Clever ways for incorporating family heirlooms into your wardrobe

August 16, 2012
Carved stones are timeless in the same way that a vintage Chanel pearl necklace is.

There are few things that are more special than receiving a family heirloom. Whether it’s a beautiful ring, unique necklace or priceless pair of earrings, these pieces should be cherished forever.

However, despite their extraordinary beauty, many women find that these these adornments don’t really mesh well with their style and struggle to update them.

Luckily, Vogue Magazine has some tips on how to incorporate heirlooms any fashionista’s modern wardrobe:

1) Don’t shy away from carved stones
According to Russell Whitmore, owner of a Brooklyn jewelry store,  “there’s a lot of lost art. You should focus on things that you couldn’t replace.” Lots of fashion-forward females may find carved jewelry to be outdated, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Carved stones are timeless in the same way that a vintage Chanel pearl necklace is.

2) Embrace screwback earrings
Surprisingly enough, many antique earrings have screwbacks. Today, most women avoid this type of earring back because they take too long to screw in. Those who find their screwbacks bothersome, should take the earrings to a jeweler who can usually replace the post.

3) Look for a nice chain
Whitmore, recommends that women hang heirloom rings or charms on a nice chain. According to him, now-a-days, labor-intensive chains are typically made by machines instead of hands. But, with a bit of searching, you can usually find them at estate sales and even flea markets.

Of course, you should always make sure that you sport matching accessories by top-notch labels, such as Gucci and Prada. If you don’t feel like spending thousands of dollars to look like a million bucks, buy from We’re an online-retailer that sells luxury goods such as brand name shoes, designer sunglasses and cheap designer bags all for less than you would pay at a large department store.

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