Sponsored Feature: Diamond Bracelets - Should I Buy Vintage?

Diamond Bracelets - Should I Buy Vintage?

Are you thinking about purchasing a Diamond Bracelet and wondering where you should start looking? Great! You are in the right place! There are so many different types and styles of Diamond Bracelets for purchase nowadays that it can be difficult to know where to start.


Diamond Bracelets are one of the most popular types of jewelry bought these days, and are often given as gifts. Many occasions call for gift-giving, with Birthdays, Anniversary's, Valentine's Day, and Christmas being some of the more special occasions that call for receiving a gift as special as a Diamond Bracelet. Of course, there never has to be an official reason to buy a beautiful piece of jewelry. Many people simply love the way they feel when wearing a particular piece of jewelry and accordingly buy whenever they see a piece that catches their eye.


Although there are many factors to consider when you are thinking about buying a Diamond Bracelet, deciding whether to buy one that is brand new or one of the many, unique vintage bracelets that are for sale is a really great starting place. Know that there's no right or wrong, it's simply a matter of taste and preference.


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Why Buy New?

Buying a brand new Diamond Bracelet can be exciting because there are always new designs coming out!


-Fashionable. Many people like to keep up with all the latest fashion and/or styles of the day, and for this reason often prefer to choose a brand new jewelry piece.


Why Buy Vintage?

Recent times have shown us that all things vintage is once again becoming quite the popular trend. This is especially true for jewelry and clothing, two of the most-collected vintage items. Vintage usually refers to jewelry that was made between 1910 and 1990, and includes many different types of jewelry, such as rings, bracelets, and brooches.

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-Uniqueness. There's something truly special about a piece of vintage jewelry! Many people choose to buy vintage due to the classic elegance and uniqueness that many vintage bracelets are known for. This is due to many vintage jewelry pieces being hand-crafted and thus given that truly special attention, making them one-of-a-kind.


-Story. It could be fun to investigate the origins of a particular vintage Diamond Bracelet so you can learn about where it came from, who made it, etc. 


Good To Know

The Diamond Tennis Bracelet is one of the most admired and fashionable bracelets sold on the market today. There are many, various Tennis Bracelet styles, so finding one that is just right should be quite the fun and exciting task!

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Weekend Tote

My family and I are planning a little getaway. Just a little time to ourselves to dig our heels into nature and explore. I would love any one of these weekend totes to pack our things in!



Vintage Seed Sack Bags by  Selina Vaughan

Recycled Canvas by Forestbound


Vintage Valentine: You Anchor Me

I heart lockets. I'm embarrassed to say I don't even own one. I'm just now starting to build my jewelry collection. Before I fell in love with handmade jewelery, to me there wasn't any jewelery out there worth buying.


Find this beautifully hand embroidered silk thread anchor on antique linen at Stella Saves the Day.

I know it's cheesy, but this is how I feel about my husband.

(in case you're reading hubby, I love this necklace)

Sorry there folks, can't stop love right? Even if you don't celebrate Valentine's Day, which we really don't around here, to us it's just a reminder to hug the necks of the ones we love a little tighter.

xoxo Gabreial

Vintage Style Organizing: Creative Ideas for Displaying and Organizing Your Jewelry Collection

Please help me in sending Vintage Indie reader, small business owner and homeschool mom of four Mrs.Shelbi Lynn- Awabdy  a warm welcome. She is here today to share her nifty ideas for organizing your jewelry in a repurposeful and vintage style. Be sure to visit her links at the bottom, she has a beautiful shop.


When it comes to displaying our jewelry, there are so many creative options at our fingertips. All you really need to do is look around your home, and many times you will find things to use in a new and charming way. If you’re a visual person like me,   you want your intimate space to feel welcoming  and reflect your personality. Nothing captures this quite like the art of creative jewelry display.  I love to find different and unique ways to arrange my favorite pieces and I’d love to share a little of that with you here today.

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 If you know me, you know that I have an affinity for all things ‘tea’ and ‘jewelry’. So it seemed only natural to marry these two loves. Here you’ll find  teacups and saucers on my bedside table decorated with my favorite ‘go to’ earrings and bracelets.

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A vintage velvet lined wooden box becomes a shelter for rings and various earrings with posts. 

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An oblong vintage tray is a perfect length for laying bracelets out flat to grab and go at a moments notice.

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Elements of nature - like this coral cast piece is perfect to catch rings as well as drape lovely and delicate chain bracelets across it’s makeshift ‘branches’. 

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If your space is limited, don’t discount the idea of utilizing any wall space you may have available.  Here above my dresser, I have continued with my jewelry display. Where once there was plain white space, now breathes new life into the room with my favorite necklaces hanging from small hooks and the tiniest nails.


A rusted hued vintage inspired key holder adds a little décor and drama as champagne pearls hang from the hooks.

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An old vintage frame (once discarded and almost thrown away due to chips and scratches)  has been given a new life by way of earring display. To make one yourself, simply place small nails down the back sides of the frame, and string wire across to each nail. Easy peasy, and now showcases all of my favorite earrings.

Of course, proper storage of your jewelry is always good practice. It’s best to rotate your jewelry collection from display to storage every few weeks in order to keep your jewelry safe from the elements.   Humidity, dirt, soaps, lotions and oils from our skin can be harsh on our jewelry.  It is good to wipe your jewelry down with a soft cloth after each wear, and then store the pieces in small plastic Ziploc type bags, found at craft stores.  

I hope you have found some inspiration here today. Arranging our collections and using what we already have is one of the most satisfying dynamics of interior styling. I wish you all many happy days of inspiration!


