Antique jewelry, rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches
In our jewelry store, we buy vintage and second-hand jewelry in various styles. Buying vintage jewelry requires patience, expertise, know-how and serenity. First of all, in terms of types of vintage jewelry, we have a diversified choice. We purchase various types of vintage jewelry such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, but also some accessories like brooches. All these jewels can be vintage or antique, signed by big jewelry brands or completely anonymous. According to all these criteria, it is possible to determine the value and the price of these pieces. The uses of these jewels are also very different. Some of them can be perfect for everyday wear, but others can be more extravagant, festive and dressy. Jewelry can have a practical purpose such as a watch or a symbolic function such as a wedding ring. However, choosing vintage jewelry does not mean giving up diversity. Vintage jewelry comes in an infinite number of models, colors, metals and precious stones. There is something for everyone.
What vintage jewelry is most valuable?
Vintage jewelry are valuable pieces. Vintage wedding and engagement rings will enhance your love story and add originality to your wedding celebration. Vintage style wedding rings are indeed unique and original. They already have their proper history and can be made of the most valuable materials. Also, vintage watches may be one of the most valuable pieces. They can be bought new in an approved shop, but also second-hand, in a specialized shop. There are many vintage watches on the market, both recent models and hard-to-find antique pieces. You can choose from as many styles of watches as you like. The dials vary a lot from one model to another, whether it is in the color, in the notation of the numbers (Roman, Indian, Arabic) or simply in the shape of the dial (square, oval, rectangular, round). The strap can be made of black or brown leather or steel. Some watches are then considered as classic pieces of watchmaking, such as the “Tank” model by Cartier or the mythical “Oyster Perpetual” by Rolex. Other references are very rare or almost impossible to find, making the model a collector’s item. You should also know that watches can be automatic or mechanical. The choice of style for your watch will depend on your lifestyle and taste. More generally, the value of a vintage watch depends on the brand of the piece, its rarity, its collection and its year of production. Prices vary considerably from one vintage watch model to another, as some rare pieces are sought after all over the world.
Art deco, Art nouveau, Edwardian, Victorian, Georgian.
Georgian rings are named after the reigns of Kings George I and IV of England, between 1714 and 1830. The cut of these stunning rings is very innovative, with solid materials such as gold and platinum, combined with precious diamonds. However, Edwardian and Victorian jewelry was also the golden age of English jewelry. Increased trade with the colonies led to the use of stunning pieces, with fine materials (pearls, enamel, etc.) and new gems. At the turn of the twentieth century, Art Nouveau made a name for itself with its shimmering, flamboyant motifs of animals, plants and insects. The inspiration was drawn from nature and its harmonious curves. This universe also borrows from the imaginary, using dreamlike figures of fairies, mermaids and angels. Art Deco rings are however characterized by their modern lines, combining white materials such as white gold or platinum with precious stones such as diamonds. Art Deco jewelry and rings can also be adorned with numerous beautiful gemstones such as citrine, aquamarine, jade, onyx, coral or lapis lazuli, whose bright colors contrast with white gold, platinum or the purity of diamonds. These modern and daring contrasts give these jewels a unique and original style.
Signed vintage jewelry
Jewelry signed by great jewelers is also very popular, and can come from various brands such as Cartier, Boucheron, Bvlgari, Pomellato, De Beers, Chopard, Chanel, Van Cleefs, Piaget, Tiffany & Co... These luxury jewels do not lose value over time. On the contrary, their market price remains rather high. The pieces we buy are finally selected according to their period. We look for 19th century jewelry, or even key pieces from the 20th century: Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Tank, vintage or even contemporary jewelry. The purchase of these pieces requires a precise expertise. All jewelry is carefully authenticated: the aim is to guarantee its authenticity and to estimate the value of the metals and precious stones. These two elements are identified during a careful study, which will determine for example the carat of the gold. The higher the carat, the more valuable your jewelry will be.
French vintage jewelry
Located in the heart of Paris, our jewelry store is specialized in buying and selling second hand jewelry to private individuals, whether they are amateurs or collectors of antique and vintage jewelry. A part of our activity is then linked to the repurchase of your rings and second-hand jewels. This operation is carried out according to a particular expertise framed by professional standards. We proceed to the analysis of your second-hand jewelry on the spot, in front of your eyes. We will be available to answer any questions you may have about second-hand jewelry and we will be able to advise you. The purchase of jewelry allows us to work on it or to offer it directly for sale. We are therefore interested in a wide selection of antique jewelry, whether from the 19th century, the Art Nouveau period, Art Deco or vintage.