Antique vintage jewelry has exploded upon the jewelry market. These little known gems have become some of the most sought after pieces. Many people have found that wearing certain types of jewelry does in fact make a statement. The construction of many of these older pieces are exquisite, and the materials are second to none. There are many styles and types of antique vintage jewelry that spans many years.
Other than considering their fashion statement, these pieces are strong, dependable, and unique. These pieces have been around for many years and have certainly stood the test of time. People have stood up and taken notice of this largely little known phenomenon. There are many places that a person would be able to search for these sought after pieces, from web sites to auctions to estate sales. These pieces of jewelry, whether it be necklaces, earrings, finger rings, bracelets, or brooches, are highly desired, wanted, and in some cases needed. There are many different types and styles of this type of jewelry, therefore, lets explore some of these types and how they have made their names and marks in the jewelry field.
When it comes to stones in these highly sought after pieces, majority of the pieces will not have precious stones. They will, however, have rhinestones, both large and small, as well as, many other types of non precious stones. Although, these types of stones many not be the most valuable types, they are distinct and unique. This is what makes this type of jewelry so desired. It’s the differences in the standard types of jewelry that make them wanted.
Lets consider the Victorian style. This include Edwardian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco. This is the pre-nineteen thirties and includes many different types. These can include Mourning pins, Cameo broaches and necklaces, collar pins, and such. They do not have, for the most part, precious stones, however, they are beautiful stones and many of these pieces are hand painted. Especially the brooches. These are bright and vibrant, and can portray anything. Although, most portray flowers and the like.
One thing to certainly consider when exploring these types of, basically, costume jewelry, is that it is largely unsigned. This does not mean that it is not collectible. On the contrary, these unsigned pieces can and are still collected. Many, although they are unsigned, are still highly valuable. Many believe that the reason many of these were unsigned, is because they were created for wholesale and thus, a designer did not consider it as their best works.