I Spent 4 Hours on Etsy Finding the 19 Best Vintage Jewelry Picks

What's old is new again. Jewelry trends are cyclical, so what's popular right now probably had a moment in the sun years and years ago too. For instance, chunky gold necklaces were all over the Copenhagen Fashion Week street style scene, and it's far from a new trend. To prove it, I found plenty of amazing vintage options on Etsy, which is my favorite treasure trove for one-of-a-kind pieces.

Etsy also boasts tons of other vintage versions of today's biggest trends. For instance, I recently tapped two L.A. jewelry designers who confirmed that birthstone engagement rings are increasingly popular right now, and you can bet I found pretty vintage options on Etsy. Plus, we received a ton of interest in my story on Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas's engagement ring, which is a beautiful example of the "target ring" trend that's all over Etsy. So, without further ado, scroll down to shop my favorite vintage Etsy jewelry from the '20s to the '90s.


Gold chain necklaces are cooler than ever right now, and you can't beat this $80 version. 

This is another worthy option if you want to invest in the gold necklace trend. 

Yes, I found you Dior for under $200—you're welcome. 

This 1980s necklace couldn't be more on-trend for 2019. 


This ring boasts the August birthstone, peridot. 

I can just picture this resting on the finger of an impossibly cool '60s actress. 

Who says you need to spend a fortune on an engagement ring?

This $30 ring is so affordable it will practically sell itself. 

Can you tell I have a thing for emeralds?


The chunky gold jewelry trend also extends to bracelets.

This kitschy souvenir bracelet comes straight from the '30s. 

Pair this with an LBD and you're set. 

Another vintage gold chain winner—this time by Oscar de la Renta.