When we think of estate jewelry, I used to think of my grandmother’s jewelry. Which is a fond memory to remember her pretty hands adorned by a white gold pearl ring.
It’s great to consider the history of a piece, and imagine where the jewel has been. Etsy is a GREAT resource for estate jewelry. Why not make a small investment in something that no one else will be wearing?
This Vintage Sterling Silver Buckle Bracelet is a classic Victorian Revival style, with a slide mechanism. Fascinating…for $135.
Brooch. It’s a word hardly heard anymore, and a piece of jewelry rarely worn. But why not? Brooches, styled appropriately, can be so beautiful…like this Vintage Rhinestone Orchid Brooch, $20.
How 70’s is this necklace? The Estee Lauder 1974 Locket, $19.99, is filled with solid perfume. I swear my mother had something like this.
This vintage cocktail ring makes quite a statement, without being too overwhelming. Sterling Silver Citrine and Pave Ring, $289.
Just for fun, let’s look at this $13,000 Antique Diamond Platinum Wedding Ring from the late 1800’s. Measuring one inch long and totalling two carats, I personally can’t imagine wearing this ring on a daily basis. Washing dishes or pulling weeds would prove to be cumbersome tasks. Surely, this was owned by a true lady of leisure!
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