Antique Jewelry - Definition

There is often confusion about the difference between antique jewelry, estate jewelry and vintage jewelry.

Antique Jewelry

Antique jewelry (or jewellery as it is spelled in Britain) or the term antique is used to mean different things. The most accepted definition is any object that is over 100 years old in age. Of late, some use the term to mean anything over 75 years old. This is a more recent interpretation given the scarcity of antiques in today's marketplace.

The Three Graces features period fine jewelry and most of our collections fall well within the antique (over 100 years old) realm. Our specialty is eighteenth (18th) and nineteenth (19th) and early twentieth (20th) century jewelry.

Some of the collections fall within the vintage or estate realm and each and every item will be clearly described with a date of origin.

All of our collections are antique, vintage or estate and we sell no reproduction jewelry made to look like an antique piece or to look older than it truly is. Again, each item's description will specify its date of origin. Each item is a one-of-a-kind since it is of the period.

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