Estate Jewellery

Estate jewellery can be didvided into Antique jewellery, vintage jewellery and previously owned.

We have a large selection in our Estate case, which changes daily. Please inquire, as we have many items that are not on display.

We calculate the cost to make the piece today, then set the price.  We take 40% off at the cash register.  All our pieces are in good repair and have been surgically cleaned before they are put in the showcase.

Periods of Estate and Vintage Jewellery-

Jewellery which is termed "vintage" includes many decades or eras. Each era has many different designs.

Georgian Jewellery (1714-1837)

Georgian era jewellery is handmade, and is very rare.

Early Victorian (1837-1855)

Early Victorian jewellery features nature-inspired designs. Frequently, these designs would be engraved into gold. Lockets and brooches were popular everyday jewellery, gemstones and diamonds were worn during the evening.

Mid-Victorian (1856-1880)

Because the Mid-Victorian era corresponded with the death of Queen Victoria's husband, many pieces have very somber designs. Known as mourning jewellery, the pieces feature heavy looking, dark stones. Jet, onyx, amethyst, and garnets are frequently found in jewellery from this period. The jewellery designs also became very creative.

Late Victorian (1885-1900)

During this period, jewellers used diamonds and bright feminine gemstones such as sapphires, peridot and spinel. Star and crescent designs as well as elaborate hat pins were also popular.

Arts and Crafts Jewellery (1894-1923)

Due to the Industrial revolution, many jewellers rebelled during this movement. They returned to making intricate jewellery designs with hand-made craftmanship. It is common for this era of jewellery to be simple in pattern, made of colourful uncut stones.

Art Nouveau (1895-1915)

Designed by Rene Jules Lalique in France and other jewellers in America, Art Nouveau jewellery features nature designs such as flowers and butterflies.

Edwardian Jewellery (1901-1915)

This period was born when Queen Victoria died and her son Edward became King. During this period, expensive gemstones like diamonds, emeralds and rubies in elaborate designs were the fashion.

Art Deco (1915-1935)

Influenced by African, Egyptian and Japanese themes, Art Deco is famous for its geometric designs, sharp lines, and bright colours. Bakelite, celluloid, enamel and doublets were used more frequently than any other era. Necklaces were long and many bracelets were worn at the same time. Amber and murano beads were worn as chokers. Highly polished metals were used for accessories, like handbags. Designers refer to the Deco era as the time between the two world wars.

Retro Jewellery (1945-1960)

Inspired by Hollywood, Retro jewellery is colourful and bold. Large coctail rings, bracelets, watches, necklaces, and charm bracelets all had elaborate designs.

 


Custom 18K Gold, 49 X 36.5 mm, ruby, sapphire, emerald and white sapphire. 3.0cttw, 32.6 grams.
PRICE: $2699.99 SOLD


14K yellow Gold, men's Solar watch with 1.0 cttw diamonds on face. Recently serviced.
PRICE: $4500.00

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