Posted by Ellen Eaton on 15th Mar 2016
After years of selling vintage jewelry I found that many of my customers decided to collect designer signed jewelry only for their vintage jewelry collections. How sad. Sad because there are so many seriously beautiful and valuable unsigned pieces.Some of the ones I sold for the highest prices were unsigned. Of course, now with books and information pointing out the construction elements seen in certain designer unsigned pieces and how to spot them, collecting old jewelry is even more exciting. You can do some studying and still find treasures which are overlooked by many a vintage jewelry collector as well as dealer. Some you may want to learn more about are listed as follows: Miriam Haskell, Eisenberg, Hobe' Coro, Trifari, and of course, Juliana. But most of all, collect what truly pleases you (unless you go into the business of selling old jewelry) and have fun with it all!
Vintage jewelry pieces especially near and dear to my heart are the Art Deco era trembler and movable pieces. Because they are so unique they have become highly collectible and now most of what I I collected have been sold But, I'm always on the hunt to find more from that period. This jewelry was [...]
My passion for old costume jewelry has a long and wonderful history, I've been collecting, buying,and selling for many years now. If I were to start anew it would be most likely be the same, buying for the look of a piece . A new collector has so many choices. Collect a certain period such [...]
It depends on the quality of the restoration work and how much of the original components have to be restored. Essentially you don't want to have a piece that is completely damaged stay in a state of disrepair . It would be better to have it brought back to a beautiful functioning piece than to [...]
All of us vintage jewelry collectors have a lot of pieces that we simply don't wear, but keep... because... we just can't discard them. They're vintage, right??? We had fun collecting them! Even though they are nice, some aren't fabulous designer pieces that don't inspire us any longer, some have become common to us; we've [...]
Okay, so. maybe you don't want to make another piece of jewelry from old costume jewelry. Maybe...because you just have smaller bits and pieces you collected for a project at some point ?? Great! So many ideas and not enough time, lol! we've all seen the framed Christmas tree items; but how about a subject [...]