All Vintage Jewelry outlined within the descriptions will state the provenance, circa date (if known), condition, and repair history. Metal ware, findings and hardware on brooches, clasps and backings will be stated. Rhinestones with yellowing and darkening will be annotated. If I am able to repair a piece in question, I will do so. However, I will impart that information within the description.
When purchasing Vintage & Antique Jewelry always ensure all details are outlined within the description, and clear pictures are presented of the jewelry in question. Utilize the Ask a Seller a Question feature or email the seller if you require additional information not shown within the description.
Vintage Jewelry is not new jewelry. Many of these pieces are over 20 to 30 years old and may have a natural patina that is highly desirable with collectors. However, broken findings, missing rhinestones, and metal ware are NOT in anyway apt descriptions for the piece being in Vintage condition. This is a sign of ware and should be stated as such. I will outline as many details as possible to help with the decision making process in adding to your collection, or beginning collection for first time buyers.
ABOUT VINTAGE JEWELRY and JEWELS:
Jewelry over time has symbolized wealth, status, worn as an adornment to accessorize clothing, used as currency, symbols of affection and so much more. As the style of clothing changed, the type of jewelry worn with clothing did as well. From the chatelains ladies wore or the mourning jewelry made from hair to the swords encrusted with jewels.
Jewelry no matter how large or frivolous served a purpose. I deal, collect and buy all types of jewelry from Vintage to Art Deco/Noveau pieces,bakelite, lucite, hair & figural jewelry to contemporary pieces found today.
Every piece has been collected by me from either estate sales, antique malls online, to flea markets. I have personnally valued and cherished each piece I find. Many of the styles from earlier on are being repeated today. Although I sell jewelry, I love to know the history of each vintage or antique piece.
I utilize many methods for unsigned jewelry to determine provenance and manufacturer such as construction & materials used to come as close as possible to either a designer or manufacturer.
I will introduce you to the world of costume jewelry and hopefully you can find it as exciting and invigorating as I have. You will be amazed that many of the pieces worn by celebrities today are similiar if not the same, as some of my favorite desingers.
You are going to see alot of words like "Parure" or "Grand Parure" basically meaning a set of two or four pieces.
Look carefully at the pictures of the items we present to you and ask any questions you may have. Feel free to ask for extra information in regards to condition as well as photos. We will gladly provide you with both
- Why buy Vintage Jewelry:
Here is what make us different from other sellers :
* We sell mostly "one of a kind jewelry" - Vintage Jewelry, true vintage jewelry many key factors are present in determining the value & identification of a piece in question when the manufacturer is unknown a piece may be attributed by the construction, detail, and materials used in the piece