Tips on How to Search For Antique and Vintage Jewellery

Antique jewellery pieces command a high price on the market.

Nothing beats the allure of antique and vintage jewellery. From the delicate craftsmanship to the stunning radiance that it gives off under light, these precious pieces are cherished by many. While you can go and purchase some custom jewellery from Toronto at your local store, searching for these jewellery pieces is more meaningful. Embarking on a quest to search for these rarities may prove to be difficult, especially if you don’t know what specific details to keep an eye out for. However, here are some tips that will help point you in the right direction.

Vintage Wedding Sets

Similar in style to the beloved engagement rings and bands of today, these jewellery pieces are elaborate in design while also carrying years of history with them. Vintage engagement rings run the gamut in design. From unusual stones to simple solitaires, these invaluable rings get much of their value from their age and components. For example, some rings wedding sets will include diamonds, rubies, and sapphires, rather than just a single stone. The metals used can be anything from platinum and gold to copper.

Bakelite Jewellery

Around the 1930s, a synthetic type of jewellery creation was released on the market. These creations range from rings and charms to bracelets and buckles. Because of their close resemblance to today’s plastic, determining a true Bakelite jewellery piece may need an experienced eye. If you just so happen to find one at an estate jewellery sale down the street from you, it might be worth picking up as Bakelite commands a high price.

The Bottom Line

So, if your quest for antique and vintage jewellery proved successful, bring your findings to a reputable jeweller like Cynthia Findlay, of Cynthia Findlay Antiques. Experienced hands and eyes can determine the overall value and worth of a jewellery piece with ease.