Old Diamond Jewelry
Old diamond jewelry can be classified as estate, antique, or vintage. More specifically, estate diamond jewelry is any jewelry that has had previous owners. On the other hand, antiques 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 synonymous 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. Jewelers from this era usually handcraft their items. As a result of their incapability to mass-produce jewelry, pieces from this era are now extremely hard to fine. Meanwhile, smiths have melted the most out-of-date pieces from this time into newer jewelry that fits the current trend.
- 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 of diamond jewelry.
During the Romantic period, the most popular pieces of jewelry were brooches and lockets. Diamonds were very popular in this period. The Mourning period was around when Prince Albert died. During this time, people mostly wore jewelry that carried dark and gloomy gemstones. Meanwhile, in late Victorian period, people would wear jewelry with designs that were feminine, featuring floral and feminine designs. Of course, their jewelry had diamonds, too.
- Art Nouveau Era (1895 – 1910) – This Era briefly overlapped the Victorian Era and the Edwardian Era. Jewelry pieces during this time were feminine. They often had themes that had to with nature such as orchids, butterflies, snakes, mermaids, and fairies with wings. Enamels were popular during this period, although diamonds were also used.
Other Notable Eras
- 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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