Flea market gems can seem like a bargain, until a dented bangle or stoneless ring made from mystery metal leaves your skin a faint green color.
Rather than drop another dime on unreliable baubles, look to online accessories boutique Charm & Chain’s proprietor Ali Galgano. The certified gemologist — and champion of adorning glories Fallon, Lizzie Fortunato, and Gemma Redux — has expanded shop to include one-of-a-kind and vintage pieces that can be sorted by style, designer, and price ($45-$3,080).
From the retro funky (Frieda & Nellie’s rhinestone-laced friendship bracelets) to the lavish (Juliana’s intricately arranged multicolor collar from the 1960s, pictured), the collection contains statement jewelry that complements every style and budget.
Brides will dig the 1950s diamante rhinestone designs, and vintage junkies will be drawn to mint-condition wonders like a $75 bracelet crafted from clip-on earrings — with all their emerald-colored jewels still intact.
Available online at charmandchain.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Charm & Chain