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


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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.




Next, this engagement ring trend is way more popular than you realize. 

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Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 13 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of Associate Director of Fashion News (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.