No matter how much we love Soviet jewelry, we still have to admit that their design is outdated and it is no longer fashionable to wear such jewelry, especially in modern society.
However, it is far from always desirable to get rid of such accessories, because most of them have not only a unique appearance, but also a lot of pleasant memories or emotions that cannot be exchanged for any new jewelry.
The only thing that remains in this case is to find a way in which it would be possible to wear old jewelry in such a way that society perceives them as completely new and even modern jewelry accessories. And fortunately, there is such a way and it is simpler than it might seem at first glance.
How to make others think that your old Soviet jewelry is new and modern?
The first and, unfortunately, not the easiest method is to give them to a jeweler for alteration. A good craftsman, without serious intrusions into the design of the accessory, will be able to breathe a completely new life into even the oldest piece of precious metal with minimal effort.
With the help of a craftsman, old earrings can be turned into a completely new ring or brooch. To do this, just replace the lock of the gold earring with a «rim» of the desired size.
From an earring to a gold ring. An example of alteration of decoration. From an earring to a gold ring. An example of alteration of decoration.
And vice versa, make a good pendant, brooch and even a pendant out of a worn ringlet, for example, with a large stone. This method will be especially useful for those who, for some reason, have lost one of the gold earrings and do not know what to do with the rest.
As an example, converting a gold earring into a ring of the right size.
The cost of such works is not high, and the result allows you to save your favorite jewelry, giving it a new life.
For those who do not want to go to the master, there are easier ways to give jewelry a new look.
We all remember Soviet rings with huge red rubies. The minerals in them are often not precious, so replacing them will not be difficult. It is enough just to purchase an artificial stone of the appropriate size in a different color, for example, by buying blue cubic zirconia and, by unbending the clamps, replace the insert yourself.
How the decoration changes when corundum inserts of different colors are replaced. How the decoration changes when corundum inserts of different colors are replaced.
The cost of a non-precious stone will not exceed 1000 rubles, and in some cases the replacement of the insert can be done independently, using tweezers. The pebbles are freely available, and finding the right one is not difficult. The main thing is to observe the dimensions and proportions.
You can also dream up with options for wearing Soviet products. So, for example, if you have a Soviet pendant for a chain, you can glue a small pin to it and use it as a brooch.
An example of how you can use the old suspension. An example of how you can use the old suspension.
On the contrary, the earring from the set can be worn as a pendant for a gold chain, and the chain itself, if desired, can be used as a multi-layered bracelet.
Beads with pearls can be decorated with modern charms or original pendants.
I am sure that with the right approach, any old jewelry can be turned into a modern accessory. You can set a new style for the rings with the help of a properly selected manicure. You can always make a beautiful pendant on a chain from an old brooch, and gold earrings are perfect for alterations into new rings or pendants. The main thing is not to be afraid to show imagination and always be confident in yourself and your decisions!