Helpful Advice on Buying Antique Jewellery

Friday, November 03, 2017

"A timeless piece of jewelry, like pearls or stud earrings, has lasting value. I bought a vintage ring for $600 with my first paycheck; I plan to pass it down to my daughter. "
― Ivanka Trump

Fashion/Beauty Tips

If you are thinking of buying an antique engagement or wedding ring, there is much to consider, and most young men are at a loss where to begin. Of course, you should have a budget in mind, and there are many resources online that will help you to become more knowledgeable about antiques, and with that in mind, here are some useful tips when intending to purchase antique jewelry.

  • Browse Online – This will at least allow you to view a wide range of different styles and designs, and if you are based near Sydney, check out, where you will find a wide range of genuine antique engagement and wedding rings, all at affordable prices. The Internet can also help you to become more familiar with antique jewelry, with many interesting articles that will expand your knowledge of this specialized field.
  • The Definition of Antique – For any jewelry item, antique should mean that the piece is over one hundred years old, and anything newer than that would be classed as vintage, rather than antique. If, for example, a jeweler offers you a diamond ring that is 75 years old, this is not classed as antique and if it is being advertised as an antique piece, you might end up paying far more than you should. There is an informative piece online of writing that defines the term antique and makes for interesting further reading.
  • Buy From a Reputable Jeweller – This cannot be overemphasized, and if you live in the Sydney area, why not make an appointment with the most established jeweler in the city, where they have a wide range of real antique items for sale. If you purchase from an established retailer, you can be sure that you are getting the real thing, and with a range of designs
  • Decide on a Budget – This should be agreed upon before you even look for a suitable item, and it is worth bearing in mind that an antique piece of jewelry will appreciate far more than any other type. Of course, you don’t want to overstretch yourself with a ring purchase, but if you are interested in the antique market, be prepared to pay a little over the odds.

Making a decision to buy an antique jewellery item requires a lot of consideration, and armed with a suitable budget, the best place to start your quest is with an online search, which will bring up a list of reputable, local jewellers, and once you have found something you really like, you can make an appointment to view the item. If your partner has seen a ring that she really has her heart set on, and it is an antique, it might be an idea to take out ample insurance, just to be on the safe side.

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