Jewelry can take any outfit from drab to fab, especially if you are wearing a one of a kind piece. Eric Levine, owner of the online shop Affordable Vintage Jewelry NYC, scours estate sales, antique markets and auctions to locate exceptional vintage necklaces and bracelets.
“I love historical pieces,” says Levine. “Vintage has character that modern jewelry lacks. Too often modern jewelry is just a reproduction of old jewelry.” On his website you can find both costume and fine jewelry. His pieces represent a variety of styles and eras sourcing from Victorian, Art Deco or Bakelite pieces from the 1920s. Although his pieces are unique, he does not create jewelry that can only be worn for special occasions. “I want my jewelry to be very wearable and tasteful but never too ostentatious. I want women to be able to wear it on an every day basis.”
When he can’t find certain pieces, Levine also creates reproductions of designs from Etruscan, Georgian or Edwardian styles which you normally can’t find in stores. Prices range from $75 to $200. In New York City, Levine sells his pieces at Item, Eye Candy, Gallery Vercom and Albertine.
Visit his Affordable Vintage Jewelry Site www.affordablevintagejewelrynyc.com.