How long is too long to own an accessory? 1-2 years? 5 years? I personally believe that as long as you take good care and preserve, you should be able to use your cherished pieces until they start to fall apart.
I have a pair of earrings that I absolutely love and have had then for years (I’m talking before my oldest was born and he is about to be 10 years old). Yet I still get excited when wearing them! These earrings have been with me through many stages of life and have been a great pop piece for many outfits too! 😉
My attraction to these earrings were simple, they were different and not to mention inexpensive. I got them when I was working in the juniors department at Nordstrom and I can’t imagine they were more than $10. When I wear them most people assume that they are heavy, however contrary to ones belief, they are actually light weight.
I’m not going to lie, my “vintage” earrings have had a few pieces to come off over the years. They have also been bent and have tarnished. Needless to say, without a doubt, I will be sad the day I end up throwing them away. In the meantime, I guess the hunt is on for a replacement! 😉