Antique jewelry is jewelry that is at least one hundred years old.
There are many reasons antique jewelry is a unique choice, most notably how the jewelry was made.
Why is Antique Jewelry Unique?
Antique jewelry is so unique because the techniques used to produce it cannot be replicated today. It was handmade, so no two items are identical. Antique items are not only distinctive because each piece is one of a kind, but because they are built to last for years to come. With your jewelry search, it is important to make sure you’re buying from a jeweler you can trust like Charles Schwartz. After all we’ve been helping our customers find their perfect pieces of jewelry for over 100 years.
Vintage jewelry is often confused with antique but they are both very distinct. Vintage jewelry is jewelry that is at least one generation old, which currently describes the period before the 1980’s. All antique jewelry is handmade, while only some vintage jewelry is handmade.
Reasons to Choose Antique Jewelry
- It’s a part of history: Each piece can represent a different era of the past such as Edwardian or Art Deco. You can choose which style best matches your tastes or an expert jeweler like those at Charles Schwartz can help you find a good fit. Regardless, each item has a story to tell. Buying an antique piece helps to keep that era alive and prevents history from being forgotten by future generations.
- It’s a conversation starter: Each piece has the power to start a “where did you find that?” conversation because each one is entirely unique. This can be particularly valuable when it comes to engagement rings if you’re looking for a ring that no one else will have.