Old Diamond Jewelry
Old diamond jewelry can be classified as estate, antique, or vintage. An estate diamond jewelry is previously owned jewelry obtained from estates or sold to others. Antiques, on the other hand, are jewelry pieces that are at least 100 years old. Lastly, Vintage items are pieces that are at least 20 years old.
Defining Old Diamond Jewelry By Era
Old diamond jewelry styles can be tied to a certain period in history. Below are the periods where old diamond jewelry might come from.
- Georgian Era (1714-1847) – The Georgian Era spans from the reign of Kings George I, II, III, IV, and King William IV. Jewelry from this period is typically hand-drafted. Jewelry from this Era is extremely rare as most outdated pieces are melted and made into newer jewelry that fits the current trend of that time.
- Victorian Era (1835-1901) – The Victorian Era was divided into three periods: the Romantic period, Mourning period, and the Late Victorian period. Each period reflects a different style in diamond jewelry.
During the Romantic period, the most popular pieces of jewelry were brooches and lockets. Diamonds were very popular in this period. When Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, died, jewelry during this time was typically dark and gloomy. Dark gemstones were used. Lastly, during the late Victorian period, jewelry designs were feminine, featuring floral and feminine designs. Diamonds were again used during this period.
- Art Nouveau Era (1895 – 1910) – This Era briefly overlapped the Victorian Era and the Edwardian Era. Jewelry pieces during this time were considered feminine. Themes that were often used are orchids, butterflies, snakes, mermaids, and fairies with wings. Enamels were popular during this period, although diamonds were also used.
- Edwardian Era (1901-1920) – Diamond jewelry during this period was often extravagant in design as King Edward VII prefers luxurious and elegant looking jewelry that showed off his social status as king and his wealth.
- Art Deco Era (1920 – 1939) – The Art Deco Era jewelry was bolder, more masculine, and more stylish than its predecessor. Diamonds were often set on platinum or white gold during this time.
- Retro Era (1940-1949) – Diamond jewelry during this time was also called cocktail jewelry. Oversized jewelry pieces were the trend.
We BUY Old Diamond Jewelry
Do you have old diamond jewelry that you’re not using anymore and want out of your hands? We’ll be happy to take them from you and even pay you for them! Here at Nevada Coin Mart, we are the #1 buyer of old diamond jewelry in Las Vegas and Henderson, even in the entire Nevada state!
We offer free in-store evaluation for your piece using a state-of-the-art Thermo Scientific Niton X-Ray Spectrometer in order to accurately analyze and measure precious metal contents in your piece. This will ensure that you get top-dollar for your items.
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