If you are looking to sell some of your vintage jewelry, or simply would like to know more about its monetary value, look no further than Global Gold and Silver. Our team is able to assess your vintage jewelry and make a competitive offer. Our services are fast and can take as little as two working days from start to finish.
What is Vintage Jewelry?
Vintage jewelry has to be at least 20 to 30 years old. This means that they could be anything manufactured during or earlier than the 1990's. Vintage is a term that encompasses a great array of periods, especially when jewelry was produced in mass quantities. That was possible due to the technological advancements in the 20th century. It is important to note that a majority of vintage jewelry is costume or fashion jewelry. This variation holds significantly less valuable than fine or luxury vintage jewelry.
If you currently own an engagement ring that was manufactured during the 1800's, would it be considered vintage? The answer is—technically speaking—yes. However, a majority of dealers would identify that ring as an antique instead and may not classify the ring as a vintage piece. This way, they draw attention to just how old the ring is. Now, what about your grandparent's engagement ring that was manufactured during the 1940's? Yes, this could be classified as a vintage engagement ring.
The Value of Vintage Jewelry
There are several factors that help jewelry collectors and buyers get an idea of how much the vintage jewelry piece is worth. Some common areas to look out for include:
If the piece of jewelry looks like it had been created by someone with expert craftsmanship, chances is it could be a one-of-a-kind piece and was created by an artist jeweler.
The vintage piece should come with a receipt, official papers, and a box. It is also helpful to know when and where the jewelry was purchased from.
Brand names may be engraved into the metal components of the jewelry. However, these markings may have faded over the years. Any markings are helpful as it can tell you where your jewelry originated from and its estimated worth. You may want to look out for country hallmarks as well. They indicate which country the jewelry was manufactured in.
Why Sell Vintage Jewelry to Global Gold and Silver?
Our in-house vintage jewelry appraisers and certified technicians have access to the best resources to conduct detailed assessments of the purity, weight, and payout of each and every item. That's why we can make sure that you are getting the best deals for vintage jewelry when you work with us! When you work with our seasoned NYC jewelry buyers, you can expect a pleasant experience from start to finish.
Since our inception, we are widely recognized in this industry when it comes to the buying and selling of gems, watches, bullion, and gold jewelry. At Global Gold and Silver, we have over 60 years of experience in the field. We offer a transparent service and have achieved A+ ratings from BBB. You will be pleased to know that our team also comprises experienced GIA gemologists who can provide exceptional consultation and evaluation solutions.