There are many different types of jewellery available at an antique jewellery store. If you are looking for a unique piece for a loved one or for yourself, then you can find a lot of valuable items in antique stores. Some jewellery has been kept in families for generations and some of the older items from the 19th and early 20th centuries can fetch a very high price and are worth a lot of money.
It doesn’t matter what type of jewellery you are after or for what occasion, there is always an item that will meet your needs!
Weddings and Engagement Rings
Many people wonder about what kind of wedding or engagement ring to get for their significant other, and antique jewellery is one option that is a favourite for a number of reasons. First, the jewellery and stones have been on the “market” for many generations. This means that they are not related to current problems in trading of precious metals and stones, such as the issues with the diamond trade in Africa. At the same time, you will be able to get a valuable piece of jewellery that does not use laboratory-made cubic zirconia in place of diamonds.
When it comes to unique rings, there are many options to pick from. Diamonds, south sea pearls, rubies, emeralds, jade, and many other precious and semi-precious stones are used to decorate bands of precious metal such as gold, silver and platinum.
For instance, why not consider a diamond-studded platinum ring instead of a traditional gold wedding band? Or how about a wedding ring inlaid with rare black opals or pearl from the South Sea? They come in 9ct, 14ct, and even 18ct varieties.
Cufflinks and Shirt Studs
An antique jewellery item for men can be the wide range of cufflinks, shirt studs, and buttons that were the fashion of the day in previous centuries. These items are still available at antique jewellery dealers and if you are looking for a good gift for your husband or boyfriend, then consider speciality cufflinks.
They can be made from gold, silver and other precious metals and they can be inlaid with precious or semi-precious stones. The type of jewellery you buy will depend on the relationship you have with the person and the occasion you are giving it for. Also, you will want to get a valuable gift like this for someone who needs to look very professional, either for business reasons or for cultural and social occasions.
Earrings, Pendants and Lockets
When you go to antique jewellery dealers, you will have access to a range of items ideal for accessories. Both men and women wear these types of jewellery and you can find a gift for anyone.
Earrings come in two varieties, a ring that can hold a bangle or a hanging decoration, or simple studs that are pierced through the lower part of the earlobe. You can get earrings inlaid with pearls, diamonds, and many other stones. Antique jewellery earrings are usually made of precious metals.