What to do with Inherited Jewelry & Trinkets

When a loved one has passed away, you collect the important and sentimental items you want and need, but what happens when you end up with a slew of unimportant tangibles and items that you’ve never seen before? And what happens when you get 2500 things you can’t or won’t use?   Any piece of…

Selling Jewelry from an Ex-Boyfriend or Ex-Girlfriend

Selling Jewelry from an Ex-Boyfriend or Ex-Girlfriend

It’s Too Nice To Throw Away, But You Don’t Want It   When a relationship ends, you’re left picking up many pieces, both figuratively and literally. You can sometimes feel lost, and when it’s time to go through all of your things, it feels like you fall further down the rabbit hole. This is how…

How to Clean Antique Jewelry

How to Clean Antique Jewelry

Your antique jewelry is only as valuable as you want it to be, meaning your level of care determines its resale value and worth. If any of your pieces are sentimental, then they are priceless and irreplaceable, so caring for them is even more crucial.   To preserve the beauty of antique diamond jewelry, follow…

Information on How to Find and Collect Antique or Estate Jewelry

It all starts with an heirloom   When a little girl gets a unique piece of jewelry from an elder family member like an aunt or a grandmother, the sentiment stays with her forever. This is why you find many women almost addicted to finding rare, beautiful estate jewelry.   As we grow, we obtain…

Is “The Great Gatsby” Responsible for Twenties Styles and Vintage Jewelry Trending?

Is “The Great Gatsby” Responsible for Twenties Styles and Vintage Jewelry Trending?

    The twenties were a time for change, rebellion, music, movies, and of course, the fall from financial stability to financial ruin for some. Though past, it’s safe to say that “The Roaring Twenties” are an unforgettable time period, and subsequently, they always make their way back into the mainstream, somehow.     In…

The May Birthstone: The Emerald

  As a child, how many people have dreamed of visiting the Emerald City just like Dorothy and friends in the famed Wizard of Oz? Shimmering green peaks that adorn the entire city looked so magical and mystical!   If you were born in the month of May, you also get to share in the…

The April Birthstone: Diamond

The April Birthstone: Diamond

    Whether vintage or modern, birthstone jewelry holds significant sentiment for the one who wears it. Many of us love receiving birthstones as gifts because it symbolizes the first month of life, and it shows that the giver knows you very well. It is one thing to remember a birthday, but to know and…

The Allure of Antique Pocket Watches

The Allure of Antique Pocket Watches

I remember my grandfather had one of those odd-looking antique watches. I was about 5-years-old when he showed it to me. It was round, silver, heavy and had a chain on it. He told me it was called a “pocket watch,” and I was skeptical. Was he pulling my leg? He flipped the lid up…

Cleaning & Storing Antique or Vintage Jewelry

Cleaning & Storing Antique or Vintage Jewelry

  Caring for Aged Jewelry Your vintage and antique jewelry is precious, for more reasons than just the price, and we get that. You obtain this dated jewelry from various situations in life, through inheritance and through purchasing. This means that your jewelry is expensive, sentimental, or very rare. Regardless of how you obtained the…

Finding Sought After Antiques at Estate Sales

  You’re looking for the perfect watch, ring, or other piece of jewelry. You want it to last. You want it to have some value and character. With your sights set on a beautiful vintage piece of jewelry, it’s important to know where to look. So, where exactly should you look? Similarly, how do you…