When to Buy Vintage Sapphire Jewellery

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When is it time to buy vintage sapphire jewellery? It’s hard to say, for some people. If you’re one of these people, please read on – you’re about to learn everything you need to know about when to buy vintage sapphire jewellery.

Why Buy Vintage Sapphire Jewellery?

Before we get on to the when let’s briefly cover the why. The simplest answer is that vintage sapphire jewellery is the best. I know, for some that’s not enough, so here’s some more detail. Buying vintage or antique when it comes to jewellery is not only cost-efficient, but also an eco-friendly move. It’s a common misconception that living an environment-friendly life means living without luxury.

Buying antique and vintage jewellery is a great way to reuse jewellery, rather than having it go to waste. It also doesn’t demand the gemstone trade, preventing further damage to the planet from gemstone mining, since every vintage and antique item already exists and doesn’t need to be ‘crafted’ from new materials. If you needed any more reasons to buy pre-loved jewellery, then consider that, carat-to-carat, you usually get more for your money with vintage and antique than you do with brand new. You can get stunning jewellery for a fraction of the cost if you were to go to a jeweller’s and buy something made new. An added plus is that most of the designs of antique and vintage jewellery are unique and unlike anything you’re likely to find in a chain jewellery store.

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Now that we’ve established that, let’s dive into the when.

Engagements

It’s a no brainer that vintage sapphire rings make for beautiful engagement rings. Obviously, if you already know that a diamond engagement ring is what you want, then perhaps it’s not the choice for you, but you should definitely consider it. Even an engagement ring that features both diamonds and sapphires is a beautiful way to incorporate some colour and life into your engagement ring.

If you want an engagement ring that really looks like an engagement ring, then sapphire and diamonds paired together are almost a more perfect match than you and your fiancé/fiancée. Not only are they fit for royalty – literally the engagement ring Kate Middleton wears – but they’re every bit as versatile and classically beautiful as their diamond counterparts. So, if you or your loved one are fans of the colour blue, or maybe you’re just interested in something different for your proposal, then consider buying a vintage sapphire ring.

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Birthdays

In case you didn’t know, sapphire is the birthstone for people born in September. Just as the summer dies off and the cold months start coming in, sapphires are there to remind you that cold doesn’t have to mean dim and glum, it can mean classy and elegant. If September is a birth month to someone you love (like you!), perhaps getting some vintage sapphire jewellery as a birthday present is a right way to go.

It can be anything, from a vintage sapphire ring to a necklace, earrings, or a bracelet. At the moment, brooches are having a big revival, so maybe something in that direction would be nice. What matters is that you get something that suits the giftee well. To establish what would work, have a look at jewellery they already own. Something with the same coloured metal, or gemstones cut to the same shape might be an indicator of their preferences. If they don’t yet own any jewellery, stick with something simple and small, as they might not be used to wearing jewellery.

Anniversaries

For everyone who has already tied the knot, the 45th wedding anniversary is the sapphire anniversary. That’s a looong time to wait. Thankfully, there are no wedding anniversary police to stop you from celebrating the sapphire anniversary 40 years early. Of course, if you’d rather remain traditional, then it’s a lovely idea to wait to celebrate the sapphire anniversary of your 45th year of marriage. If it is the 45th year you’re celebrating, sapphire jewellery could not be more appropriate. Anyone approaching their 45th wedding anniversary sometime in the next few decades is sure to find some vintage sapphire jewellery that’s the same age as their marriage – what could be more perfect?

You can also gift sapphire jewellery if you are not a member of the relationship. If your parents or grandparents are going to be celebrating their sapphire wedding anniversary any time soon, maybe you could get some people to pool together and treat them to something beautiful that shows how much you love them as a unit. A vintage sapphire signet ring or some sapphire earrings, for example, would be beautiful and simple.

We’ve uncovered the main reasons to buy vintage sapphire jewellery, but you must remember that these are just suggestions, and there are no real rules about how and when to buy your jewels. If you want to buy a vintage sapphire ring to celebrate a Tuesday, then you’d best believe that’s a great idea. Thinking outside the box for occasions to gift jewellery – to yourself or anyone else – is the key to maintaining good relationships and enjoying life. Have fun with it!

 

Christian Dior Vintage Crystal Earrings

I have slowly fallen in love with shopping vintage, and I must say, I am loving it. Digging out stylish rare gems is now my new best thing, and I really enjoy styling them as well.

