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 more vintage pieces and begin to learn more. When humans are interested in something, learning becomes fun and we thirst for more knowledge. This is how vintage jewelry enthusiasts were born.


Some collect sentimental pieces, or shop purely on aesthetics. However, most collectors have a favorite era, theme, or gemstone.


You can find beautiful, once-in-a-blue-moon pieces that complement your look and personality perfectly. All you have to do is pinpoint your favorites and look for that particular style.




Georgian pieces include large, floral brooches, long ‘chandelier earrings’, and simple, specific designs like low necklines to complement the earrings.


Edwardian jewelry is often platinum or white gold, including diamonds in flower and star shape settings. Victorian refers to an era of romance. Hearts, bows, and gems bring this jewelry to life.


Some enthusiasts prefer to search for vintage jewelry of their favorite gem or birthstone. Below, you’ll find a useful guide on the calendar of birthstones.


  • January – Garnet
  • February – Amethyst
  • March – Aquamarine
  • April – Diamond
  • May – Emerald
  • June – Pearl
  • July – Ruby
  • August – Peridot
  • September – Sapphire
  • October – Tourmaline Opal
  • November – Topaz/Citrine
  • December – Turquoise

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