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New jewelry is being put out this week just in time for our biggest sale of the year, all estate jewelry is 50% off!!!! Come and visit us from November 22 to the 30th. . . . #estatejewelry #blackfridaysale #blackfriday #jewelrysale #tanzanite #earrings #diamond

estate earrings

Estate jewelry is any piece of jewelry that is used. This term encompasses all second-hand jewelry, regardless of whether it could be defined as antique or vintage. The item could be less than a month old and it could still be considered estate jewelry.

For example, say you got engaged four years ago with a brand new diamond ring, but you decided to call off the wedding. Last week you finally sold your ring to a jeweler. When reselling the ring, the jeweler would classify this ring as a piece of estate jewelry.

Instead of describing all used pieces as estate jewelry, dealers usually limit this term to jewelry that was made within the last 30 years. Anytime this term is used to describe a piece of jewelry that may look like it's much older than this, inquire to verify the exact age with the seller.

Sometimes the use of the term “estate” can be a reproduction indicator. It is safe to assume that whenever a dealer says “estate” without any other mention of the item's age, that piece of jewelry is not very old at all.

Vintage Jewelry

Jewelry has to be at least 20 to 30 years old to be considered vintage. This could be anything made during the 1990s or earlier. Vintage is probably the most common term of the three since it encompasses a large collection of periods when jewelry was mass-produced.

Would an engagement ring from the 1800s be considered vintage? Technically speaking, yes. Although instead of classifying the ring as vintage, most dealers would call the ring antique so they can highlight just how old the ring is.

What about your grandmother's engagement ring from the 1940s? That would be considered a vintage engagement ring.

Antique Jewelry

Antique jewelry is any piece of jewelry that is about 100 years old or older. Many art deco pieces from the 1920s are now considered antique, especially those made in the earlier part of the decade. When an item is called “antique” by a reliable dealer, you can rest assured that the heirloom is very old.

Beware of the term “antique style” which is another reproduction indicator. Anytime the word “style” is used when describing a piece of jewelry that appears to be old but there is no other mention of the item's age, this could mean the item is a reproduction.

Own a piece of the past with Atwood beautiful collection of Estate rings. From fashion diamond rings to colorful gemstones, our selection fits every taste and style. We also carry men's estate rings.​

If Atwood Estate earrings could tell you what they’ve heard over time, what beautiful stories would be told. From diamond, gemstone and gold, our selection fits all tastes and styles.

Atwood Estate necklaces are one-of-a-kind, timeless and beautiful. Own a piece of the past with our extensive collection of gold, diamond, cameo and gemstone necklaces

Own a piece of the past with Atwood collection of vintage pins. We offer unique designs including cameos, flowers, diamond and gemstone pins.

When in doubt, contact an expert you trust to help you figure out what type of estate jewelry you are dealing with. Sometimes styles and trends repeat themselves, so it takes a lot of finesse and education to date the item correctly. Come visit our store and grab your favourite piece of jewelry for 50% off only . Limited time! Limited Offer!

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