Vintage Jewelry and Ornament Collectibles

by WriterArtist

There never has been such a keen desire and growing interest in vintage jewelry designs as the contemporary times.Collecting antique ornament collectibles can become addiction.

People drawn towards yellow metal and gemstones find pride in their vintage collections. This is a class of collectors who pride themselves in the field of antique ornament collectibles.

Antique jewellery and Ornament collectibles could enhance your collections too. If you are attracted to antique patterns and motifs, there is an ever increasing demand for vintage jewelry designs that are made from beads, pearls, gemstones, and diamonds.

From Etruscan art to Lalique's Art Nouveau enameling and the enormous compelling designs of modern period, jewellery has always fascinated us as adornments. Collecting these exotic pieces can become a full time passion and business.

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What is Vintage precisely?







If you consult a dictionary you will come out with its meaning “belonging to an era”, possibly a bygone era in the current context because what enacts vintage for you might be modern to your great grandmother.

Vintage Jewelry


The vintage collectibles have prominent iron work, silver metal, armours, enamels and brass work of medieval historical period that are mostly displayed in museums and silver galleries. Most of the splendour in ornament collectibles is retained because they were well taken care of in preserving the heritage.


However, some of the ornament collectibles exist in fragments and their counter parts are lost or mutilated in wars and thefts. Such ornament collectibles though rare will give a new dimension to your vintage collection.

Vintage Collection

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Warman's Vintage Jewelry: Identification And Price Guide

Warman's Vintage Jewelry: Identification And Price Guide
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Antique Jewelry Inheritance











History is the witness to many marvelous pieces of extinct and eclectic designs that have each a story to tell. You might be the lucky grandchild who inherited a rare item of antique jewelry from your grandmother, perhaps a jewelry box with a gold brooch or a diamond pendant that commands an attractive price not only for the motif but for the valued inherent gold or gemstones in it.

Collecting Vintage Jewelry

Where to find the Gems?


You do not have to be a millionaire to give direction to your dream. Any collection whatsoever starts frugally, time and trends make it timeless and worthy. You should look out for garage sales, flea markets, antique auctions and the likes for authentic and vintage jewellery.


Old jewelry is hidden and you never know where its next source is. Keeping a watchful eye for fakes and increasing your knowledge for antique jewelry can grow into a full time business. It is satisfying to see your dreams come true while your collections grow.

Warman's Jewelry: Identification & Price Guide

Warman's Jewelry: Identification & Price Guide
Krause Publ
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Pricing Ornament Collectibles


Vintage ornament collectibles can be extremely beautiful but delicate and fragile. Antique ornaments come with old fashioned design of beautiful carvings, art and angels, among others. Old wreaths and garland ornament collectibles come in various metals and hues decorated with roses and laurels.

The ornament collectibles comes in various images of birds, trees and animals. Some of the antique jewelry boxes narrate an ancient tale of handmade artistry. The noble metals that adorned Royal Aristocrats ranged from gold, silver, pearls, precious stones and diamonds. Beautiful brass pots and bronze potteries, and even earthen ornaments from the vintage collection are depicted with awe and are invaluable and priceless.


For pricing one can look journals, price guides and experts in this matter. There are even clubs which share like-minded fans, their ideas and prized possessions.

What is vintage era jewelry according to you?

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Updated: 07/09/2015, WriterArtist
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DerdriuMarriner on 01/04/2023

The third sentence -- that "You should look out for garage sales, flea markets, antique auctions and the likes for authentic and vintage jewellery" -- in the first paragraph to your next-to-last subheading, Collecting Vintage Jewelry, is particularly thought-provoking.

Which one of those unexpected sources would be likeliest to have vintage jewelry or would all of them be about equal as such sources?

WriterArtist on 07/10/2015

@blackspanielgallery - It is amazing to know that even in those times, there was focus on craftsmanship and the details were carefully carried out.

WriterArtist on 07/10/2015

@CruiseReady - Yes, it is surprising that the artisans paid attention to finer details in those days. They certainly will look great on a Christmas tree.

WriterArtist on 07/10/2015

@sheilamarie - Vintage jewelry looks awesome with matching dress.

WriterArtist on 07/10/2015

@Digby_Adams - Yes, with internet easily accessible, you can find good designs online too.

AngelaJohnson on 07/09/2015

No, I rarely wear jewelry, but I do love looking at it in antique stores and flea markets.

blackspanielgallery on 07/08/2015

So much attention was paid to detail years ago.

CruiseReady on 07/08/2015

The ornaments of a bygone era are still just as stunning on a Christmas tree as they were the day they were made.

sheilamarie on 07/08/2015

These is a nice collection of vintage jewelry. They would be fun to wear.

Digby_Adams on 07/08/2015

I love antique and vintage jewelry. There's lots of it in thrift shops as well as on line.

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