Not only is preloved jewellery a more sustainable option but there’s an eloquent sense of history with a vintage piece which speaks of timeless romance and endurance. Due to the fact that all pieces shown here are one-offs, when they’re gone, they’re gone. Rest assured, though, the choice available at each store pretty much guarantees you’ll find something else to fall in love with.
If the love in the air and a proposal is on the cards, pay a visit to thevintageringco.com to feast your eyes of their unique selection of rings. The pretty Eve ring dates back to the Edwardian era and together the diamonds weigh up to around 1.1 carats. £990
We have fallen hard for this fabulous froggy brooch from Lovely’s Vintage Emporium. In addition to unique jewellery, they also have an impressive range of designer fashion and bags. Go search them up and thank us later. £15
The Marketplace on Asos is the place to find fashion-forward vintage accessories. Seller PreLoved Paradise specialises in 80s and 90s styles reworked for the 2020s, like this iconic Chanel necklace. £280
If you prefer to browse in person, Reginald Davis on the High Street in Oxford is an absolute treasure trove. Offering new pieces, retro gems and antique finds with the benefit of expert advice (and heaps of charm). This solid 18K gold bracelet with carved cameos from a variety of stones including mother of pearl and coral, is just one example of the delights on offer. Price on request. 34 High Street, Oxford
These oversized turquoise earrings, set in 9k gold, look as fresh and eye-catching today as they did in the 1940s when they were made. £340