Behind The Inspiration: Vintage Charms Collection | Fall 2021
Heritage is a person’s unique, inherited sense of family identity: the values, traditions, culture, and artifacts handed down over time. Our Vintage Charms Collection celebrates the deep meaning behind pieces passed down through generations. Heirlooms are to be treasured and worn, not left in drawers and forgotten. We’ve crafted this collection—inspired by antique keepsake pieces— to be worn as a part of your everyday wardrobe treasured for its beauty and meaning.
The Vintage Charms Collection draws inspiration from the romantic jewelry of the Victorian Era. Beginning and ending with the reign of Queen Victoria in the United Kingdom from 1837-1901, the Victorian Era was known for its opulence and grandeur. Queen Victoria was a trendsetter as a young monarch and basked in the opportunity to set her style apart. Sounds familiar, look at you, trendsetter!
The Victorian era saw the birth of the rebus charm. The rebus charm is a puzzle that uses words, pictures, and shapes in combination to reveal deep personal meaning. We have designed our Vintage Charms to reflect the playful nature of the rebus and infuse a timeless style that makes for the perfect family heirloom.
We see the rising popularity of motif jewelry during the fashionable Victorian era, such as hearts, crosses, flowers, and fruit, which bear significant meaning to the wearer. Queen Victoria wanted the jewelry she wore to have meaning as well as style. In a time when more was said with less, a lady could rely on her jewelry to do the talking. The language of flowers became a popular way of communicating different sentiments, and some of these traditions are still used today. Kate Middleton used the language of flowers to convey a special meaning to Prince Phillip during their wedding. She carried Lilly of the valley flowers to represent a return of happiness. Nature is often incorporated into antique jewelry and helps ground the wearer with meaning and comfort.
Our Vintage Charms Collection boasts bangles to represent meaning within your family. These classic pieces can be worn for yourself or gifted to those that mean the most as a reminder of how much they mean to you.