Vintage jewelry is any jewelry item that was made at least twenty years ago. When you are collecting vintage jewelry you need to be aware of the different time periods of vintage jewelry. When collecting vintage jewelry you should be able to tell the difference between high-end vintage jewelry and costume vintage jewelry. If you have vintage jewelry of the costume variety, it will be more common and less value. Most vintage costume jewelry is more for fun, but some can indeed be of value. Most of your value will come from the high-end vintage jewelry. Vintage jewelry can be crafted from plated metals, glass, imitation gemstones, rhinestones and even plastics such as Lucite. Again, some vintage costume jewelry items can be of significant worth. Some well-known names of vintage jewelry include Chanel, Trifari, Carnegie, and Haskell. Just because a vintage jewelry item is of one of the better-known designers doesn’t automatically make it valuable. With any other jewelry piece, the condition of the item directly correlates to its worth. Try and avoid by vintage jewelry that is cracked, broken, chipped, or tarnished beyond cleaning.
Do you have a large collection of vintage jewelry in your possession and wonder if any of it can be worth selling? Selling your vintage jewelry can seem like a waste, but some of it can be quite valuable. If you are curious visit one of our buyers to see what your vintage jewelry might be worth. If you decide to sell your vintage jewelry, we have the best buyers in town. When you bring in your items to sell, we will efficiently, privately, and quickly give you a free evaluation. A buyer will sort through your vintage jewelry and point out which items are of value and of how much. Our buyers take a lot of factors into consideration when evaluating vintage jewelry. The materials used and the condition of the item is the first things a buyer will look at. Next, the buyer will also look at who made the item; its age, the purity of the materials used, and decides an overall value. Should you decide to sell your vintage jewelry, you will be given cash. Deciding to sell your vintage jewelry can be a great way to get started on spring-cleaning and make some extra cash.