Jewelry can often make or break an outfit. You simply can’t go wrong with a vintage piece! Just like our swaggin seniors, vintage jewels get even better with age!
1840: English Victorian 18-karat gold ear pendants with turquoise stones, $10,000
1860: French Napoleon III 18-karat gold bracelet with 20 old mine-cut diamonds and 168 natural freshwater pearls, $25,000
1890: Art Nouveau 18-karat gold pendant necklace features 140 old European-cut diamonds, 25 round-cut rubies, 5 round-cut emeralds, and a freshwater pearl drop for $25,000
1895: Art Nouveau 18-karat gold ring with two heart-shaped opals, joined by a garnet between each of the peach enamel wings, and rose-cut diamond accents, $10,000
1900: Art Nouveau 18-karat gold ring depicts two bears walking side by side in relief, $5,000
1900: Marcus & Co., American Art Nouveau 18-karat gold ring features a cushion-cut sapphire and 27 old European-cut diamonds, $100,000
1916: English, Edwardian, 18-karat gold link necklace, $10,000
1920: Art Deco pendant earrings feature 4 round and 2 teardrop coral beads and 62 rose-cut diamonds, which are accented with black enamel, $25,000
1920: Cartier, French Art Deco platinum, diamond, and natural pearl sautoir signed Cartier Paris with an emerald and diamond pendant marked Mauboussin, $150,000
1950: Mid Century Tiffany & Co. 18-karat bracelet features rubies and diamonds for $100,000
1950: Cartier, French Mid-Century platinum ear pendants feature 20 pear-shape blue sapphires, 20 round-cut diamonds, and 112 baguette diamonds, $150,000
1960: Bailey Banks & Biddle, American Mid-Century 18 karat gold bracelet-watch with 36 round-cut diamonds and 35 turquoise cabochon, $25,000
1970: Tiffany & Co., American 18 karat gold earrings featuring a positive/negative black enamel oval motif, $5,000
I hope we all get the opportunity to collect some of these amazing jewels!
Antique and vintage jewelry can be found at: The Vintage Frames Company and Dope Couture, both of these carry a ton of vintage designer jewelry—celebrities shop here! You can also shop on Ebay . There are reputable sellers here, you just need to do your research and check their feedback before making a purchase!
Before you buy: Do your research! Know your brands, their signature markings, and look for a manufacturing location or certificate of authentication.
Pay attention to the condition of what you are buying. Worn plating, missing parts, and chipped or scratched enamel lower the value of the piece (even if its Chanel!)