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Antique Jewelry can be for that Special Occasion

Aug 1, 2008
Antique jewelry is an item most women love. So much so that even modern brides may be seen walking down the aisle adorning vintage jewelry with pride. There are many beautiful pieces to buy from: studded necklaces, antique engagement rings, crosses pendants, brooches, bracelets, lockets and many other wonderful pieces of timeless art and beauty.

A common saying is that they don't make things like they used to do. This saying can without a doubt apply to antique jewelry. The way these beautiful pieces were crafted, presenting a beautiful finished product that has stood the test of time all these years is truly outstanding. Not forgetting that craftsmen centuries ago didn't have all the tools and equipment that people use today and had to rely on skill and hand craftsmanship.

There are many who love Antique jewelry and often wonder about the historical past of their fine delicate pieces. This is an accessory that has been passed down from generation to generation, and if these remarkable items could put their past into words some amazing stories could be told. There are also many antique jewelry lovers who enjoy researching the origin and historical background as well as wearing the pieces.

Casual antique jewelry will always be best worn in the daytime. Those who are going out in the evening for a special meal or evening out will love to wear something that is a bit more extravagant. Adjourning a fabulous pair of antique earrings or necklace will put a sparkle in any woman's eyes, making them feel like a fairy tale princess.

The best way to purchase these lovely pieces is to go to any local auctions in your area who deal in this type of jewelry, or word of mouth through friends who have the same taste. Another way is to scour your local paper for any forthcoming house sale auctions. These types of sales usually mean that the entire contents of the house, including the furniture, paintings and jewelry may be up for auction. The way many people shop today is online. Ebay is example of this but make sure you do thorough research and homework to ensure you pay the right price.

Jewelers fairs is a good way to look at many different pieces and also to gain some knowledge of how jewelers will specify the age and value of certain pieces on display. There may be some pieces that they claim are from 1900 to 1950 (Edwardian, art deco and retro jewelry), and there may be heirloom pieces at least two centuries old from the late Georgian or Victorian eras.

Antique jewelry is not only purchased to wear. Many choose to buy a piece as an investment as this type of jewelry appreciates in value as the years progress. Even if you do not wear this type of jewelry it is worth buying a piece, even if you leave it in a safe box somewhere. If you buy right, it can only appreciate in value so no money will have been lost.
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If you are looking to buy antique wall clocks then the author has a large range at fantastic prices in his online store including German, Gilbert, Kroeber and Seth Thomas.
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