Vintage-style engagement rings have been popular in recent years. Princess cut diamond rings with cluster diamond borders and intricate filigree and gallery work exude femininity while showcasing a bit of Old Hollywood Glamour. Cameo pendants and pins are being worn with modern collar necklaces and classic tweed blazers for a more modern take. Large pearl button earrings are being worn in a chic way with cotton tunic tank tops, skinny jeans and basic ballet flats by today’s modern woman. Open any fashion magazine, and you will see vintage-inspired jewelry representative of simpler times. Antique estate jewelry is having a fashion moment.
Trendy vintage-style jewelry is beautiful but fails to capture the patina and quality workmanship of the original pieces of past decades. Auctions and estate sales can be intimidating places for new buyers looking to acquire quality jewelry. There are many undisclosed rules at auctions and estate sales that typically only seasoned buyers know. Without the proper knowledge, you stand to lose a lot of money investing in jewelry that has been marked up or is not worth the asking price.
Fortunately, there are many reputable estate and vintage jewelry dealers online that do the dirty work for you and bring you top quality, one-of-a-kind pieces at affordable prices. Houston Numismatic Exchange is an example of a company offering quality estate and vintage jewelry pieces in a variety of metals, styles and stones. In business since 1965, they offer everything from wedding sets in platinum and gold to estate and antique jewelry and pearls, tennis bracelets, fine watches, certified diamonds and even rare coins and customized c oin jewelry.
If you are looking to unload some estate or vintage jewelry or broken gold pieces, a company like Houston Numismatic Exchange will also happily pay top dollar for unwanted fine jewelry. Their selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry makes a wonderful gift for any big special occasion. Give your daughter a platinum tanzanite and diamond ring from the 1940s for graduation or propose to your sweetheart with a bezel-set yellow gold engagement ring with filigree gallery from the art deco 1920s.
Whether you choose to shop this site or any other reputable vintage and estate jewelry dealer, you can rest assured that you are buying top quality pieces that have a history and tell a story every time you wear them. You will feel like a million bucks when you wear unique antique jewelry.