2009/03/04

Vintage Jewelry

As kids or even as adults, we may be fascinated to look and try on our grandmother’s or great grandmother’s jewelries that have been carefully stored and handed down to our mothers and to us. For all we know these vintage jewelries may be worth something so don’t just throw them out just because they look old and out of style. Besides, you have to admit that the fashion of yesterday is slowly coming back again and people are always looking for trinkets that are old and antique. They do look great and unique.

Since we may not be experts when it comes to dating vintage jewelry that may have been handed down to us, it is important that we do some research about it. The first thing that you could do would be to look for some designer marks or maker’s mark. Though not all vintage jewelry always have this mark and it doesn’t follow that without a designer’s mark your vintage jewelry has no value. You could locate this at the clasp or at the back of the piece.

You could also ask the person who handed it down to you like your grandmother or mother especially if they are still alive to have an idea of its history and when it was probably made. They are most likely the ones to know how old this piece of jewelry is. If it has stones on it, examine them if they are real or fancy. It would be better though to have it really examined by a jeweler especially if you are not that knowledgeable when it comes to these matters.

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