There’s nothing quite like a beautiful load of expensive bling-bling to perk up any jaded soul at the office desk. For some truly stunning, sparkling eye candy, head to online store Vintage Seekers and check out their newly-updated collection of designer vintage costume jewellery.
It’s easy to slap the word “vintage” on anything and everything these days, but the jewellery range on Vintage Seekers isn’t simply second-hand; every necklace, bracelet and ring embodies timeless character and exceptional artistry.
Some of the latest gems unearthed by Vintage Seekers include 1970s and 1980s creations from Christian Dior, Stanley Hagler NYC, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin and artist Salvador Dali.
From left to right: Grosse for Christian Dior Jewellery Set, £840 & Christian Dior Arrow Necklace & Earrings, £410
The Christian Dior pieces are opulent, underscored with feminine elegance; sleek vintage designs from the French fashion house include an edgy silver-plated arrow necklace and earrings set, and a classic crystal-embellished black and white choker.
We’re also glad that Stanley Hagler NYC’s cult costume jewellery from the 1980s get to see the light of day again on Vintage Seekers. These wildly extravagant pieces, with their intricate jewel-encrusted floral motifs and faux baroque pearls, are truly works of art in their own right; Madonna’s purported to a be a fan of Hagler’s lavish, multi-dimensional handiwork.
Clockwise from left: Black Choker & Earrings, £1750, Flower Pin Brooch, £400 & Deep Red Necklace, £560, all from Stanley Hagler NYC
Other luxe finds to drool over include a chunky gold Lanvin choker and Yves Saint Laurent’s exotic, textured accessories from the ‘70s and ‘80s. For a statement necklace with an artistic touch, opt for Salvador Dali’s striking gold-plated Lips Motif Pendant Necklace & Bracelet. Taking a leaf from the artist’s Surrealist work, both the necklace and matching bracelet have been signed by Dali himself.
Clockwise from left: Salvador Dali Lips Motif Pendant Necklace & Bracelet, £405, Yves Saint Laurent Heart Brooch, £240 & Lanvin Gold Necklace, £420
While these exquisite, fit-for-royalty pieces come with the prices to match them, it is a one-in-a-million chance to own a piece of fashion history, and a sure-fire way to accessorise ahead of the cookie-cutter masses.
Bling-bling aside, connoisseurs of 20th-century collectibles should definitely bookmark Vintage Seekers for lunch-time window shopping: From 1920s Louis Vuitton luggage pieces, rare Beatles posters to first-edition prints of classics like Nabokov’s Lolita, this British online shopping site is a goldmine for all things tastefully vintage.
The Vintage Costume Jewellery collection on Vintage Seekers is priced from £150 or approximately SGD$295 onwards; standard rates for international shipping apply. To shop, visit www.vintageseekers.com/fashion/costume-jewellery/