Unlike fashion, jewellery and accessories trends move in a slow-paced tempo. Of course some are typically more popular and new styles emerge here and there, but most people prefer them versatile and wearable. When it comes to bling, gold is très chic, giving an instant glamorous twist to any outfit. And it’s back – but to be fair, it didn’t really go anywhere.

There’s been no shortage of glitz over the last few months with the Golden GlobesThe OscarsThe Met Gala amongst others. One of the trends that really caught our eye was the amazing gold-toned items. Check out some of our favourite styles from this year’s Golden Globes and MET Gala red carpets:
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Clockwise from top left: Kate Boswoth, Dita Von Teese and Naomi Watts (Yep, her surname explains why she's full of light. Har Har)
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Clockwise from left: Amy Adams, Lupita Nyong'o and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley going for gold. No pun intended.
But fashion industry insiders say that for 2014, the strongest trends really are individuality and self-expression, as jewels become less ceremonial and ostentatious and more a reflection of our personal style.

With that in mind, we’ve picked a selection of quirky vintage pieces that combine the golden craze with a touch of uniqueness.

Gold Givenchy Vintage earrings Gold beaded 1940s clutch
Golden Age 1920s anyone? Do it by the book with this 1920s Vintage Micro-beaded Clutch BagGold Lana Marks clutch Yves Saint Laurent Vintage brooch - and add some sparkle with these lavish Givenchy Tassel Crystal Earrings

Work the blue trend in an unusual way with this elegant Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Crystal-Embellished Brooch and, well, no words can quite describe how timeless this golden  Lana Marks Vintage Clutch Bag is.

Gold Moschino Vintage Drop earrings Chanel logo cuff

Wear these Moschino Vintage Drop Peace Earrings for a splash of hippie-chic and re-work the logomania trend with this Chanel Vintage Logo Emblem Cuff.

What's your favourite gold-toned item? Bear in mind - it must be unique and it will shine the brightest when paired with clean, pared-down ensembles. Happy shopping!