I would like to share some date and value tips on how to invest money in antique jewelry that I have picked up over the years as an antique dealer at Years after Year.
To wear and enjoy a beautiful piece of antique and vintage jewelry with history can be a wonderful, exhilarating experience. The more you collect, the more you want to collect!
That's one way of knowing the piece is at least 60 years old and more.
During the war years of the 1940s there was a shortage of base metals where it affected the jewelry industry so sterling silver was substituted.
Fine Jewelry containing Diamonds or Precious Stones such as Rubies, Emeralds and Sapphires are either bezel-set, inset or set with prongs and will always have open-backs for maximum brightness.