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Deadstock Vintage: Collection II

Updated: Mar 17

What is Deadstock Vintage, you may ask? The name is as simple as these wearable styles. This collection combines a selection of vintage c.1965-1985 sterling silver charms, with 18k gold plated jewellery made in the 90s. Sourced from UK jewellery suppliers, I have created a small first drop which mixes these two metals, creating easy to wear styles, available on Maverick Musing's shop and on IG @maverickmusing.

The Deadstock Vintage Collection

Sterling Vintage Charms

Many of the charms, were made between 1965 and 1985 when sterling silver charm bracelets were really popular, including Nuvo and Chim charms. They are all sterling 925 silver. My supplier has been trading in jewellery for 30 years and all the charms have been tested for purity. Not all are marked as the hallmarking act allows for items of silver under 7 grams to be exempt from hallmarking, which is common for charms from this time.

When you look at a sterling silver charm, you know, as they are detailed and high quality. There is so much beauty in each charm, they’re all different and individual, many have moving, mechanical or kinetic parts. As the silver charms are old, they have a beautiful patina, which shows their age and gives them a beautiful vintage effect that is often imitated by oxidisisation.