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I know a lot of you have been wondering, “What is estate jewelry? Is it jewelry that has been purchased at an estate sale? Or jewelry that belonged to a person who is now deceased? Or is it jewelry that looks old and vintage?” Let us clarify a couple of things for you.
The simplest definition of estate jewelry is jewelry that is pre-owned. It can come from many different time periods and several pieces may differ from one another. Estate jewelry can date back as far as the early Victorian era (1837-1855) and can be more recent, such as the Retro jewelry era (1945-1960)
A lot of people confuse estate jewelry with antique jewelry. Estate jewelry is just a pre-owned piece, but antique jewelry has to be at least 100 years old to be classified as antique jewelry. Although antique jewelry may be estate jewelry, estate jewelry is not always necessarily antique jewelry.
At The Diamond Gallery of Naperville we have been buying and selling estate jewelry since 1980. We have experienced honest appraisers on staff which can sort through all of your mom's or grandmas jewelry with precision and care. We then buy the jewelry on the spot, refurbish it and try to find those pieces a new home.
We continuously buy rings between 50 and 100 years old. Items that are too worn can be rebuilt to near original condition and passed on to children, or detailed and placed in our estate case, or sometimes sold for the metal scrap value. For one of a kind incredible values stop in and check out our estate cases which are constantly changing!
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