Here's the thing about quality vintage accessories: they're hard to find and worse, they could have been owned by some dead guy. We get it—it doesn't appeal to everyone. But trust us, sometimes the best gems are vintage. How else are you going to find a dope Cartier bracelet from the 1970s, similar to the one Pharrell owns?  

But we feel your frustration. Shopping for vintage is easier said than done. There are a lot of fakes out there, and some counterfeiters have gotten so good, it's hard to tell what's real and what's not. Then there's eBay, and we all know that's a hit or miss. Well we're here to help. Here's everything you need to know from where, what, and how to shop for rap's latest obsession: The Complex Guide To Buying Vintage Jewelry.