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How To Select Estate Jewelry

Tom knows that women like to wear fantastic jewelry that will make an impression, so when he is on a buying trip he carefully examines each piece to make sure that they will be a knockout. He also looks for the condition of the items and inspects them to be certain that they are pristine, without any chips or flaws. Kowal loves unique one-of-a-kind pieces, and even after 25 years in the business, he still gets excited when he finds the perfect item. What exactly is an estate jewel and is it

Selling Your Vintage Jewelry

People sell their Estate jewelry for many reasons. Perhaps it's a ring they bought many years ago and never wear anymore, or they've inherited their grandmother's necklace, and it's simply not their style. The old saying goes "One person's junk is another person's treasure," and that's the beauty of Estate jewelry. Everyone's personal style is a little bit different, so it's wonderful that you can sell an item you're not so fond of, knowing that there

Estate Jewelry

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".In the lateVictorianera (1885-1901), clothing became lighter, so jewelry took on a more delicate look. This era featured lots of sapphires and diamond jewelry, with tiaras and jeweled hair ornaments.TheArt Decoera (1920-1930) was a time when world travel became more frequen

1920s Estate Jewelry Collection

The 1920's are often called "The Roaring Twenties," and for good reason! It was a decade of prosperity and progress in the United States, starting out with a "roar" for women's rights. They finally became men's political equals when the 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote and run for office, was ratified in the summer of 1920.Maybe it was the empowering sense of equality caused by the 19th Amendment, but all of a sudden, women of the 20's were expressing their freedom in a lot more ways

Retro Chic Jewelry

When Hollywood's leading ladies of the 1950s like Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly summered on the island of Capri, style never took a vacation.You too can celebrate signature retro chic looks of 1950s Hollywood by adding an elegant dose of color to your summer ensembles.Our collection ofturquoise,coraland classicgoldis relaxed but polished.Beautifully accessorize your look with an eye-catchingtorsade necklace,turquoise drop earringsor ab

Selling Your Vintage Jewelry

People sell their Estate jewelry for many reasons. Perhaps it's a ring they bought many years ago and never wear anymore, or they've inherited their grandmother's necklace, and it's simply not their style. The old saying goes "One person's junk is another person's treasure," and that's the beauty of Estate jewelry. Everyone's personal style is a little bit different, so it's wonderful that you can sell an item you're not so fond of, knowing that there's someone out there who will fall in love w

Estate Jewelry Cleaning Tips

Caution: Before attempting to clean any item of Estate jewelry, it is always recommended that you bring it to your trusted jeweler for expert advice about cleaning each individual piece.Maybe it's avintage Retro-era pearl pinfor your lapel. Or perhaps thatcolorful gemstone cocktail ringfrom the '70s that you've had your eye on for quite some time. Whatever the piece, you have finally made your Estate jewelry purchase and you couldn't be happier. Now all that's left to

Celebrity Jewelry: Famous Jewels

We all like to lust over the grand and illustrious gems of celebrities, but the real lookers may be well before your time. Rare, regal, and over-the top designs are rich, not only in value, but also in tales and traditions. These old and famous gemstones and breathtaking pieces of historical jewelry are bound to increase your envy to dangerously high levels!The Hope DiamondThe Hope Diamond is easily the most famous diamond in the world, coming in at 45.52 carats with a very rare steel blue h

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 wonde

Cameo Jewelry Tells A Story

One of the things we love the most about vintage jewelry is the exquisite attention to detail in many of the pieces.Cameosare an example of that exactness and steady-handed precision. They often depict the profile of a person or multiple people. Sometimes,landscapesare depicted on cameos.Althoughcameo pin pendantsare by far the most popular types, cameos are also found on Estate items such asbracelets,ringsandearrings.We like to think of cameo

Estate Jewelry: Fond Memories and Fashionable

Have you ever been hit by that 'wow' feeling, that tidal wave of emotion, when you saw a piece of vintage jewelry?"One time, I saw a couple walk into a store. Glancing at the Estate case, the woman stopped cold. She pointed to a pair of vintage earrings in the case and said: 'Those are Russian,' as tears streamed down her face. The woman went on to say that when she was a girl, soldiers took everything from her family's home one night including her brother. Her grandmother owned a similar

Heirloom Jewelry: Ideas to Repurpose

If you love jewelry like we do, you've probably seen an unusual piece and asked yourself, "where'd that come from?"For instance, when seeing a pair of earrings like the ones pictured here, made from coins, you might wonder if they are heirloom coins that someone made into earrings. If so, how's that done? Where do you go to have that done?When someone inherits a piece of jewelry, they may or may not want to wear it. But it has such sentimental value they don't want to part with it, either.

Vintage Jewelry Guide

Have you ever wanted to travel back into time? With Estate jewelry, in a way, you can! Here you will learn all about how we select pre-owned jewelry for our Estate collection to ensure that you have access to the most distinctive and high quality items. Each vintage piece has a unique history, coming from different periods throughout time - Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Retro, and Modern eras.Experience unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, such as cameos and pins, some crafted from wor