Written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques
What is it about antique jewellery that makes it so alluring? The truth is it’s not just one quality. There are many aspects of antique jewellery that make it captivating to collectors and average consumers, many of whom are searching for that special treasure among a sea of contemporary knockoffs and low-quality costume jewellery. Here are the top three reasons people are drawn to antique and vintage jewellery.
They just don’t make jewellery the way they used to. The quality of antique, vintage, and estate jewellery is superior to contemporary jewellery in many ways. Everything from the precious metals and stones to the construction of the pieces they used back then are of higher quality. This is why a piece that is 50 years old can still hold it beauty and structure after all these years.
Most of today’s jewellery designs are copied from designers of previous generations, which is why many people rather purchase the originals. For example, estate jewellery from the 1920s might feature the popular art deco style that has been copied and recopied generation after generation. You can even find a piece that was created by a popular designer.
Many people collect or purchase antique jewellery simply it’s rare. A one-of-a-kind piece is something worth keeping and cherishing. If you find a unique piece at an estate sale or antique shop, you know you’re buying something that no one else has. The quality, design, and rarity of a piece make it worth more than contemporary jewellery.
Cynthia Findlay Antiques is an estate, vintage, and contemporary jewellery retailer located in Toronto, Canada. Visit the website to view unique antique rings, décor, and dining pieces.