Vintage jewellery has been captivating people for generations. From the intricate designs of Art Deco to the delicate beauty of Edwardian pieces, there is something about vintage jewellery that appeals to everyone. With its timeless elegance and timeless charm, vintage jewellery is a treasure that can be passed down from generation to generation.
For style preferences leaning towards vintage designs, we offer the widest range of vintage Jewellery Sydney has to offer. Apart from vintage, antique jewellery is also on hand. Striking designs from glorious Art Deco jewellery.
The History of Vintage & Antique Jewellery
Vintage jewellery is a term for us that refers to jewellery that was produced at least 50 years ago. However, it can also refer to jewellery that was made as early as 100 years ago. Antique Jewellery is a piece that was made more than 100 years ago. Anything newer than 50 years we use the term Estate Jewellery. The history of vintage jewellery is rich and varied, with different styles reflecting the changing trends and cultural influences of each era.
The Victorian Era (1837-1901):
The Victorian era was a time of great change and prosperity in the UK. This was reflected in the jewellery of the time, which was often elaborate and decorative. Jewellers of the time incorporated new materials, such as diamonds and gold, into their designs, and many pieces were set with precious stones like emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.
The Edwardian Era (1901-1910):
The Edwardian era was a time of great elegance and refinement in the world of jewellery. Edwardian jewellery was characterised by its delicate and intricate designs, with a focus on soft, flowing lines and the use of precious stones like diamonds and pearls.
The Art Nouveau Era (1890s-1910s):
Art nouveau Jewellery is an artistic style that originated in the late 19th century and was popular until the early 20th century. It is characterised by its bold, intricate designs, organic forms, and the use of natural motifs such as flowers, vines, and leaves. The style was inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and was a reaction against the mass-produced, industrial jewellery of the time.
The Art Deco Era (1920s-1930s):
The Art Deco era was a time of great change in the world of jewellery. With its geometric shapes, bold colours, and intricate designs, Art Deco jewellery was a celebration of modernity and luxury. This era was characterised by the use of materials such as platinum, Bakelite, and enamel. A style that is very common in a lot of aspects of art.
Materials and Styles of Vintage Jewellery
Vintage jewellery can be made from a variety of materials, including gold, silver, platinum, and various precious stones. The styles of vintage jewellery are just as varied, with different eras offering unique styles and designs.
Art Deco jewellery is characterised by its bold, geometric shapes and bright, striking colours. This style was popular in the 1920s and 1930s and is often made from materials like platinum, gold and Bakelite.
Edwardian jewellery is characterised by its delicate and intricate designs, with a focus on soft, flowing lines and the use of precious stones like diamonds and pearls. This style was popular in the early 1900s and is often made from materials like gold and silver.
Victorian jewellery is characterised by its elaborate and decorative designs, often incorporating new materials like diamonds and gold. This style was popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s and is often set with precious stones like emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.
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Vintage & Antique Jewellery FAQs
Why Choose Vintage Jewellery?
Vintage jewellery has a timeless quality that makes it a special and unique treasure. Whether you are looking for a special piece to wear for a special occasion, or simply want to add a touch of history to your wardrobe, vintage jewellery is a great choice.
How can I tell if my jewellery is vintage?
Vintage jewellery can be identified by its style of what era, materials (gold, silver, platinum), and craftsmanship (handmade, cast). You can also look for maker's marks, hallmarks, engraving and signatures that can indicate the age of the piece. Without these hallmarks it can be difficult to provide an exact year.
Does Vintage Times offer vintage engagement rings for sale?
Yes, we do. We have a wide selection of vintage engagement rings for sale and are the best place to go when looking for unique vintage engagement rings. Sourced from the finest antique and estate jewellery dealers, we ensure that all our vintage engagement rings are rare pieces. Whether you're looking for classic vintage diamond engagement rings or a stunning Art Deco ring, our collection of vintage-style engagement rings undoubtedly won’t disappoint you. You can find it all here at Vintage Times.
How do I clean vintage jewellery?
Cleaning vintage jewellery requires care and attention to the materials used in the piece. For example, some vintage pieces may contain delicate enamels or gemstones that can be damaged by harsh chemicals, ultrasonic cleaners and excessive heat. A gentle cleaning solution of warm water and mild soap is often effective. You can often also use a soft brush such as a makeup brush to get to some hard to reach areas after the soak.
How do I store vintage jewellery?
The best way to store Vintage jewellery should be in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Soft cloth or velvet pouches and boxes are recommended to protect the jewellery from scratches.