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What is Estate Jewelry and why is it such a good value?

14k gold antique cluster ring

By definition, estate jewelry is any pre-owned piece of jewelry. It could be a ring was created over 100 years ago or it can be a necklace that was purchased last week.  If it isn’t being sold as a newly manufactured item, then it is considered estate.

You can break estate jewelry down into categories. You will have the antique pieces, which are items that were made over 100 years ago. You have period pieces, like Art Deco or Retro period that were made in the 20’s through the 40’s. And you have pre-owned, contemporary jewelry. These are items that have been manufactured within the past 50 years.

Experts can easily differentiate between these pieces based on the workmanship, style and cut of stones. There is no comparison between the workmanship on jewelry made 75-100 years ago and today. There are many designers who create high quality pieces today but not to the extent of the handmade workmanship from years ago. As the years go on, the antique and period pieces get harder to find and more rare. When you own an antique, you can be assured that there is a good chance that it is a unique, one of a kind item.

We are always looking to buy the high end quality antique and period pieces but we will also buy pre-owned contemporary jewelry. Many of those pieces may not be salable but if they are gold or platinum, they will have precious metal value. We do buy a lot of the contemporary pieces and will try to sell them, but if we can’t, we will break them apart. So those items will be sold at very low prices.

We are selling many pre-owned contemporary, antique and designer pieces at incredible values. Many of them are selling for 40%- 75% off the suggested retail replacement value.

Because there aren’t many experts who have the experience and expertise to properly buy and evaluate estate jewelry, you need to work with someone who has an understanding of this market. I have over 35 years of experience and have a strong, worldwide reputation for honesty and fairness. I will make sure you get the value you deserve.

To see some of our selection, you can visit our website: https://www.dwgems.com/vintage-estate-jewelry-for-sale/

I am a full service personal jeweler who will work with you to find the perfect piece of jewelry or diamond. I will work with you to get you the best value on the jewelry you are looking to sell. I can appraise your items so you can be properly protected. I can repair or custom design items for you.

I don’t have the overhead of your typical jewelry store so I can pass along the savings to you. You will be amazed at how much you will save from the traditional jewelry stores.

Please call us today to see for all your jewelry needs.