While many fashion styles come and go, jewellery has a way of transcending trends. Of course, depending on the season, we tend to lean a little more toward certain looks (more on that later!), but at its heart jewellery is a timeless accessory that supports your personal self-expression. So where should you turn if you want to invest in a little sparkle and shine to reinvigorate yourself and your collection today? Follow this guide for a glimpse into some of the most beautiful necklaces, rings, bracelets and more for this season, the next and many many more to come!
Dior is one of the leading names in fashion, so it’s hardly surprising that it is one of the top jewellery brands as well. Christian Dior believed that jewellery was an integral part of an outfit and established costume jewellery as an everyday option for any woman. Dior has offered jewellery lines since the ‘40s so there’s a great possibility to score vintage Dior on Vestiaire Collective.
Today, the creative director of Dior Fine Jewellery, Victoire de Castellane, has continued the lineage of Christian Dior by offering refined yet bold pieces. She shook up the house when she arrived in the late ‘90s with her blend of fantasy and surrealism. Nowadays, her work aligns with the logomania success in the larger fashion world by offering monogrammed jewellery with ‘90s inspired “J’adior” or “Christian Dior” proudly displayed. One distinctive style is the “J’adior” choker which blends two looks that are very popular right now: chokers and logomania. But there are also more subtle options that made their debuts in the Pre-Fall 2021 collection for those who want to dip their toes into logomania. Charm necklaces are perfect for the Dior lover who has a more minimalist personal style.
Time has proven that there will always be fans of logomania, which makes the style not a trend but rather a fashion choice. So if you adore Dior, instead of buying new, log in to the Vestiaire Collective app to snag a monogrammed piece of pre-loved jewellery to display your love of all things Dior.
There are a few pieces in luxury fashion that can be considered truly iconic. Think the Birkin bag and Christian Louboutin’s red-soled high heels. But there is another Hermès creation that has reached cult status: the Clic H bracelet. It is one of the most recognisable and coveted jewellery designs of all time, adored by celebs like Victoria Beckham and Blake Lively.
Coming in different wrist size options, hardware, and a wide range of colours, this bracelet is the perfect understated luxury item to add to your collection. The only problem is, with all the different options, you might end up wanting more than one! You might be wondering about the difference between the Clic H and the Clic-Clac H models. It simply comes down to size; the Clic-Clac H is wider and the Clic H is narrower.
The Clic H therefore leaves a slightly more delicate impression while the Clic-Clac H makes a bolder statement. Both styles feature similar sturdy hardware and a clasp closure with that lust-worthy H on it. Hermès bracelets are great for layering with other bracelets, making it a really versatile piece. This bracelet has a way of complementing any others that it’s stacked with.
If you’ve been dreaming about Hermès but haven’t committed yet, these bracelets are ideal for first-time buyers. As perennial favourites, they are real investment pieces, especially if you purchase it second-hand on Vestiaire Collective because pre-loved means you’ll get a deal that is good for your wallet and the planet, not to mention a gorgeous piece that will never go out of style.
For many, Tiffany & Co is one of the world’s most recognisable jewellery brands. Ever since it was founded in 1837, Tiffany has been a leading purveyor of diamonds, transforming the entire industry with its high standards. Even 200 years later, the little blue box of this company retains its allure. The brand has pioneered many innovations in craftsmanship and quality during its history but it isn’t stopping yet. Now a part of LVMH, it continues to attract such high-profile ambassadors like Beyonce and Jay-Z, ushering in a new era of luxury. What’s more, in autumn 2020, Tiffany & Co launched their Sustainability Goals in line with the United Nations Global Goals to end poverty and protect the planet.
The Return to Tiffany collection has been an enduring part of the company since 1966. Fresh off the success of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, they introduced a key tag with a unique registration number that would ensure the reunification of owner and key if it was ever lost. Since then, there have been various re-releases of this charming piece. Today the collection has expanded to include pendants, cuffs, rings and earrings, all with the famous inscription.
