Vintage 90s Jewellery

Vintage 90s Jewellery

Anyone keeping up with fashion trends today knows that the current trends have almost all been seen before. That is to say, vintage is very much in, and all the hottest trends from the 1990s and early 2000s are making a serious comeback on the runways of the world today. With that in mind, it’s time to check out some of our favourite pieces of vintage 90s jewellery in the AC Silver vaults.

Popular Vintage 90s Jewellery Styles

One of the most prominent trends at the minute that finds its roots in ‘90s styles is a sense of playfulness. Popular gemstone cuts include heart cut stones and unique shapes like kite shaped stones. These cuts have been used in tandem with contrasting shapes as well as standalone feature stones in a range of jewellery types.

Vintage 90s Jewellery
Vintage 90s diamond heart ring

These stunning vintage 90s jewellery pieces perfectly demonstrate the fun in heart cut stones. If you’re willing to branch out a little with your stone cut choice, you’ll find that more obscure gemstone cuts like these can be fabulously stylish as well as appealing to your inner child.

Another popular style that originated in the 90s that’s just as popular today is the mixing of metals in any given jewellery piece. Utilising white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold together in jewellery creates a depth and level of detail to the item that’s hard to miss. This is quite a romantic jewellery trend, perfect for gifts for special occasions.

multi gold diamond ring
gold 90s pendant

The subtle touches of different metals used in these jewellery items is the perfect touch needed to elevate each item to a new level of beauty and sophistication. In addition to this, using unique shapes in the jewellery pieces like the marquise cut stones, layered tri-colour ring, or teardrop shaped pendant adds to the style of each unique piece.

Vintage 90s Diamond Bracelets

While diamond tennis bracelets first found popularity in the 1970s, they were a staple piece of 90s jewellery fashion. Diamond bracelets in a range of shapes and sizes were exceedingly popular fashion elements in the 1990s, and we have a few of our own here to show off some of that diversity. Yellow gold was very popular in the 1990s, with a swathe of silver jewellery rising to prominence in the late 00s and early 2010s. Once again, however, yellow gold is at the forefront of fashion, with elements of silver and white gold just about creeping back into vogue.

vintage diamond gold bracelet
90s vintage diamond bracelet

The tennis bracelet style evolved into new variations through the 90s, with multi-stranded examples and wider bracelets becoming more common as alternatives to the basic single strand of diamonds.

Colourful 90s Jewellery

The last 90s jewellery trend we’ll cover today is the use of colour. Colourful jewellery items became more popular towards the end of the decade, with the 00s taking the trend and running with it. Bright colours used in combination with typical motifs like flowers, rainbows, and other nature-inspired elements create stunning pieces of jewellery from the era that are perfect for wearing today.

vintage gemstone bracelet
vintage 190s ruby sapphire earrings

Each of these beautiful vintage 1990s jewellery pieces would be perfect paired with a swathe of modern outfits and styles. The use of pink gemstones in particular was popular in the 1990s. Stones like pink tourmaline, rubies with pink hues, and pink topaz were used to great effect to create exceedingly feminine pieces of jewellery.

Today, those same styles and stones are used to bring subtle femininity and playfulness to cutting edge style choices. Yellow gold and colourful gemstones are wonderfully warm together, creating a contrast that’s still appealing today close to 30 years later. Other colourful gemstones like opals, peridots, and aquamarines were also very popular choices in the 90s for bright and bold jewellery items.

vintage opal and diamond ring
peridot dress ring vintage

Opals are enduringly popular gemstones for how unique each stone ends up looking thanks to their individual ‘fire’ – the play of colours that catch the light within the stone. Using vintage 90s opal jewellery in fashion today brings the popular neon trend of the moment full circle through perfecting vintage touches.

Jewellery from the 1990s had its own unique touches as well as being informed by the styles which had come before the decade. Today, we look back at this time with a special sense of nostalgia as the ‘before’ world when social media didn’t dominate so much of our everyday lives. The next time you want to bring some nostalgic beauty from a different time to your outfit, consider the stunning array you can find in vintage 90s jewellery.

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The author’s views are entirely their own and may not always reflect the views of AC Silver.

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