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Vintage Jewellery: My Favourite Thrifted Finds

February 26, 2021

Contributed by: Augustine Pilon (@lamyrtille), Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert

Jewelry has always been part of my style, since I was a child. When I was younger, I loved to borrow my mother’s rings and necklaces. Over the years, nothing has changed, except that now I can buy my own accessories. If you love vintage jewelry, you will surely find something you like in thrift stores. Every time I set foot at my local Salvation Army Thrift Store, I immediately run to the jewelry department to see what’s there. Over the years, I have managed to create a beautiful collection that I will keep with me for a very long time!

Augustine Vintage Jewellery 1

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This is a “candy pink” theme! Large round 80s style earrings, a pearl necklace, a headband and a pink t-shirt. As you may have guessed, all the accessories were found at my Thrift Store!

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I rarely wear this watch, but it has a very special place in my heart. It reminds me of the watch my great-grandmother used to wear, which I was particularly fond of. It is flexible, its pearls are delicate and move between the two windows, and it is even reversible! On one side, you can read the time and on the other side, there is a charming illustration of a starry sky.

Augustine Vintage Jewellery 2
Augustine Vintage Jewellery 3

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Golden jewelry is my favorite. I find that they go well with my skin tone and add a retro feel to my style. This chunky gold chain with its pearl medallion is simply gorgeous. I wear it either as a necklace or as a belt. I love to play with codes and give many purposes to my favorite objects. The large twisted gold hoops were also found at The Salvation Army Thrift Store and have been a part of my favorite jewelry for many years. They are not too heavy and add a chic touch to any outfit!

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Here is a close-up picture of the twisted hoops. Aren’t they beautiful? In the photo below, they are other retro earrings also found at the thrift store. No need to buy new when you can find such beautiful jewelry! I love to give a second life to pretty objects.

Augustine Vintage Jewellery 4
Augustine Vintage Jewellery 5

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Finally, I went all in for the last pictures and show you all the rings I found at The Salvation Army. As you can see, there’s something for everyone! I am personally a fan of rings with colored stones and original designs.

Happy thrifting ! 😊