Vintage Jewelry Intensifies Oscar Night Glamour
We cannot get enough of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's biggest night! The dreamy dazzle of the designer gowns and the over-the-top amazing jewelry is our favorite part of the Oscars (oh, and don’t forget the speeches). For decades, celebrities have chosen to accessorize with stunning jewelry on Oscar night. Today, the tradition often gracefully nods to the past with exceptional antique jewelry that stands leagues above 21st Century modern pieces, in both innate beauty and rarity.
Loretta Young, Norma Shearer, Vivien LeighWe adore the lavish vintage Bulgari bib necklace that Keira Knightly wore to the 2009 Oscars. The Art Deco zipper necklace that Margo Robbie donned for the Oscars in 2015 took 12 years to make, and was commissioned by the Duchess of Windsor. The necklace is fully functional, and when zipped up can be worn as a bracelet. At the 2009 Academy Awards, Taraji P. Henson wore an amazing 19th century diamond flower necklace by Fred Leighton. And, in 2000, Hilary Swank stunned with a $250,000 necklace that was originally crafted for one of Queen Victoria’s daughters in 1890 (and converts into a tiara!). Antique jewels are popular on the red carpet because they are one-of-a-kind. When you wear vintage jewelry, it is utterly impossible for anyone to emulate your look. We cannot wait to see which memorable vintage glam pieces will dazzle us from the red carpet this year!! Each unique piece of antique jewelry in the stunning heirloom collection at Isadoras holds a history that deepens the character and adds a sense of mystery. Visit our store in Pike Place Market, or browse online to see all of the exquisite Oscar-worthy antique pieces you will find only at Isadoras.