Vintage Jewelry : Your Guide To Hunting Down A Priceless Treasure


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Vintage Lover? .. Your guide To Hunting Down A Priceless Treasure 


Vintage accessories and jewelry aren’t for everyone. First of all, I know that they can be a bit of an acquired taste. Second, decent pieces can be hard to find. But if you are someone that loves the style of vintage jewelry, then spending the time to find something really unique can be totally worth it. What's more, you might even find something that is totally priceless. So you need to know what to look out for. You don’t want to end up wasting your time and money on fake or counterfeit goods, do you? So here is a quick guide to help you shop and hunt out the best vintage accessories that you can find.


Know The Brands


There may be some value to an old gold chain that you find at a thrift store. But there is going to be much more value for any pieces of vintage jewelry that comes from one of your favorite designer brands. There is a difference between vintage jewelry and designer vintage jewelry, so you need to be able to recognize the difference. Versace, Chanel, and Lacroix all made jewelry back in the day, as well as Givenchy too. So do some research, and you might find you’ve picked up a designer piece.
Think About the Condition of the Piece
It can be tricky when it comes to the condition of a piece of vintage jewelry. You might find a Chanel gold chain, but there is no need to pay over the odds for it just because it is Chanel unless you think that you can make it look as good as new. The same goes for things like diamonds. There is a news report in the UK at the moment that a person got rid of a diamond ring, as they didn’t think it had the look or sparkle of a diamond. Then it turned out to be worth over $350,000! The article can be read here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39995908
So if there is a piece of jewelry that does look a little bit dull, then don’t underestimate it. Consider the condition of it and if it could be brought back to life. It could be worth a lot of money



Consult a Professional

Following along from the previous point, it could be worth seeing a professional about your item of jewelry. If you’re not sure about something like a diamond ring, as mentioned, then talk to a professional about it. They might be able to help you see the value of the piece. It can save you spending a lot if it isn’t actually worth much, for instance. 
A site like http://yourdiamondguru.com/reviews/james-allen/ could be able to help you as they have diamond professionals to speak to.



Look For Markings

It is surprising just how many people don’t check the pieces or look for any particular markings. A vintage piece or Versace jewelry is going to have been made in Italy, right? So So if it says ‘made in China’ on it, you know that it is going to be a counterfeit piece. You should look for brand logos and make sure that all spelling is correct.










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