Monday, October 28, 2013
Estate Jewelry of Vintage and Different Time Periods
Finders Keepers Vintage Jewelry
Boyler Vintage Ruby Red Jewelry
GGS Vintage Jewelry Brooches
Vintage Romantic Shell Cameo Earrings
Estate Jewelry of Vintage, and Different Time Periods. Sometimes this jewelry can be confused with Antique jewelry which is 100 plus years old. Not all estate jewelry will be antique jewelry.
When dealing with vintage, antique, and estate jewelry it is very helpful for you to educate yourself with the styles, and the eras of such jewelry. Vintage jewelry is actually many things. Nostalgic, unique of course, artistic, and etc. Educating yourself with the different eras will help give you the confidence, and the peace of mind needed when viewing for your collections.
As we have often seen over time when viewing vintage jewelry it has an enticing character all its own. These pieces are some of the most finely crafted works of art within the jewelry world. After learning what went into making such pieces you can appreciate even more their unique beauty on an entirely different level.
Each decorative period has its own signature that helps us to date times, trends, and to spot reproductions. So, when you find a box of jewelry when you are thrifting, or maybe junking you might want to have a closer look. Some of the pieces you find will belong to a time, and maybe are not to be repurposed, upcycled, etc.
Make sure to look for distinquishing makers marks, learn where to find the marks, sometimes marks are not found, and some pieces from time will have a patina with them too.
Here are a few eras to look for, learn about, and get educated with:
Victorian 1835 - 1910
Edwardian & Belle Epoque 1890 - 1910
Art Deco 1915 - 1935
Retro and Mid-Century 1935 - 1960. This is one time that most women attach to due to their mother,
or Grandmothers rings were from this period.
Estate 1960 - to Present Day
There is much more out there noted with eras, and dates. It is a never ending process with vintage jewelry, and trying to learn more about it. If you find pieces you like, and maybe need some kind of minor repair please be selective in finding a handful of jewelers who will work confidentially on vintage pieces.
Remember, it is important to do your research, and make sure to ask questions of selling places. If you find a dealer who maybe does not seem confident in the age, and authenticity of pieces it become a deal breaker for you.
Enjoy viewing all the different pieces of vintage jewelry. Some of it has some really nice bling to see, pieces are unique, and they are treasures found to cherish for many more years.
Thanks so much for sharing your time with LilacsNDreams. Hope to see you again soon.