The Lady’s Maid’s top Vintage Jewellery picks from Susan Caplan
Most stylists will agree that accessories complete an outfit. Glance at my Instagram page and you’ll see all the outfits are accessorised with earrings and sometimes brooches – my two favourite jewellery accessories for lifting a look. Whether it’s cheap costume jewellery or expensive precious stones the visual effect is the same. This week I’m focusing on vintage jewels and teaming up with vintage jewellery expert Susan Caplan to offer my followers 20% off their entire jewellery range. Perhaps you’re looking to add some festive sparkle to your winter outfits, or maybe you’d like something a little different as a Christmas gift for ladies who love a bit of bling. I often feature Susan Caplan pieces on my Instagram page – I love the touch of glamour that her vintage pieces bring to a winter outfit. I’ve picked out some of my favourite pieces from her collection here. Head to their website here to see their full range. The discount code for 20% off is: LADYSMAID20.
1980s Vintage D’orlan Owl Swarovski Crystal Brooch
Owls are a symbol of wisdom, so I feel like adopting this little owl brooch as the mascot for my book Wardrobe Wisdom. Made of 22ct gold plate, featuring round-cut green and clear Swarovski crystals, it’s at the top of The Lady’s Maid’s wish list for Christmas. The owl always lends itself well to jewellery design and I love the piercing emerald eyes of this one. £135 (£108 with discount).
1960s Vintage Trifari Crystal Brooch
A simple but stylish silver-plated floral sprig brooch, featuring round and marquis-cut clear Swarovski Crystals. A great choice to add a finishing touch of understated elegance to an outfit. £125 (£100 with discount).
1950s Vintage Silver Marcasite Brooch
I love marcasite – it has a subdued sparkle to it that’s great if you want something a little less flashy than crystals or diamonds. This silver brooch features a scrolling floral design embellished with faceted marcasite. £145 (£116 with discount).
1970s Vintage Attwood & Sawyer Stylised Brooch
A decorative ribbon twist brooch featuring teardrop and round-cut clear and red Swarovski crystals. I love the Christmassy colours of this one – I’d wear it on a burgundy or red winter coat. £95 (£76 with discount).
1980s Vintage Swarovski Crystal Floral Brooch
Another particularly festive brooch – a silver-plated star embellished with clear round-cut and emerald green marquis-cut Swarovski crystals. £48 (£38.40 with discount).
1960s faux pearl and leaf brooch
This leaf brooch looks like a sprig of festive holly – a great way to add a touch of Christmas to your outfit in a stylish way. £95 (£76 with discount).
1970s Vintage Monet Red Chandelier Drop Earrings
Top of my earrings wish list are these beautiful ruby red chandelier earrings featuring red lucite drops and round-cut Swarovski crystals. The perfect accessory for a red Christmas party dress. £145 (£116 with discount).
1980s Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Swarovski Crystal Snake Earrings
I really love these striking snake hoop earrings. Embellished with round-cut clear crystals with red Swarovski crystal eyes. A stylish statement accessory for a glitzy gown. £185 (£148 with discount).
1990s Vintage Gold Plated Swarovski Crystal Star Earrings
Jazz up any Christmas ensemble with these gold-plated star drop earrings. £18 (£14.40 with discount).
1980s Vintage Statement Swarovski Crystal Drop Earrings
Another statement red earring that would be a great accessory for festive frocks at Christmas time. £125 (£100 with discount).
1980s Vintage D’orlan Swarovski Crystal Drop Earrings
If you prefer a slightly more understated look, these mini 22ct gold-plated glitter ball earrings featuring Swarovski crystals might be the ones for you to add just a touch of sparkle to your party look. £135 (£108 with discount).
1980s Vintage D’Orlan Swarovski Crystal Clip-on Earrings
These 22ct gold-plated classic drop clip-on earrings, featuring round-cut clear and oval-cut amethyst-coloured Swarovski crystals, are so elegant and could be worn day or evening. I’ve pictured them here in a regal winter wedding look. £95 (£76 with discount).
1970s Vintage Attwood & Sawyer Crystal Clip-on Earrings
The Duchess of Sussex favours discreet studs over statement earrings, so if you want to emulate her style these contemporary faux emerald triangle clip-on earrings are a good place to start. £95 (£76 with discount).
1980s Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Bow Swarovski Crystal Clip-on Earrings
A stylish statement clip-on earring from Kenneth Jay Lane, featuring a bow design embellished with round-cut Swarovski crystals. £225 (£180 with discount).
For more ideas on how to style all these vintage treasures, keep a look out on my Instagram page between now and Christmas as I will be featuring them in my festive ensembles!