Antique Jewelry: a timeless and elegant adornment
by: Angela Davis
Antique jewelry is a timeless classic adornment which can never go out of
fashion. It is the epitome of ethereal charm, delicate grace and a gentle
reminder of a bygone era. It is that jewelry which has been made during and
before the early 1900's.
The jewelry has its own unique character which cannot be copied or imitated.
In most cases antique jewelry is handcrafted. It has exquisite craftsmanship and
a very special whimsical aura surrounding it, which sets it apart from all other
jewelry, however beautiful or expensive they maybe. There is an understated
classic elegance inherent in the design and styling. Though widely looked upon
as being something worn by only those who are older; perceptions are gradually
changing. It is now also seen as a very fashionable ornament which is quite in
vogue and is worn by almost anyone, irrespective of their age group.
This kind of jewelry is not available in just any departmental store or some
other normal jewelry shop, it can most often be found in niche show rooms,
exclusive boutiques, and big auction houses and in antique dealer stores. These
are the more reliable places from where you can acquire antique jewelry. Though
there are many websites online and other shops which sell this kind of jewelry;
it is best to be cautious. The reason being that in many cases the antique
jewelry being sold is not actually an original . Also you could charged an
exorbitant price for a piece which is not actually that expensive. