If you love to accessorize, you’re always looking for something new and trendy to mix and match with your outfits. But why not start looking for something old instead?
Whether you’re looking for a gift for her or treating yourself to a little bling, vintage jewelry is the way to go. What makes these antique treasures so much better than any piece of modern jewelry you could ever buy?
There’s Nothing Else Like It
When you walk into a modern jewelry store, you’re greeted with rows and rows of identical diamond and gold jewelry. Whatever you choose, you can be sure that there are hundreds of other people who own the same exact piece – with vintage jewelry, this is not the case.
Because it was made before the days of automation and mass production, each piece of vintage jewelry is unique – you’ll be hard-pressed to find a duplicate. And unlike today’s modern market that’s oversaturated with the same standard diamond and gold pieces, vintage jewelry is more likely to feature colorful gemstones and intricate handmade designs you won’t find under the glass of any modern jewelry store.
When people see your vintage accessories and ask “where can I get one of those?” you can tell them that it’s one of a kind!
The value of a piece of vintage jewelry goes beyond looks alone – each piece is culturally significant, a snapshot of another period of time. The style and material can tell you a lot about what people valued at the time, and you might even be able to find out who the piece belonged to.
Most people own antique jewelry that was passed on to them by a parent, who got it from their parent, and so on and so on. It’s much more meaningful to pass on jewelry with a rich history than it is to pass down something modern with no story attached to it yet.
Back in the good old days, a lot of things were just better – the people were friendlier, the fashion was more elegant, and most things were made by hand, not mass-produced in a factory. Vintage jewelry was made by artisans, masters of their craft, so you can anticipate the highest quality. Not only is the craftsmanship of the highest quality, but the fact that they’re made by hand also means that they are far rarer than modern pieces.
Don’t be turned off by the age of a piece of antique jewelry – you can easily have it refurbished and back to its original glory.
The Best Selection of Vintage Jewelry in NYC
You can find antique jewelry at estate sales, yard sales, thrift shops – you might even stumble upon a vintage treasure for a low price. But there are plenty of fakes, dupes, and scams out there, which is why the best place to find authentic vintage jewelry is at a store that specializes in genuine antique collection and appraisal.
For the best selection of vintage and antique jewelry, stop by Syl-Lee Antiques in New York. We’ve spent the last 40 years collecting necklaces, rings, earrings, brooches, and more from bygone eras of extraordinary craftsmanship and class, so you’re sure to find a treasure that you adore. Talk with any one of our friendly antique experts to find out the history behind a piece of jewelry or to find out how much you might be able to sell your own pieces for. For more information, call us at (212) 366-9466 or visit our contact page.