What is Vintage Jewelry?
On the other hand, a piece of jewelry is considered “vintage” if it is between 50 years old and 100 years old. Unlike antique jewelry, vintage pieces are often worn and displayed, as they are less likely to break. Vintage jewelry designs are also easier to incorporate into fashion-forward outfits to create unique statements—as vintage jewelry designs are relatively current, easily paring with today’s hottest trends while adding an extra flair to any outfit!
What is Antique Jewelry?
A piece of jewelry is considered “Antique” if it is over 100 years old. In general, antique jewelry is crafted with a superior level of craftsmanship from higher-quality materials, compared to modern pieces found on the market today. However, due to the relative scarcity and sheer age of jewelry by the time it can be classified as “antique”, the majority of antique jewelry is too valuable to be worn or at times even displayed.
What is Estate Jewelry?
Jewelry is considered “Estate” if the piece of jewelry in question has a previous owner. However, contrary to common belief—the previous owner of a piece of estate jewelry may very well still be alive. While the previous owners of a considerable percentage of estate jewelry have indeed passed away, the vitality of the previous owner has nothing to do with a piece of jewelry’s status as estate jewelry. Another common misconception in the world of estate jewelry—age has nothing to do with whether or not a piece of jewelry is classified as “Estate”. Although many estate pieces on the market today may be 50, 100, even 150+ years old, age is not a determining factor when it comes to classifying estate jewelry.
Do You Buy Everything That Comes In?
Like anything else if an item has value and we feel we can resell the item then most often we will make you a cash deal on the item. Not everything that is brought in however is valued at what you may think it is valued at. We make every effort to educate our customers on the value and quality of what they bring in to show and sell us. If you bring an appraisal paper with you odds are that we are not going to match the appraisal price. Appraisals are most often used for insurance purposes but the current value or resale value of an item you bring in may not be what you are expecting to get from us. What you can rely on us for is to be educated on your item regardless of whether or not you sell it to us we want you to know what you have so you can make the best decision in selling the item or not.
Can You Help With an Estate Sale?
We understand that liquidating your estate can be a large project. Because of this, we make house calls, and will come out to you if that makes it easier for you!
We have over 30 years of professional experience running estate sales and helping our clients turn a nice profit for our service. Before you have heirs or family members walk through a house for the purposes of choosing items to keep or discard, you’ll want to take some preliminary steps to get the most value out of the items in your estate.
We understand that many families that live out-of-state don’t always have the time or resources to be here in Florida if a loved one down here has passed away. Rest assured, we can handle every aspect of your sale so you don’t have to be here during the process. We’d be happy to give you references to back up our experience and professionalism in handing complete estate sales from start to finish.