The advice I heard repeated most often wasn’t so much advice as it was a statement of fact: second-hand buying is mainly about experience. Being a good buyer comes from years of looking at and handling jewelry and, as with anything else, making mistakes along the way.
If you had been around auction rooms or antique stores, you may have come across a term called estate jewelry. To put in layman terms, estate jewelry is pre-owned jewelry. However, most people confuse this term with antique style jewelry.
Last week I was in Miami for The Original Miami Beach Antique Show and the following happened, in this order: –I gave a talk on the history behind the squash blossom necklace at the Jewelry History Series with minimal heckling; –I heard a number of other informative presentations, including one on World War II “Sweetheart Jewelry” by Jan Krulick and another from John P.
Estate jewelry is a loosely used term to identify jewelry from a collection of a deceased, but what it really means is jewelry that’s pre-owned. Whether it’s new, vintage estate jewelry or antique estate jewelry you have, not all estate jewelry pieces are created equal.
Welcome back to the channel, Lets talk about how to find gold and silver at garage sales & estate sales, Thrift stores, Flea markets. Knowledge is king so pi…