Antique & Estate Jewelry

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The Incomparable Elegance of Estate & Antique Jewelry

From the symbols of love like Engagement Rings to the symbols of commitment like Wedding Rings; Antique Jewelry holds a certain charm that cannot be compared with contemporary jewelry.

Antique jewelries or vintage jewelries are treasures from the past, a glimpse and a perfect example of the beauty of a bygone era. Antique jewelry has that certain aura that draws us into it. It is difficult to pinpoint or determine what exactly draws us to antique jewelry. Maybe because of the item's history, or its historical value or its elegant appeal, but whatever it is, antique jewelry never goes out of fashion.

The great thing about antique jewelry/ vintage jewelry is that its value does not depreciate but only appreciates with time. Some pieces may well become collector's item or museum pieces and it may fetch as much as a small fortune. As it ages, its value rises and its importance becomes more prominent. Antique jewelry also stands out when placed along and together with contemporary jewelry, making you the focal point or the center of attention in any occasion.

But finding real, authentic antique or vintage jewelry is very hard to do. Antique jewelries are never sold in department stores and jewelry shops rarely have them on collection. The only time you can see one is on exhibitions of private collections and various social gatherings. The only way you can surely acquire original and authentic ones is through inheritance, when jewelries are handed down as heirlooms or during auctions of estate jewelry or chance sales by vintage jewelry owners/collectors.

Original antique jewelry pieces are also replicated and reproduced by many jewelers. They often sell these to people claiming that they are unique and original antique jewelry. Sometimes it is difficult to tell if a piece is original or not. So it is important that you just buy antique jewelry from reputable dealers and jewelers who have proven their worth in the industry of antique jewelry trade. It is also important that you do a little research before you buy an antique jewelry. You can readily do so with your local library or through the internet. Auctions often have instructive manuals and booklets that would help you understand, identify and know the history and statistics about each of the pieces.

All in all, hunting and acquiring becomes a great experience once you know the ins and outs of the antique jewelry trade. Unique, one-of-a-kind and exotic ancient treasures abound, all you have to do is find them. And the moment you find one for yourself, the joy that it will give you in the years to come will be worth all the effort.

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