Many people overlook vintage jewellery when they’re choosing a new ring, pair of earrings or bracelet, however there are so many benefits of choosing this type of jewellery to add to your collection. So, we’re here to introduce a few of those benefits for you to consider before you next buy a piece of jewellery. Make sure that you take time to ensure your jewellery is authenticated before purchasing (which can be done by asking for certifications), and you can enjoy a stunning, unique, cost effective and eco-friendly piece of vintage jewellery.
It Has A Unique Story Behind It
Firstly, every piece of vintage jewellery has a unique story behind it that you simply don’t get with modern jewellery. These pieces have been worn and loved before, whether it’s a piece that is 500 years old or 50 years old. However, the quality of these pieces mean they can still be worn today, and often come in pristine condition. This is helped by the fact that vintage jewellery largely is made by extremely talented jewellers who hand-crafted the pieces. In a time before mass production, every piece of jewellery was slightly different, and would have meant a lot to someone. You can continue to treasure these pieces that truly deserve it. This is particularly special if you’re choosing a vintage engagement ring, as you know it’s been a part of something special and you and your partner can continue that journey in your own marriage.
It’s More Cost Effective
Vintage jewellery is also a much more cost effective choice! Vintage jewellery has been owned before, and as a result, it is VAT exempt. So, you can buy a ring that has the same size and quality gemstone, the same metal and the same detailing, but for 20% less! This also goes for any other piece of vintage jewellery. Our only piece of advice is that if something sounds too good to be true, it may be, so make sure that you are buying authentic vintage jewellery, don’t be afraid to ask for certifications and learn a bit about hallmarking so you know what you’re looking out for. If you are unsure, don’t be afraid to get a second opinion. It’ll certainly be worth the small cost to make sure you’re investing in something valuable.
Last but not least, vintage jewellery is the eco-friendly option. There is so much stunning jewellery out there just waiting to be bought and appreciated. Additionally, rather than having to extract new materials from the ground such as metals and gemstones, which are very damaging processes to local environments and societies, you are making the most of beautiful materials that have already been processed. Although they would have once had to be extracted, the process was more natural. You could always buy a piece of vintage jewellery with the benefit of the 20% discount, then use that saving to have the ring resized or the setting changed.