Antique, Vintage and Estate Jewelry
Estate Jewelry describes pieces that were previously owned, it sounds more elegant than used or old jewelry. Both vintage and antique are types of estate jewellery. Antique Jewelry is typically at least 100 years old but often Art Deco jewels crafted during the 1920's to 1930's are included. Fine antique jewelry is generally made of either yellow gold or platinum. Vintage Jewelry describes items that are at least one generation old, so anything before the 1980's is currently considered vintage. Many think of costume jewellery when they hear vintage jewelry; however, between the 1940's and 1980's some of the finest crafted jewelry pieces were produced. Customers normally ask if we get items from estate sales. Not usually is the answer. Some items come from trusts, but most fine pre-owned pieces come from the family members that inherited them or original owners that no longer want or need them. Please enjoy our selection whether just admiring the artwork, or searching for your treasure!