Antique Jewellery or some call it Antique Jewelry, but what really Is It?

As we all know by now; jewellery is any form of ornament such as a ring or necklace that is made from a precious metal. But to those that have a passion for it, it’s more than just an ornament that you wear on your body, but more of an expression of who you are. To others, antique jewellery is a show of class, wealth or power. Whatever reason one wears jewellery for, there can only be one reason as to why one would value antique jewellery; for the love and appreciation of designs of the past.

It’s said that old is gold and indeed to those with adoration for jewellery, this is gospel truth. Antique jewellery is said to be any kind of ancient jewellery that predates back to the 1930’s. Some would say that the jewellery is old and no longer fashionable, but in the world of jewellery art, the older the piece, the more valuable it is said to be. The expensive part is basically the preserved art of the past brought into the modern era; a tangible symbol of the past, not theoretical as others would put it.

Antique jewellery takes many forms

  • Rings
  • Necklaces
  • Brooches
  • Miniatures
  • Pennants
  • Bracelets
  • Earrings
  • Cufflinks
  • Watches and many others.

This type of jewellery is further classified to specific time frames from which it might have surfaced from. The major and most well known time frames include the following;

  • The Georgian Age- within 1760- 1837
  • The Victorian Age- within 1837-1901
  • The Art Nouveau- within 1890- 1915
  • The Edwardian Period- 1901- 1915
  • The Art Deco- 1920- 1935
  • The Retro Age- 1935- 1950

The time frame from which the piece of jewellery comes from is one of the determining factors of the price range in which the jewellery will belong. The older it is, the more expensive it is. The idea is that jewellery appreciates in value with time, just like art. Also, the older it is the more rare it’s expected to be. You can contact us for any such query.
Most jewellers are able to tell the age of the jewellery from its type, material and style in which it’s made. The age of the jewellery is very important as in most cases it’s used to describe the jewel. For instance, in most auctions, jewellery is presented by its age: an Edwardian diamond ring, a Victorian necklace or an Antique diamond ring.