Vintage jewelry is a passion of mine. I've been buying, selling and collecting vintage pieces for about 10 years now. I'm always amazed when I find a piece I've never seen before. The variety to choose from is huge. You can go for high end designer vintage like Miriam Haskell, Ciner or Schreiner. Companies like these are highly sought after by today's collectors. The quality and workmanship is something that is hard to find today.
You can even take it up another notch and collect vintage by companies like Chanel, Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. European jewelry makers are some of the best and most expensive, but these pieces will hold their value over time. If you are a fan of wearing great pieces, but you get bored, these are easy to sell.
It's amazing how many colors, varieties and styles are out there, the choices are almost endless.
To get started, it's best to go with less expensive pieces and look for things you love! Join a Facebook group that is about jewelry education. It's all about eduction, not selling. Read and look at photos you'll be amazed at the gorgeous pieces waiting to be found.
There is plenty of affordable vintage jewelry out there. Touch, feel and ask questions of your dealers; they are happy to tell you what they know. Look for good quality and pieces you will wear! I love to wear earrings and bracelets, so I keep an eye out for pieces that will go with my wardrobe and that are comfortable, as well as things with good closures so they don't fall off. I want don't lose them! I also have a few magnificent pieces for special occasions and few I will wear anytime.
The piece above is from my collection, unsigned, but the dangling pieces are huge! It's quite a statement necklace. LOVE! I was excited to find it as I've never seen one with pieces quite this big. It's a great piece.
See you at the Garage April 19th!
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