Vintage Jewelry by Era

Like everything, over time, fine jewelry follows trends. These specific stylizations can help you identify the age of your heirloom piece, or can even help you identify the style you'd like to have for your next purchase. The following time periods have their own special jewelry trends: Georgian: Georgian-era jewelry is fairly hard to come by as much of it has been dismantled over the years. Therefore, it represents some of the most sought-after estate jewelry. Lots of Georgian jewelry features hand-cut stones, and gold and rose-gold settings. Victorian: During the Late Victorian or Aesthetic period, jewelers used diamonds and feminine, bright...

How to Update Inherited Jewelry

Often, heirlooms (usually jewelry) are handed down between generations. It is a wonderful custom to share valuable pieces between grandmother, mother, and granddaughter.   But, the downside of this wonderful custom is that sometimes, certain eras can have dramatically different styles than the time period after them.   There's no reason you should be wearing around an outdated piece of jewelry, or worse yet, NOT wearing a piece that was in your family because it's not your style, or just doesn't fit you. Some jewelry shops have sprung up recently online, where you send in your family's piece, and have the...