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Vintage Brooches for your Wedding

With every new year, comes a wave of brides-to-be, and since we love celebrating every occasion, we want to make sure you're the best dressed at every milestone along the way to your big day.  The jewels will become the souvenirs that you remember for a lifetime.

From your engagement party, to your bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, the big day and your honeymoon count on us to have your jewelry needs covered every step along the way. With all eyes on you during this exciting time, keep this jewelry checklist handy so you don't miss a beat! 

Wedding jewelry checklist for every bride-to-be! Ideas for what to wear to the engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, big day and honeymoon.

We've no doubt these pieces will be in your collection for decades to come and that you'll continue to fall in love with them over and over again. Email us at styling@sweetandspark.com for any help getting ready for your big day and for help finding the perfect personalized gifts for all of the special women in your life. And don't forget, we offer free shipping & returns over $75 so that you can find the perfect spark for every occasion.

Vintage Bauble Earrings- pastel colors!

The round, vintage bauble earring is our favorite shape for this time of year because it easily pairs back to pretty much any texture or silhouette you're wearing on top, even those hard to style turtlenecks. And believe it or not, this style of earring works on any face shape. Yes, even on round faces, like Jillian's, our head stylist, as pictured below.

Vintage Pearl Bauble Cluster Earrings

outfit details: denim jacket/ pearl earrings/ turtleneck

If you are new to this shape, we always recommend starting with a pearl bauble because they are the most classic and timeless. These ones have a clean design that are sure to work with even the busiest of prints. For a daintier, not so statement style, try these ones

Floral Bauble Statement Earrings

outfit details: polka dot jumper sold out/ jacket sold out/ earrings

Pairing neutral colored baubles with classic prints like polka dots or stripes feels most elevated and modern. We like to save our colored bauble earrings as the unexpected pop to a neutral outfit. 

Vintage Bauble Statement Earrings

shop: shoes, earrings

We sometimes find ourselves referring to these baubles as candies because of the gorgeous color assortment we find them in. Our collection features the round, bauble style ranging from the 1950s to the 90s because it's forever been a feminine jewelry box staple.

You'll notice that earlier styles from the 50's are more intricate in design, featuring rhinestones, crystals, color and smaller round pieces to make up the whole. Styles from the 1960s were, well just amplified in size. The staple design from this decade was the burst style, identified as an overstated, symmetrical floral design.

What gets amplified can only last so long so, styles from the 1970s were more simple and smaller in design, featuring mostly silver and gold finishes only. They can be identified as more button like in design. The 1980s and 90s bauble styles are the most bold and statement in size, you'll know one when you see one! 

Vintage Navy Blue Bauble Round Earrings

 outfit details: stripe top/ necklace sold out/ earrings/ sunglasses

Think of bauble earrings as the icing on top. Even those hard to style feminine dresses, full of lace and embellishment, will welcome a bauble earring as the perfect outfit completer. 


Get inspired with us on instagram or pinterest. And don't forget that we're always here to help. Shoot us an email at styling@sweetandspark.com to chat all things vintage jewelry, or get personalized recommendations. Shop our full new arrivals collection and make sure you're on our email list to hear about weekly new arrivals first!

The easiest way to update your wardrobe during this transitional period between winter and spring is with a statement piece of jewelry. We love pairing jewelry in spring forward colors and designs with essential winter clothing like sweaters, turtlenecks and cold weather outerwear.  Whether you're a necklace, brooch, earring or bracelet gal, we've got fresh spark for you! Check out the four statements we're making to channel our inner feminism.

1. THE STATEMENT NECKLACE 

Range and assortment of vintage statement necklaces

Filled with punchy colors and floral designs, our statement necklace collection has never looked so perky. While neutral colored jewelry is easiest to style, the light blues and pinks in this collection look great paired with bold colors of the same tone.

Statement floral vintage necklace

shop: necklace/ denim jacket/ pink corduroys/ turtleneck  

Turtleneck and statement necklace outfit

shop: necklace/ turtleneck/ shoes sold out

Cream sweater and statement necklace

shop: necklace/ sweater sold out

2. THE STATEMENT BROOCH 

Statement Rhinestone Brooch

Winter is our favorite season to #broochit because it's a little luxury that truly brightens gloomy days. The easiest way to wear a statement brooch is on the the lapel of your favorite cold weather outerwear. If you're already a #broochit pro, try a colorful piece on a thicker top/sweater or on a chunky scarf.

Vintage Statement Floral Rhinestone Brooch by designer Weiss

shop: brooch sold out/ polka dot jumper sold out / pearl necklaces 

Statement Turquoise Brooch on a grey scarf  shop: brooch sold out/ turtleneckscarf

How to wear Stripes and a Rhinestone Brooch

shop: brooch & earrings sold out/ stripe topwhite denim/ sunglasses

3. THE STATEMENT EARRINGS

Statement Pearl Bauble Vintage Earrings

Statement earrings were the top jewelry trend of 2016, and so far of 2017 too, and we're currently loving the classic, round bauble shape as they're easy to pop on with pretty much any outfit. Make sure you're signed up for our email list to learn more about the history and shop new arrivals of this shape later in the season. 

4. THE STATEMENT BRACELET

Statement Vintage Bracelets

Here is a little sneak peek of our bracelet collection that will be available to shop in a few weeks! The statement bracelet trend won't roll around until temps increase and our sleeves start to roll up. 


Get inspired with us on instagram or pinterest. And don't forget that we're always here to help. Shoot us an email at styling@sweetandspark.com to chat all things vintage jewelry, or get personalized recommendations. Shop our full new arrivals collection and make sure you're on our email list to hear about weekly new arrivals first!

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