I recently came across an online store – Rock my Vintage, which has quickly became my online spot for all things vintage. Rock my Vintage stocks original and inspired vintage dresses and accessories, at amazing prices, so it is worth having a look at this website if you are into vintage pieces and accessories.

I was on the hunt for some stunning vintage jewellery as a twinkling treat for myself (Yes I like to get myself presents regularly), so I went browsing on the website. There were so many options with a varied price range, so it took me some time to make up my mind, but I finally settled on this gorgeous Christian Dior Crystal Vintage Earrings, and I am glad I did.

 

 

I am head over heels in love with the sparkly earrings. I have never had a Christian Dior jewellery before, so it feels good to rock these super sparkly beauties.

These 1980s diamante clip on earrings by Christian Dior feature a curved crossover design with a double row of crystals for maximum shine. All of the original crystals are intact and are in a gold setting. The hinge fastening is marked with ‘Chr. Dior Germany’ and these earrings measure 2cm. Condition – Excellent.

 

 

I am saving the earrings for special occasions only, when I need to ooze some 80s glamour. But if I was to style the earrings for a regular day, I would probably match it with a nice stylish vintage inspired dress like the beauty below.

 

 

This 1940s vintage inspired Faye Floral Midi Shirt Dress from Sugarhill Boutique, would look amazing this spring, styled with the vintage Christian Dior Crystal Earrings and a black pair of sandals.

I love shirt dresses; they are very comfortable, easy to style and flatter most shapes. What is there not to like?

What do you think of both items? Are you a vintage fan?

 

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Fashion Diva Biki

The fashion diva of the week is Biki John from Nigeria. Biki John is a Fashion Communications Consultant who has worked in the fashion industry for ten years. Her services include PR, Styling, Magazine Journalism, Fashion Show Production and TV Hosting & Producing. Biki John has worked on numerous successful projects with leading international and African-focused brands which include Lipsy, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin, SUPERIOR magazine, Arise, Style House Files and Silverbird TV. Her portfolio can be seen on www.bikijohn.com

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For her first look, Biki John is wearing a Guns N Roses T by Primark, a pencil skirt by Topshop, earrings by H & M, headband by Claire’s Accessories, shoes by Prada and a vintage bracelet. I love everything about this look.

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Here, she has on a blue African Batik print dress from Quintessence Store, Lagos, necklace by Tessies.co.uk, gold leaf hair combs & rings by H & M, shoes by faith and a vintage bracelet. I am in love with this print dress.

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For her third look, Biki has on a Prada shoes, gold head tie, jewellery, gold and black sequinned blouse and wrapper owned by her Mother. I love the pop of red here. This is so stylish.

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Here, our fashion diva is wearing a print dress by Peekaboo Vintage Clothing, a belt from a Lagos Boutique, vintage jewellery, turban and brooch from a  Lagos Boutique, Prada shoes and a gifted bag. Slayed!

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For this look, Biki has on a gifted blazer and tights, a Topshop skirt, Faith shoes and vintage jewellery and belt. That blazer is so chic.

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This is one of my favourite looks of Biki. She is wearing a black jacket by Humana Berlin, a red Blouse by H&M, a 50s-inspired floral skirt by H&M, gifted jewellery and boots, and butterfly hairclip by Claire’s Accessories.

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For this look, fashion diva Biki is wearing an Asos bustier, a Primark print culottes, Faith shoes,  vintage jewellery and belt and Turban material from a Lagos market. That Asos bustier is so stylish.

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Here, Biki John is wearing a gifted blouse, a black jumpsuit by Peekaboo Vintage Clothing, a gifted bag, a belt by Just Landed Berlin, vintage jewellery, turban material from a Berlin fabric store and shoes by Faith. This look is everything, so stylish.

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For this look, Biki is wearing a kaftan made by a Lagos bases tailor, a Primark necklace and a gifted bracelet. That kaftan is so very pretty.

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For her final look, Biki is wearing a black sequinned bodysuit by Miss Selfridge, a transparent polkadot maxi skirt by ASOS, a cobweb cloak from a Berlin store, and gifted thigh highs and boots.

I love Biki John’s style. I love the way she steps up her style game with the turban and other accessories. What do you think? Which look are you loving the most?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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