After so many decades of updates, this simple and versatile piece has become a beloved classic and a great option for buying pre-loved. We love to shop for vintage jewellery because every piece that is passed onto a new owner means the earth’s precious natural resources have been preserved. As more and more Fashion Activists join the movement and shop sustainably on Vestiaire, we are saving the planet from further harm.
Check out our huge collection of pre-loved and vintage pieces from Return to Tiffany and many more using Vestiaire Collective’s jewellery filter on the app.
Padlocks have always been a feature in jewellery collections, often on a chunky chain. Perhaps it’s our subconscious desire for security and stability that is leading us to crave this powerful symbol. Givenchy and Schiaparelli are two brands that incorporated the padlock into this year’s collections. But to get the OG lock, Louis Vuitton holds the key.
The padlock is one of the oldest symbols of the house, even older than the iconic monogram. It is a nostalgic piece steeped in history so it’s a must-have for LV lovers. Created in 1886 and touted as an unpickable lock, the LV padlock was originally used on trunks and luggage. As such, the locks weren’t sold individually, making them perfect for the modern-day vintage treasure hunter. Today’s updated Louis Vuitton Cadenas honors the house’s heritage and holds a special place as one of the top necklaces to buy.
With the move towards upcycling and repurposing vintage items, the LV padlock is now a very sought-after status symbol...for those who can find one, that is. Since these locks are not sold separately, e-boys and e-girls rely on the second-hand market to find these gems. Each little lock has its own unique number which ensures authenticity, and makes this a one-of-a-kind talisman from simpler days. You can always count on the authenticity of your purchase from Vestiaire because we offer an expert authentication service so go ahead and unlock a great deal on an accessory you’ll cherish for years to come.
Icon by Gucci is one of the most recognisable jewellery collections today and a surefire way to stand out. With bold hardware in a variety of golds and silvers, this is an evergreen favourite that goes with virtually every outfit. Whether you choose the 18k gold, or the black metal? band option, it’s a great unisex piece. The Icon collection is nickel-free and made with hypoallergenic materials so you don’t have to worry if you have sensitive skin.
The Icon ring with gemstones is a natural piece to share on your Instagram feed. It’s easy to identify and shows a bit of your personality. With its whimsical and very Gucci motif of bees, planets and stars, the Icon with gemstones really makes a statement. The interlocking G symbol is a great option for logomania lovers and, combined with today’s hype for jewels, there is a huge demand for this distinctive collection. Speaking of jewels, these pieces feature topaz in multiple colours to brighten your mood.
Gucci has been committed to improving its sustainability practices since 2015 when it pledged to halve their emissions within ten years. There is also a big push to make the company more ethical as a whole— from its environmental footprint to its social contributions. We can also do our part as Fashion Activists in making the planet a better place by shopping for our favourite luxury brands second-hand on Vestiaire Collective. Besides being a super move for the good of the planet, you have a chance to score some really amazing deals on vintage Icon jewellery from Gucci.
You might have noticed that our picks for the best jewellery of today are brands with a long history in the business. And that’s not a coincidence. Brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co became the legends they are today thanks to their quality and craftsmanship, which is key to sustainable fashion because they are made to last and can be resold. With these brands you are purchasing more than just the famous name and stunning style, however. Thanks to the impeccable design and high level of expertise, you can depend on these pieces to outlast trends, giving you years of enjoyment.
Choosing jewellery that has a timeless appeal is good for more than just our bank accounts. The well-being of the planet depends on smart consumer decisions and that includes jewellery. The elements and gemstones in our beloved pieces of jewellery are finite resources so it’s important that we choose our pieces carefully and buy them in an environmentally responsible way. Vestiaire Collective offers thousands of pre-loved unique and brand-name pieces so you can feel good about the way you buy jewellery without sacrificing any of the joy of a new piece. By shopping on Vestiaire, you can close the loop on the damaging practices of mining by choosing pieces that already exist. Together, we can stop the demand for new jewels that causes harm to both the earth and labourers.
The more people who choose to change their shopping habits to create a more ethical future, the faster we’ll be able to change the fashion industry into a more sustainable one. So next time your friends want to go shop for something shiny, why not encourage them to download the Vestiaire app and shop more sustainably?