Values shown in this price guide reflect the actual selling price in the venue stated in parenthesis after the value. Prices realized for similar collectible jewelry sold in other venues may be higher or lower depending on market fluctuations and geographical region. Crystal necklaces were like strands of pearls, everyone had one in the s.
Desirable rhinestone jewelry features prong-set rhinestones, rhinestones made of glass, and open-backed rhinestones. Photos courtesy of Linda Miller. With so much vintage costume jewelry on the market, how do you determine what to buy for a good investment?
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Trifari Costume Jewelry is the namesake of its founder, Gustavo Trifari. A native of Naples, Italy, Gustavo Trifari was born to a family of goldsmiths. He established the Trifari firm in In the early part of that decade, Trifari worked with his uncle under the company name of Trifari and Trifari.
What do you do? For 34 years, I have been repairing and selling costume and estate jewelry at Rhinestone Rosie in Queen Anne. I might not normally visit.
Things we might think are so valuable can be worth mere dollars, and others that look like a simple chain are worth thousands. One of the first things you can do when you acquire a new piece of jewelry is to look for hallmarks. These markings are usually located on the clasp of a necklace, the inside of a ring or bracelet, or the post of an earring.
Note: We do not offer appraisals on jewelry that contains precious stones, such as diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. Coco Chanel greatly popularized costume jewelry in her time, donning faux pearls and other pieces by famous designers. It is important to note the distinction between costume jewelry and fine jewelry.
This stunning sapphire halo ring is one of a kind with its mixed cut diamond halo and beautiful cornflower blue sapphire. It would make a stunning alternative engagement ring or gorgeous gift idea for a vintage jewelry lover. Likely a series of replacements over the years.
Dolezals S. If you have a piece that you are fond of, but are unaware of the current value, let one of our appraisers here at Dolezals S. We have over 40 years of experience in the business and are happy to come to your location to appraise items.
We do not sell antique jewelry, which is defined as at least years old. Many of the styles you've probably heard about -- Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Retro -- originated during the early s and are considered antique. In turn, these early eras inspired the design of vintage costume jewelry from the ss. Keep your eyes out for flora, fauna, enamel, kitschy motifs, figurals, and rhinestones.