A Guide: Vintage Jewelry

A Guide: Vintage Jewelry

Buying quality jewelry is a significant spend no matter what, but when shopping for vintage designs, the pressure is really on. Questions of authenticity, value, and style are important — you want to be sure you’re investing in pieces you’ll wear and love, not for the sole purpose of buying for a trend or collectible’s sake to sit in a box or on display. I recommend making sure you are doing your research, be sure that you are collecting as much information as you can about the designer, piece, material and wear, and the overall history of the piece, due to the fact that most vintage jewelry pieces have fascinating stories behind them. Also, it is highly recommended to have a trusted dealer to whom you can inquire more specifically about certain pieces. Iconic designs will help to guarantee that a piece holds its value as time goes on, too. Just like with fine art, better watches, and memorabilia, the value of jewelry has the potential to go up tremendously. 
When browsing for jewelry another great tip is to consider taking your time, don’t feel pressured to purchase or invest in something that doesn’t feel right to you. Decide if that specific piece is something you can visualize yourself wearing in the future. Online browsing will help you home in on suitable-to-you pieces. 
To not overwhelm the process of buying vintage jewelry it is recommended to set a parameter for yourself, and to hone in on a specific brand, designer, time period, category or style. It will help you to make a more certain decision. It is also important to note, pay attention to pricing, see how quickly pieces you like sell, and communicate with dealers to find out the rationale for the price or details of what makes a piece special and unique. The more information you’ve been able to acquire the more likely you will be able to make a more informed decision. Below are a couple of hand selected vintage jewelry items that could inspire your decision making. APR57 has a plethora of designs, brands, and styles to choose from, with professional services at your side to guide you through the process.


1950s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Carved Lapis Lazuli & Diamond Clip-On Hoop Earrings - $60K Appraisal Value

      These 1950s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Carved Lapis Lazuli & Diamond Clip-On Hoop Earrings feature (4) round Diamonds at the center of each earring. There are (8) Diamonds in total. The front features custom carved Lapis Lazuli with a beveled design. The earrings have a similar carved gold bevel design on the reverse. There is gold beading in between the Lapis Lazuli and Diamonds to add a stunning contrast. Clip on - hinged mechanism. Stamped "VCA" "750" and serial number.  
Appraisal Value: $60,000.00
Our Price: $29,900.00





Vintage 1960's Yellow Gold Asian Green Dragon & Ball Crystal Bracelet - $3K Appraisal Value 


     You are looking at an original Vintage 1960's Asian Green Dragon Style Bracelet. This 14K Yellow Gold piece features (3) oval, cabochon-cut crystal weighing about 3 carats each! The bracelet features a stunning Asian dragon design, ending in an amethyst at each terminal. These crystals terminals elegantly wrap around each other, giving this piece a seamless luxury design.

Appraisal Value: $3,000.00

Our Price: $1,495.00


BVLGARI 1970s Vintage Tri-Color 18K Gold Statement Ring - $15K Appraisal Value 

          This Vintage Bvlgari 18K Yellow, Rose, and White Gold Statement Ring features dramatic beveled curves that taper down the shank. This beautiful piece is adjustable, because of the open shank design. Stamped "Bvlgari" "Made in Italy" "750".


Appraisal Value: $15,000.00

Our Price: $7,900.00



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