Shelbi Lynn- Awabdy  is a wife and homeschooling mom to four.  She authors the blog ‘Marigold’  and runs a little jewelry shop by the same name Marigold.  She loves all things vintage and handcrafted - and her favorite part of any day is with a baby on her hip and behind the lens of her vintage polariod.  (of course, not exactly at the exact same time ).

Handmade Crush: For the Person who Loves Blue & White

It seems like there is almost one person in every family that loves the classic blue & white combination.

Artist Harriet Damave creates beautiful porcelain delft jewelry and ornaments. These would make a great one of a kind gift, all the way from Amsterdam.



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Handmade Crush: Hand Knitted Cowl

If you're anything like us here in Northern Kentucky, your town is turning into a winter wonderland. What a beautiful time of year, but also very cold! How about bundling up with a handmade cowl from Taylor House. They create warm accessories and other various hand knit items.




Store owner Chaucee is saving up to travel abroad to Israel and every penny will go towards helping her pay for her spring semester there.

Support handmade this Christmas season!

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The Daily Swank: The Bib Necklace

The bib collar necklace is such a wonderful addition to recent jewelry design. I love the ideas and intricate details that some of them entail. Today's Daily Swank is from True Rebel Designs and I think these would make a great addition to holiday attire. 


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Visit True Rebel Designs to see more one of a kind designs.

Accessories: Vintage Fabrics Find New Life As Jewelry Organizers

Hello, Vintage Indie Readers! Gabreial kindly asked me to submit posts for the past two weeks and I am delighted to do so!

I would like you to meet Suzy Spence of Georgia Peachez ! For over ten years Suzy has created fabulous purses and other useful totes from the coolest vintage fabrics, buttons, and trims! I spoke to Suzy recently about some of her latest creations, jewelry organizers!

Suzy, why jewelry organizers?

My passion is vintage textiles and I love to find new ways to bring these lovely linens of the past to a modern use.

I also love jewelry and I've found a way to combine the vintage textiles and jewelry by making pretty little totes for my jewelry when I travel.

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How are your jewelry totes different from your other tote bags?
My jewelry totes are just like a bigger tote but only about 9" x 7 " they have a plastic organizer that slips inside to hold earrings and small necklaces, bigger necklaces just drop right into the tote. 
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Suzy, these are so pretty!
I think the vintage textiles combine nicely to make a pretty patchwork for these little totes and a very stylish way to take your jewelry on the road.
Thank you to Suzy for sharing her stylish one-of-a-kind ideas for recycling vintage fabrics and trims! And thank you, Vintage Indie Readers, for stopping by!~~~Beth

Elizabeth Holcombe Fedorko, aka Bethsbagz, began her checkered crafting career when at four she realized using paste on paper was better than eating it. Inspired by vintage dime store treasures, vintage fabric, and a no-fear attitude toward color, Beth crafts totes, pin cushions, wreaths, and corsages into her Dime Store Chic creations. Beth would love you to take a peek into her whimsical world at her blog.



Vintage Fashion Forward: Fall Handbag Collection from Hoakon loves Helga

Vintage leather jackets and materials are combined with new components to create fabulous "up-cycled" handbags.  Hoakon loves Helga comes from designer Andrea Strand's, Norwegian grandparents,


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The Daily Swank: Laptop Camera Messenger Bag

I love clean design and sleek lines. I thought this Laptop messenger Bag from Stash was simple, but classy.

My large laptop wouldn't fit in this case (it holds a 13")  but my laptop really isn't meant for carrying around unless I'd like a serious arm cramp. I'm sure if you're sporting a cute little mac or other 13" this messenger bag would do just the trick. It also includes space for your camera and lenses. How incredibly clever for photo shoots and business meetings.

Head over to Stash for this bag and many other styles and options.

The Daily Swank: Freshly Fig

Sometimes, there is so much I want to feature from one shop it is hard to choose just a few items!


I'll take one of each please, especially the baking necklace, the bird earrings, the cloud earrings, OH and the harmonica, the cooking utensils, and the vintage hot hair balloon all from Freshly Fig!

DID YOU KNOW? "New and re-purposed vintage necklaces and earrings are the highlight of Freshy Fig. Green, green, green! "  How cool is that?

Do you like the new "DID YOU KNOW" feature? I hope to include more of these when I feature small businesses.

The Daily Swank: Garlands of Grace

As a momma with long hair, I'm always looking for something to keep the hair out of my face while doing housework. I loved these handmade accessories from Garlands of Grace. They also have adorable accessories for your little one too! 




The Daily Swank: Note to Self, Agnes

I seriously need to sit down and make a note to self as well as one to my dear husband. In it I would say, " please ignore any of my previous statements about wearing jewelry. I heat necklaces and I'm ready to start that collection now."


I wish to start with these gorgeous handmade and vintage style necklaces from Agnes.

Thank you dear.

♥ Gabreial

Indie Fashion: Handmade Coats & Jackets

It is still chilly in these parts. I've been cold all winter. What about you? I can't seem to get warm. I'm loving these handmade accessories from Little Houses Clothing.

My favorite top left, Shakespeares Sister with the yummy lace ruffled neck. 

Visit Little Houses Clothing on Etsy.

All Photos Copyright © Little Houses Clothing

The Daily Swank: Vintage Marquise's & La Marquise des Anges

Today's Daily Swank is très special. Two beautiful shops from the same proprietress in France.


Vintage Marquise's serves up chic vintage from France including delights like embroidered napkins, paperie, embellishments and more.

Mosaic609e19ecab5ae057ee93dcf101b427aa22a18d20La Marquise des Anges  is the second shop from this proprietress, featuring clothing embellished with personal touches.