Estate

Estate jewelry is a term used to describe pre-owned jewelry or jewelry that has belonged to someone else. These pieces are often sought by many due to the unique designs that they possess. Estate jewelry has features that are not commonly found in modern jewelry. This makes them stand out and can add a touch of individuality to your jewelry collection. Many estate jewelry pieces were crafted by skilled artisans using traditional techniques, some of which may no longer be in practice. This means that they often feature high-quality craftsmanship and pristine attention to detail, making each piece one of a kind.

Estate jewelry pieces may have a history and a story behind them, which can add an extra layer of meaning to your jewelry. It can be sentimental to some, based on the previous owners. They may have been worn by famous figures or have been passed down through generations, adding to their value and charm. Buying estate jewelry is not just a way to discover treasures from the past. It’s a way to bring back old styles and buy jewelry in a more environmentally-friendly way.

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  • Estate jewelry is typically considered to be any piece of jewelry that is pre-owned by someone else. It does not have to be antique or vintage jewelry and can range from a few months to centuries old. Age does not matter as long as there is a previous owner. This can include a wide range of jewelry, including wedding rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and much more. Estate jewelry can be made from a variety of materials, including precious metals, gemstones, and anything of extreme value.

  • Estate diamond jewelry is a category of estate jewelry that refers explicitly to pre-owned diamond jewelry. These pieces of diamond jewelry can range from simple diamond stud earrings to elaborate diamond necklaces and everything in between. It can also include loose diamonds or gemstones. Estate diamond jewelry is often sought after for its one-of-a-kind designs. It can also be a wise investment as some pieces appreciate in value over time. If you choose carefully and take care of your estate diamond jewelry, it can become a valuable addition to your investment portfolio. Discover lost designs and incorporate new styles of the past with your modern wardrobe with our selection of Estate jewelry.

  • Determining the value of estate jewelry can be a complex process that involves a number of factors, including the materials used, the age of the piece, the condition of the piece, and more. It's crucial to have the jewelry appraised by a professional to get an accurate valuation. An appraiser will consider all of these factors and provide you with a value that reflects the true worth of the piece.

  • Cleaning estate jewelry is an integral part of maintaining its beauty and value. However, it's essential to be careful when cleaning vintage or antique pieces, as they can be delicate and easily damaged. It's best to use a gentle cleaning solution and avoid harsh chemicals. You can also take your estate jewelry to a professional jeweler for cleaning and thorough inspection. Professionals are able to see flaws or damage that might not be visible to the naked eye.

  • Antique jewelry and estate jewelry are similar in that they are both pre-owned or vintage pieces. However, antique jewelry is typically considered to be any piece that is over 100 years old. Estate jewelry is generally considered to be any piece that has had a previous owner, so this can include modern jewelry as well. Additionally, antique jewelry is often considered to be more valuable due to its rarity and if it has any historical significance.

    Estate jewelry and antique jewelry can be valuable additions to any jewelry collection. With the timeless designs, high-quality craftsmanship, and history behind each piece, it offers a range of benefits that make it a valuable investment. In addition, these pieces can be stylish statement pieces and stand the test of time in luxurious style and fashion. Browse our vast collection of estate jewelry and find a new treasure for your collection today.

  • For those looking to lighten their collection, selling estate jewelry can be a great way to make some extra money, but it can also be a bit overwhelming if you're not sure where to start. While Marks Jewelers offers competitive pricing, these pieces often have sentimental value. You don’t want to sell your jewelry to someone who doesn’t appreciate what the jewelry means to you and what made it so significant. Marks Jewelers has a resourceful and trustworthy staff ready to listen to your story and help you buy or sell your estate jewelry.

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