The 6 Best Places to Buy Vintage Jewelry Online

Nathalie Salmon

Nothing adds a certain “patina” to an outfit like a great set of vintage balls, if you’ll pardon the pun. Like buying a vintage tweed skirt from Chanel or a Dior Bar jacket, when you buy vintage jewelry, you not only care about your wardrobe’s eco-credentials by investing in circular fashion, but you’re making the smart decision to buy something timeless.

When it comes to vintage jewelry, you probably thought it was only available at auction houses or at vintage fairs. But that’s where you’re wrong. Many online shops now cater to our deepest vintage desires. Here are some of the most escape-worthy places to buy your vintage jewelry:

Vintage jewelry instantly adds character to an outfit

john lewis

Surprisingly, John Lewis is a treasure trove for all things vintage. The iconic British department store offers a range of vintage jewellery, both in-store and online with an incredible variety of brooches and costume jewellery. They also have a range of high end designer jewelry as well as affordable costume jewelry.

Dangling clip earrings, dated circa 1980s, £55.00, John Lewis


Susan Caplan

Susan Caplan has become synonymous with vintage jewelry. Herr collections have been seen in the finest stores around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art Shop in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum Shop. With 40 years of experience in the vintage jewelry business, he has become the world’s leading curator. Luckily for us, she has an online website that offers a range of gemstones and vintage jewelry in all price ranges.

Vintage Big Bow Brooch 1965£325.00, Susan Caplan


Mappin & Webb

With over 240 years of tradition and historical significance in the world of silver and fine jewellery, Mappin & Webb is a true British treasure. Renowned for combining timeless craftsmanship with superior quality and contemporary design, they offer a proud assortment of vintage designer jewelry on their site which was curated by the aforementioned Susan Caplan.

Givenchy vintage gold-plated necklace with logo, £950, Mappin & Webb


1st Dibs

1st Dibs is a one-of-a-kind online marketplace that connects vintage jewelry lovers to an extraordinary range of vintage pieces. They feature listings from a global network of trusted sellers, each of which has been thoroughly vetted by their in-house experts. Their platform allows buyers to buy directly, negotiate a price or bid on auction items and allows them to interact with sellers at all stages of the transaction.

Chanel multicolored resin cuff bracelet, £684.19, 1st Dibs



Etsy is a global online marketplace where people come together to make, sell, buy, and collect unique items. We’re also a community that drives positive change for small businesses, people, and the planet. Here are some of the ways we are having a positive impact, together.

Faux pearl cluster earrings, £6.00, Etsy


Communal changing room

Vestiaire Collective is the leading online marketplace for buying and selling authenticated second-hand luxury clothing, but did you know that they also offer jewelry on the site? Check out their selection of luxury and high-end items at up to 70% off the retail price. Thousands of carefully selected products are added daily by their styling team and their team of in-house experts are dedicated to vetting and authenticating all items once sold.

Christian Dior Vintage 1980s Oval White, €289.00, Vestiaire Collective


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