Have you ever wondered what the difference between Estate, Vintage and Antique jewellery is? You are not alone. Let us clear up the confusion.
Estate jewellery is really an elegant way to say “pre-owned” jewellery. It does not necessarily have to have come from an estate or be a certain number of years old. It is simply any piece of jewellery that has been pre-owned.
The difference between Estate and Vintage or Antique jewellery is that Estate jewellery can come from any era, but to be classified as Vintage jewellery, the piece has to be 20 years or older and to be considered Antique jewellery, it has to be 100 years or older.
You will often find beautiful Vintage and Antique pieces in a collection of Estate jewellery, so it is essential to deal with a professional jeweller who specializes in Estate jewellery and can give you the best background details on the piece of jewellery plus advice.
Estate jewellery can be commonly misunderstood. Some people feel that it is “unlucky”, or can give off “bad energy”. These are superstitions that are unfounded as Estate jewellery is just jewellery owned by someone who no longer wants it. They may not enjoy wearing it any more, or perhaps they inherited a beautiful piece of jewellery that is just not their style. Often people will sell a piece of jewellery so that they can put the money towards another piece of jewellery that is more suited to them, or maybe even towards a vacation. The important thing is that the Estate piece can bring someone joy.
When it comes to quality, estate jewellery can vary. Summit Diamonds only deals in Estate jewellery that is high quality and can be trusted to get sellers the best price and buyers the best value possible. We have high standards when it comes to showcasing Estate pieces and will inspect the quality of materials, craftsmanship and design before we will add it to our collection. We only carry well-crafted, beautiful jewellery that we know our customers will love.
We are interested in purchasing or consignment of numerous kinds of finely made pieces including necklaces, bracelets, diamond rings, gemstone rings, diamond engagement rings, non-diamond engagement rings, antique or vintage engagement rings, lockets, cameos, brooches, wedding rings and wedding bands, and more.
If you have an Estate piece you’re thinking of selling, fill out the information form and submit it with a photograph of your piece of jewellery. We will get back to you as detailed in our HOW TO section and look forward to making dreams come true.