Chicago Estate Jewelry
We are constantly purchasing vintage costume and estate jewelry.
It could be a jewelry box, a drawer full of accessories, or a single item.
Estate jewelry is defined as anything older than 1990, whether fine or costume.
Simply send me an email!
The eras, types and styles of Chicago estate jewelry are vast:
Art Deco Jewelry
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
Memphis Style Jewelry
Buying scrap gold
There's also Victorian jewelry. This era was named after Queen Victoria and lasted from 1837 to 1901. Because of the Queen and her prince, snake jewelry was popular. A snake with its tail in its mouth is regarded as a symbol of eternal love. Engagement rings were frequently made of diamonds, platinum, or gold; 9 carat gold was a popular material, as were many gold-filled costume items. At the time, bird and flower designs were also popular. Mourning Jewelry was born with the death of Queen Victoria's husband. All black glass or jet formed into various shapes. Hair accessories and so much more.
Check out the style overview with great photos from Collectors Weekly.
Check out the Vintage Garage schedule to plan your next vintage adventure!
If you are interested in selling vintage jewelry, I am buying vintage jewelry, click here!