While the lucky June-born have the option of three different birthstones, we’re focusing on pearl. (The month’s other birthstones are alexandrite and moonstone.) But these aren’t just any pearls—these are pieces that have stood the test of time and carry stories of other eras through their designs. Below are five outstanding vintage and antique pearl pieces on the market.
Symbolizing love, immortality, and fidelity, ivy leaf was often used in Victorian and Edwardian jewels. Pearls that represent wisdom and protection strengthen the meaning of this Victorian-era bracelet.
It doesn’t get much more romantic than this Victorian keepsake depicting two connected hearts. And as a brooch, this jewel feels even more sentimental worn over the heart.
William Ruser, known as the jeweler to stars during Hollywood’s golden age, handmade this ring with yellow gold wrapping around a freshwater pearl. It’s truly one of a kind.
David Webb isn’t afraid to make a statement—and that’s certainly the case with this 20th-century necklace with oversize gold links and diamond-encircled pearls.
Lang Antiques put it best when describing this turn-of-the-century piece on its website: “Fine wine doesn’t grow on trees—it comes from leafy vines with succulent grapes such as is artfully depicted in this charming grapevine brooch.”
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