I have a very deep love and appreciation for antique jewelry. Two of my most prized possessions are my 300-year-old wedding ring made with emeralds and rose cut diamonds and a gold horseshoe locket I bought in Buenos Aires about 8 years ago. Just like any girl, I love jewelry and always have a special something on my wish list, but there’s something about antique and vintage jewelry that just feels completely unique and special – like a true keepsake. One of my favorite antique jewelry (and accessories) stores is Erie Basin in New York. It never fails that every time I look at their online selection of gems I fall completely and totally in love with something. I rarely make it in person to the shop for fear of spending all of my money, but when the time comes to buy another antique treasure I will surely visit. These are a few of my favorites on the Erie Basin website.
This 1880s Victorian bracelet is something I would wear everyday, like my wedding ring and my horseshoe locket. I am a sucker for gold and turquoise together. Add pearls to the mix and I go even crazier.
These 1890s pearl, rose cut diamond and enamel Victorian earrings are total showstoppers.
Nothing but class, these French Poissarde earrings are made of Topaz paste and 18K gold. I’ve never been a big fan of topaz, but these are so special that I would consider buying them.
I love the shape of this 1910s Edwardian Diamond Dinner Ring. This isn’t something I would wear everyday, but it would definitely get some love.