There is an old saying that every passing fashion fad is thrown into a giant barrel and when it is full, it is turned upside down and everything starts all over again. Fashion trends are often a blend of the old and the new, and vintage jewelry is no exception.

Cocktail rings, bracelets and chokers glittering with marcasite and semi-precious gems set in silver and gold evoke another era long faded in the mists of time. The vintage “look” manifests itself in many modern accessories including belly piercings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.

Vintage jewelry is unique because it dates back to when diamonds were cut by hand. No two stones were ever alike; a quality preferred by celebrities who can afford such unique pieces.

The Art Deco period of the early twentieth century is a favorite. Demi Lovato, was spotted wearing a deco cocktail ring. Actress, Jessica Biel’s wedding ring with a large round diamond in the center sits beside her equally dazzling engagement ring. Model and socialite, Poppy Delevingne, sports an incredibly beautiful Art deco bauble on one finger.

For 2013, one of the expected trends in vintage jewelry will be the Victorian period, designs featuring delicate scrollwork and inspired by nature. The antique look has been one of the most popular among many high-end designers, including Oscar De La Renta and Michael Kors whose spring line for 2013 is featuring watches made with rose gold.

Antique and vintage-inspired jewelry and its timeless designs have a universal appeal to all who behold them and after all, that is where beauty lies.

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