never realizing that a close relationship with a buddy could someday become one of the most important alliances of your life. Whether you have lost count of how many years you’ve known your best friend, or you have only just recently found someone but felt instantly connected, a special friendship deserves to be commemorated.

BFF necklaces

One to wear and one to share! These necklaces add a twist to traditional BFF heart pendants.

Perhaps the most widely recognized type of friendship jewelry is the interlocking pendant set. So sweetly sentimental, you and your best friend can join two pendants together to create one fantastic design, which is most often a heart. Whenever you’re apart and no matter where you go, one half of a friendship necklace set will always remind you that the person who shares the other half as well as your joys, secrets and sorrows is still thinking of you. Looking for something in the same vein but just a little different? Try a coordinating jigsaw puzzle piece ring set!

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Bring friendship glam to your digits with this triple set of jigsaw puzzle stretch rings.

There’s no reason to believe that heart pendant necklaces are the only option for showing your number one pal some devotion. These fabulous macrame bracelets capture the youthful arts and crafts spirit of lighthearted days spent at summer camp. Simply choose a color and style that both of you will love. Can’t decide on just one? Stack multiple bracelets together for meaningful matching arm parties!

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Wearing matching macrame bracelets is an excellent way to connect with your bestie.

Of course, you and your best friend have similar interests. Why not show off one of them with fun iconic jewelry? Whether it’s a pastime you both enjoy, a shared favorite animal or a mutually much-loved motif, wearing matching iconic baubles is a great way to increase your connection.

BFF Giraffe Necklaces

Celebrate your shared interests with fashionably fun iconic jewelry.

If you have little ones at home, it helps to make sure they start forming friendships early. Their BFFs now might just become lifelong companions as they grow older. Giving them pretty jewelry to share and cherish is a simple step in fostering a blossoming friendship.

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BFF jewelry for kids and teens helps to start them off right on a lifetime of friendship.

It’s always important to find good friends you can trust. Celebrating their valuable presence in your life with gorgeous and heartfelt accessories helps show them how much they mean to you. A long-lasting friendship is always a beautiful thing, and wearing jewelry to match makes everything that much more meaningful.

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Why Buy Vintage Jewelry?

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These vintage clip on earrings have gorgeous retro flair.

Objects carry a meaning, with each owner infusing their own energy into every item. That’s the power of vintage jewelry. With a vintage piece, you’ll be the only one wearing that specific look. People notice. It becomes your It Girl signature, a way to stand out. It’s about sensibility as much as style.

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Layering on luxe vintage necklaces adds classic style to a modern trend.

We seek out vintage finds with current trends in mind; nothing goes up on our site unless we think it’s relevant today. Vintage jewelry worn in a contemporary context ties together past and present, a history that adds emotional depth to your everyday wardrobe and dovetails with the repetition and evolution of up-to-the-minute fashion cycles (Vogue says that for 2015, it’s the 1970s).

VIntage Turquoise Bracelets

This Southwestern style vintage baubles are fabulous for crafting a boho look.

Our vintage offerings bring you a huge variety that spans decades. Styles range from romantic Victorian-revival cameos to pin-up era Bakelite brooches to tailored, long pendants from the Nixon years to Native American sterling and turquoise from the Age of Aquarius that perfectly accent today’s boho looks. Whether you want a classic gold bangle that adds just a touch of difference or a bold rhinestone bib that shouts Hollywood vixen, there is something in our vintage collection for you.

Bakelite Rose Brooch

Make every day Throwback Thursday with pretty baubles like this vintage Bakelite brooch.

Not only does vintage jewelry come with a rich backstory — you get craftsmanship and staying power for only a fraction of what a new designer piece of fashion jewelry might cost. We pull together notable pieces with an eye for top condition and a deep knowledge of the era’s history. We know when a find truly is a find, because we’re familiar with the materials, techniques and history of the manufacturer.

Vintage Cupid Necklace

The ages haven’t tarnished these lovely accessories’ romantic feel.

That’s because Heirloom Finds was built on our love for antiques and collectibles. For years, our co-founders Kim and Jeanne have scoured estate sales and auctions, looking for notable pieces and fun finds. The very basis for our fashion jewelry business began with vintage jewelry. It’s in our blood — Jeanne’s parents were antique dealers, and Kim’s idea of a relaxing weekend still includes hitting up flea markets.

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Expect to craft looks that are as exquisite as they are unique when you buy vintage jewelry.

And the best part is that we do the legwork for you. When you order vintage jewelry from Heirloom Finds, you know it’s the finest example of its kind, because we buy for condition and relevance. Our fast, free delivery means a distinctive vintage piece is only a few clicks away. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone you love, vintage jewelry offers a romance and power all its own.

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