The 3rd Sunday April through October the Vintage Garage will be evaluating or buying vintage costume and estate jewelry each month. It can be a jewelry box, a drawer full of accessories, or an individual piece.

Find out more about the appraisal details here

We consider estate jewelry to be anything older than 1990, whether it's fine or costume. The eras, types and styles of Chicago estate jewelry are vast:

Mourning Jewelry
Art Deco Jewelry
Art Nouveau
Midcentury Modernist Jewelry
Rhinestone Costume Jewelry - sparkling crystals were all the rage
Designer signed costume jewelry - Hattie Carnegie, Miriam Haskell, Kenneth Jay Lane, Jomaz, Mazer, KJL, Givenchy, Chanel.
Native American Silver jewelry
Fine jewelry
Buying scrap gold

And then there's Victorian Jewelry.  Named for Queen Victoria, this era was during her reign from 1837 to 1901. Snake jewelry was popular, thanks to the Queen and her prince. A snake with a tail in it's mouth is considered a symbol of love eternal. Engagement rings were often made of diamonds, platinum or gold; 9 carat gold was a popular material along with plenty of gold filled items that are considered costume. Bird and flower designs were also popular at the time.

Check out the style overview with great photos from Collectors Weekly. 

Check out the Vintage Garage schedule to plan your next vintage adventure!

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Vintage estate jewelry, operculum set in sterling.
Cini operculum brooch set in sterling
Coral beaded horseshoe pin. Victorian era acqured in a Chicago estate jewelry.
Faux coral horseshoe pin, for good luck!
Garnet pin from the Victorian era. Great example of Chicago estate jewelry.
Vintage Garnet pin
Carnelian and jade necklace found in Chicago estate jewelry.
Carnelian and Jade necklace
Bakelite pin found in a pile of Chicago estate jewelry.
Bakelite figural brooch
Vintage 1940's Chicago estate jewelry. Pair of Coro broochs
Pair of matched Coro Asian figural pins
1980's Chicago estate jewelry, Givenchy necklace from vintage costume jewelry collection.
1980's Givenchy necklace
Pink Rhinestone Jomaz set found in Chicago estate jewelry!
1970's flower pin and earring by Jomaz

Vintage Garage Chicago flea market, located Uptown.

The Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show will take place March 2, 3pm to 8pm, March 3, 2018. 10am to 5pm at 5649 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660. St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of Hollywood and N. Sheridan Road. The official website is

The 2018 Vintage Garage dates are April 15, May 20, June 17 , July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 21. There will be 100 vendors offering cool vintage and antique pieces every 3rd Sunday, April to October. Vintage Garage is located at 5051 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a $5 admission. Official website is

Vintage Garage Chicago

5051 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

United States (US)

Phone: 312-505-6373

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Vintage Garage Chicago is a Chicago flea market on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
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