Vintage or simply vintage-inspired. Can you tell the difference?

Beautiful brooches!

Cameo crystal brooch
$39 – fantasyjewelrybox.com

Blue jewelry
$25 – amazon.com

1928 jewelry
$18 – 1928.com

Crystal jewelry
bluevelvetvintage.com

I love vintage brooches and I have a large collection – pieces that both my mother and grandmother had saved over the years. In addition to adorning the traditional lapel, I also like to use the brooches in unexpected places – as a scarf clip, on a handbag, and even just above the knee of a short skirt!

You may not have inherited you’re a relative’s jewelry box, but you can still get the same vintage look. Above are a few brooches that I adore – some are vintage and some are not…

Can you tell the difference?

Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said What?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game!Success Won’t Wait! and The Best Christmas Ever! 

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