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Vintage Palava - Our New Jewellery Collection

Exciting news from Palava HQ! Today marks the launch of our first jewellery collection. We've been thinking of introducing jewellery for some time - it wasn't until recently when Bryony stumbled across an adorable collection of unworn vintage brooches, necklaces and earrings that we have taken the leap! We chose items that we thought quirky, fun or classic - all go well with our dresses and cardigans. 

The story behind the jewellery is as exciting as the designs themselves. Rescued from a disused department store in Johannesburg, South Africa - which has been untouched since the 1960s, a selection of the stock now resides in an Alladin's cave of vintage treasures in London. We were lucky enough to get access to a recent shipment this deadstock vintage jewellery, which has been unworn since it was first made in the 1960s! 

Even though unworn, some of the jewellery has minor imperfections - it’s all part of the vintage charm! I especially love the vibrant colours and fun materials used in their making.

Among the items are Scottie dogs, tropical islands, classic bows, English summer flowers, fruit and elephants! It's an eclectic mix of novelty and classic items that we think many of you will enjoy. Anyone for a strawberry pin with their lobster print?

My top 5 picks and how to wear them!
Here are my style suggestions for my favourite five items of jewellery and how to match them with Palava. Remember, many of these items are one-offs (all are vintage but we were lucky enough to get duplicates of some of the brooches). So if you really like them, be sure to snap them up!
1. Rita Synchronised Swimmers and our Vintage For Palava - Red Floral Necklace
Rita is my favourite new dress style - so I had to include it in this selection! The red floral necklace matches the deep orange of the diver's swimming costumes. It's a match made in heaven!

2. Beatrice Navy Lido and our Vintage for Palava - Charm Bracelet

Looking for the perfect colourful accompaniment to our Navy Lido dress? This charm bracelet includes elephants, camels and a cheerful giraffe! Perfect for animal lovers. Match with our Lido dress for a perfectly colour-popping look!

3. Mabel Flowerpots with Vintage for Palava - Cream Rose Earrings

Another of my all-time favourite Palava dresses, our linen Mabel Flowerpots is reminiscent of a perfect summer's day in an English garden! Match with these delightful screw-back vintage earrings for a classic, elegant summer's look. 

4. Rita Blue Umbrellas with Vintage for Palava - Cherry Hair Pins

The soft sky blue of our Umbrellas print contrasts nicely with the bright red cherries! Complete the look with a slick of red lipstick!

5. Beatrice Chelsea Flower Show and Vintage for Palava - Green Hydrangea Earrings

Evoking the delightful Englishness of the Chelsea Flower Show, our special border print includes a special topiary display! Match with our vintage hydrangea earrings for the ultimate floral style. 

Enjoy having a look through the entire collection here. We'll have more pieces coming in soon - so keep your eyes peeled! And if you want to be the first to find out when the next batch of vintage jewels arrive, be sure to sign up to our revamped Palava newsletters!

20th May 2018

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