How To Sell Vintage Jewelry Online
Looking to sell vintage jewelry? At WP Diamonds, we buy diamond and designer vintage jewelry in as little as 24 hours. Our process is free of charge, no hidden fees or commissions. Whether your inherited a vintage diamond ring or no longer love your vintage Cartier watch, our luxury experts are here to help.
How To Sell Vintage Jewelry Online
Just like your vintage jewelry, our process is unique. We want to give you the most accurate price quote, so we ask that you fill out our online form.We can then provide free shipping and insurance to send your items in, as well as in person appointments are our offices in NYC, Hong Kong, Tokyo and the UK. Don’t worry, if things don’t work out, we send your items back to you insured and free of charge.
What Is Vintage Jewelry?
Pieces that are between 20-100 years old are classified as Vintage jewelry. Vintage jewelry is usually classified as estate jewelry. The 1930’s to 1980’s represent the largest and most valuable category of vintage items that we regularly purchase. One defining characteristic of valuable Vintage jewelry is its collectability or desirability. Jewelry that is ‘vintage inspired’ but not from one of the Vintage periods will not produce the same value as true Vintage pieces. WP Diamonds does however purchase pre-owned jewelry of most types.
What Is The Difference Between Vintage Jewelry And Antique Jewelry?
The key difference between Vintage and Antique is the time period of manufacture of the item in question. Vintage jewelry falls between 20-100 years old. Antique items are defined as older than 100 years. This results in a big difference in styles, values and prominent manufacturers.
About WP Diamonds
With over 150 years of experience in the jewelry industry, our experts can provide you with a pin point appraisal of your vintage jewelry, considering market conditions. Our process is unique and ensures that you get the best price for your estate jewelry in as little time as possible.
We would gladly meet you for an in-person valuation with one of our experts at our location on 5th Avenue in NYC. We will be able to asses your vintage jewelry and make you an offer in the appointment. Our offices are modern and comfortable and we offer an upscale professional service. Simply click the Schedule An Appointment button below.
Vintage Jewelry We Buy
- Cufflinks & Dress Studs
- Watch Chain Charms & Fobs
Vintage Manufacturers We Are Interested In Purchasing Include:
Cartier, Tiffany, Asprey, Buccelatti, Boucheron, Bulgari, Caldwell, Chanel, Chaumet, Christopher Dresser, David Webb, Faberge, Fouquet, Garrard, Georg Jensen, Harry Winston, Hector Aguilar, Liberty & Co, Marcus & Co, Oscar Hayman Bros, Seaman Schepps, Schlumberger, Shreve & Co, Shreve Crump & Low, Raymond Yard, Rene Lalique, Van Cleef & Arpels
If you are unsure about what you have please contact us, we would be glad to help.
Factors That Determine The Value of Vintage Jewelry
- Historic period or period significance
- Intrinsic value
- Collectability / demand
What Are The Different Types Of Vintage Jewelry?
The 1920’s to 1930’s were coined the Art Deco period. The roaring 20’s embraced geometric designs and bold colors, resulting in highly attractive pieces that are very collectable. The post war period was characterized by optimism and a newfound lust for life. Jewelry designs reflected this sentiment and as a result beautiful pieces were created by major designers of the time such as Tiffany, Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels, Harry Winston, Lalique and Mauboussin, among others. Sapphires, rubies and emeralds provided gorgeous splashes of color utilized by both major and minor manufacturers.
Classified typically between 1930-1950s, the Retro era was a golden era in jewelry design with flamboyant design heavily influenced by Hollywood. With the Great Depression influencing the start of the period, designers embraced the recovery with bright colors and bigger bolder pieces.
The 1950’s to the late 1960’s lend itself to the ‘modern vintage era’. Diamonds became a big feature of the modern era and platinum became a staple of a lot of the designs, especially coupled with diamonds. The overall design aesthetic of the period was an increase sophistication and intricacy.
Art Moderne Jewelry
Despite some overlap with Retro Jewelry, Art Moderne Jewelry is a standalone category in its own right. It’s little known due to the lack of manufacturing numbers. Art Moderne Jewelry are usually one of kind pieces that tend to be smaller in size than Retro. The jewelry tends to reflect independent design principles and was often produced by independent designers.