How many times have you wanted something and just couldn’t have it? If you are anything like me it has happened only about a million times. And when you realize that you are one of those individuals that can trace some ancestry to a raccoon (as I too love shiny, sparkly things), than you may have to embrace a strategy I like to call “finding an alternative.” If I can’t find it, I will try to make it. If I can’t afford it, I will try to find a really good look alike. And if I can’t have anything but the original, than I will save and wait patiently until I can. The last option doesn’t happen all that often.
So when it comes to trying to find reproduction pieces, it can be rather tricky to locate an affordable and suitable option. But with a little bit of time and energy, you too can make all your sparkly dreams come true.
So with that in mind, I decided I wanted to write a post on late Edwardian jewelry and some modern alternatives. Edwardian fashion is such a wonderful dichotomy of simplicity with traces of its Victorian heritage, but not quite the art deco that will replace it. So, I have found three of my most favorite examples of this simplistic style with some lovely adaptations that all seem to hover around the $35 mark. So, if you love all things Downtown Abbey but can’t afford the real deal….than this post is for you!
To start with is a lovely young lady wearing a modesty brooch. I found a stunning example through Overstock.
Silver Brooch from Overstock – $34
This stunning necklace features a large medallion on a long black cord. While difficult to find an exact replica, I believe I found one that is the essence of the style.
Long Cord Necklace with Medallion from MarKi Jewelry – $34
I adore this necklace and love the dress that goes with it. Sigh….. The necklace I found features more beads than the original but I feel would be a perfect piece to wear with this dress.
Three Strand Hampton Necklace from Shoptiques – $38
So whether you are looking to accessorize a 1910’s outfit, or simply to bring a little nostalgia into your modern life, these pieces would fit like a glove!