Vintage is something that seems to never go out of the style. Whether its placed on a lapel or weighs about 5 pounds and resides on your right hand; there is always a place for vintage jewelry. Brooches add a gorgeous artistic flare as well as old costume jewelry. But where do you find such pieces?
Easy! You pass up opportunities to find these little treasures on any road trip during spring, summer, and fall. Garage sales, dummy! Garage and estate sales are like the mecca for vintage pieces. You see, when rummaging through grandma's junk in the attic people find eclectic rings and bracelets that they have no use for. So, they throw them in a little box and mark them at 50 cents a piece. What they don't realize is that these pieces have the potential to be fashionable!
On those scorching days in the summer, I find the best stuff! For example, just last summer I found this long necklace with a bejeweled seahorse pendant. It is so funky and unique, and people always ask me where I got it. They never believe when I tell them I found it under a pile of old sappy romance books at a garage sale for a dollar… a dollar!
Garage sales are one of the best places to find vintage jewelry because its real, and super cheap. A lot of times, the gems and metal are the real thing, but because of the tarnish or dirt the owners neglect to realize the true worth. All you need is some jewelry cleaner and a toothbrush, and you'll have a new (well kinda new) and truly unique piece for all your friends to gawk at. Happy hunting! â˜º