November 18, 2011

Three Helpful Tips in Buying Vintage Jewelry

Shopping for vintage jewelry is an overwhelming task. You have to extensively check every jewelry piece to make sure that there are no broken clasps, missing stones or even tarnished metals. Although it is a challenging task, it is also very fulfilling especially if you have found a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry at a very good price too. To help you with your jewelry shopping, here are some tips that you may find very useful:
  1. Visit a vintage shop or even a flea market to find one. It is best to talk with the dealer. Most dealers would know important details about the piece of jewelry such as the estimated value.
  2.  Check the underside of the piece of jewelry that you plan to buy. Usually these pieces have mark to show what type of metal it's made from. If it's made of silver, you would see a mark that says either “sterling” or “925”
  3.  Do your research on what type of piece you would want to buy. In this way, once you a good piece then you would know from what era it came from. You can decide whether it is a good buy or not.

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