Vintage Jewelry = Eco-Friendly + Fashion-Forward

Are you thinking about Valentine’s Day gifts? Or, about sparkling up your own winter wardrobe?

If so, please stop by our shop, Wilderside Jewelry, on Etsy.

Why did The Wilders open a vintage jewelry shop? We love the environment. And, choosing vintage or antique jewelry to wear and/or gift, is a way to be gentle on the planet. Remembering the Waste Hierarchy Triangle, folks who love the planet should always try to… ”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Making sure to share or donate your own jewelry, and trying to buy vintage rather than new, is a way to help the environment.

We are excited to share some pretty brooches, necklaces, earrings, and other goodies at our new Etsy Shop. All of our items are previously worn. So, purchasing them supports the “reuse” principle. And, since they did not come from the local department store, many of them will be unique or one-of-a-kind when worn among your circle of friends! A great way to make a fashion statement.

We have a wide variety of items, dating from Victorian, through mid-century and Bakelite, to more modern, Estate Jewelry. We like sharing things that sparkle. And, there are also some very pretty tributes to nature, such as the swan pin above, and a few Art Nouveau style, Femme Fleur, pretty lady pins.

Femme Fleur Brooch, available at Wilderside Jewelry on Etsy

Vintage jewelry is a wonderful gift for Valentine’s Day. Giving an item from the past is a chance to add romance and mystery to your gift.

We would be very pleased if you would shop with us. Though, it would also be appreciated if you could “follow” our shop, “favorite” some items, tell a friend, or simply give us information or feedback on the items we have posted.

If you want to think more about how wearing vintage fashion could help the world, and ease minds in a bad economy, please see Kimberly’s Georgiana Circle post “Curtain Club” from 2009. It is at the link, and excerpted below.

Hope to see you over at Wilderside Jewelry on Etsy!

Kimberly and Ian Wilder
Wilderside, Ltd.


Georgiana Circle Post from 2009 (still applies today)
Curtain Club and vintage jewelry as a fashion response to war and a bad economy…

…My vision for the Curtain Club includes: Voluntary Simplicity, Shabby Chic, World War ll Utility Fashion, Do-It-Yourself, Historical Costume Drama, and a little bit of bling from the bottom of the jewelry box. I think that it is possible to dress like a Princess or a Duchess for less. And, that by wearing beautiful things, it will bring some brightness into the dreary days our country may face with the current economic crisis… -Kimberly Wilder, Georgiana Circle: Women Healing History


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