Op-shoppers and fans of vintage are eternal optimists.
We trawl through Vinnies and tinny, dusty shops crammed with old, pretty things, hoping to find something special. There’s a balance you have to try and strike too. It’s nostalgia versus quality, either a little scuffed around the edges, or “worn in” as they say, but also charming and character-filled.
However when it comes to jewellery – that’s when things start to look a bit dated, or rusty, or both.