HOME NEW Pearl Education Beading Q & A Tools Jewelry Tech Video Jewelry Glossary

The Wonderful World of Estate Jewelry

Colorful, fun, exciting and filled with historical and cultural relevance, the world of Estate jewelry offers a beautiful array of treasures to suit every taste. Discovering gorgeous items from the past is an enthralling shopping experience. Imagine finding a Retro-era necklace, an Art Deco vintage bracelet, or even a sparkling diamond ring to add to your jewelry collection.

Interestingly, the term 'Estate jewelry' does not just refer to jewelry that has come from an estate, but includes wonderful pieces that have been previously owned and, as we like to say, "pre-loved." Wearing vintage jewelry is a huge fashion trend on the runways today as designers, looking for something new, turn to the past for inspiration.

Timeless, highly fashionable and oh-so-individual, the luxurious world of Estate jewelry is filled with legends and lore, as well as one-of-a-kind finds, too. Think of the Hope diamond and the legendary lovers, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Moving back in time, the ancient Romans thought that pearls were created when drops of rain permeated the layers of the oysters. Emeralds were considered to have healing powers in the past. The ancient Persians believed that the Earth rested on a sapphire, and the sky was blue due to a reflection from that sapphire. Another legend states that ancient warriors, before going into battle, used to implant small ruby chips under their skin for valor.

Care of Vintage Jewelry

Part of Estate jewelry's charm is in its previous ownership and history. Look after your vintage jewelry collection, just like any other heirloom, keep it in good condition and it will grow in value with time. The best part about Estate jewelry is that you get to wear your investment and enjoy it, too!