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Antique vs. Vintage Jewelry

May 14, 2015

Hand-me-down jewelry, is it antique or vintage?

If you happen upon an older-style piece of jewelry, how do you know if it’s vintage or antique? Both can be valuable, but there is a pretty significant difference.

     Estate Jewelry

  • Any jewelry that is previously owned- it’s as simple as that!

     Vintage Jewelry

  • Jewelry that is previously owned, but less than 100 years old

  • If it was made post-1920’s, it’s vintage!

       

     Antique Jewelry

    • Jewelry that is previously owned, and is over 100 years old

    • If it was made pre-1920’s, its antique!