Three Must-Have Vintage Necklace Styles

Written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques

If you love vintage jewellery, it’s time to buy some beautiful vintage necklaces to add to your collection. There are many styles of vintage necklaces. Depending on your outfit and the occasion, the right necklace can enhance your overall look and sometimes even steal the show. On your next hunt for vintage and estate jewellery, watch out for the following three must-have vintage necklace styles.

Festoon Style

If you want to make a statement, a festoon-style necklace will do the trick. This impressive necklace style features a wreath of chains adorned with gemstones, diamonds or ornamental drops which hang on a curve. Most festoon-style necklaces are beautiful works of art featuring various shapes, chains, and gemstones. It’s not uncommon to find a vintage festoon-style necklace with stunning diamonds.

Fringe NecklaceFringe Necklace

This vintage necklace style features an ornamental border that dangles or hangs from a necklace. A fringe necklace is also a great way to make a statement, and looks great with formal dresses and eveningwear. Some fringe necklaces are more detailed and impressive than others. It’s possible to find an elegant simple fringe necklace as well as a larger, complicated design.


Perhaps the most popular of pendants, the locket is an ornament that is suspended from a necklace that opens up to reveal a hollow area. Many people add photographs inside. Lockets come in all shapes and sizes and can be worn with nearly any outfit. We love lockets because they are versatile and many come with their own story.

Cynthia Findlay Antiques is located in Toronto, Canada and offers contemporary, vintage and estate jewellery, including a large selection of vintage rings.

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