Since 1888, Charles Schwartz & Son has been buying and selling the finest antique jewelry in the Washington D.C. area. The antique jewelry experts here at Charles Schwartz & Son make the buying and selling process simple! Our staff of antique jewelry experts will evaluate your antique jewelry and family heirlooms to offer you the highest possible price, while treating each and every customer with the utmost care, professionalism, and confidentiality.
What is Antique Jewelry?
A piece of jewelry is considered “antique” if it is over 100 years old. Antique jewelry was crafted from high-quality materials with superior level of craftsmanship, leading to sturdy, high-quality pieces. For this reason, in addition to the old age and relative scarcity of antique jewelry, the majority of antique pieces are too valuable to be worn or displayed.
Antique Jewelry Eras
We purchase fine antique jewelry and gems from a variety of jewelry eras, including:
- Georgina Era (1717-1837)
- Victorian Era (1837-1901)
- Arts and Crafts Era (1894-1923)
- Edwardian Era (1901-1915)
- Art Nouveau Era (1895-1915)
To learn more about antique jewelry–along with the unique time periods that shaped them, visit our Jewelry Education Section.
With over 125 years of experience in the Washington DC jewelry industry—you can trust Charles Schwartz & Son to consult on any and all of your jewelry-related needs! For additional information, or to schedule an appointment to sell your antique jewelry, contact us today to set up a consultation.