Vintage Jewelry: Hard to Leave Behind

It’s no secret that I love vintage jewelry! A huge source of my inspiration comes from all things Vintage. About 10 years ago, I started collecting jewelry from my travels and other really special things from back in the day. I even traded in my engagement ring (after I was divorced of course), for a beautiful pair of art deco earrings.

One of the wonderful things about summer in NYC is getting out of the city on the weekends. This weekend, I was invited by my friends Katrine and Roald to visit their vacation rental in a small town just outside of Hudson, NY called Livingston.

We spent the weekend dodging the rain, eating gorgeous, organic European-Style meals, observing some interesting modern art and perusing the vintage and antique shops around town.

Although I wasn’t expecting to be shopping this weekend, I came home with some incredible finds (and a few that I had to leave behind for a rainy day).

This stunning piece was purchased at Hudson vintage. It dates circa the 1960’s. I have worn it both days that I have owned it.

I adore long necklaces and I picked up this cool, scrolly jade piece from a street vendor. I wore it today. Love!

I had to stop somewhere…however I am still thinking about this piece. I snapped a pic of this amazing Native American Zulu stunner just so I can visualize owning it.

Do you love vintage jewelry as much as I do? Tell me about your favorite piece in the comments below. Or just tell me which piece you like the best from above.


Vintage Jewelry: Hard to Leave Behind via @tracymatthewsny

Check these 3 gorgeous pieces of vintage jewelry via @tracymatthewsny


  1. Nicole Foos on August 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Hi Tracy! I am a HUGE vintage jewelry fan and collector – I guess I would say my favorite pieces are sterling watch fobs, Mexican silver. And I LOVE Hudson vintage shopping! So sad in fact because I went there a bunch of times while my daughter was studying at Bard but now that she has graduated I don’t see getting there much from LA. Really enjoyed this piece – and your gorgeous necklace!

    • Tracy Matthews on August 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      Nicole, Thanks so much for the comment. Hudson Vintage is such an amazing store. she needs a website. I would love to see your collection!

      xo, Tracy

  2. Christine on August 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Yes! I am just trying to get organized with all my vintage bits. The pieces you found are stunning!


  3. Joanna Robinson on May 9, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Hey, great Post……

    I completely agree that the vintage jewelry is definitely something that is difficult to leave behind. These days you can see lots of Hollywood’s A-listers on the red carpet wearing the most dazzling and unique vintage jewelry paired with couture gowns.

    Your scrolly jade piece looks amazing. Even I want to get something like this.

    Thanks for sharing this post. Keep sharing more…

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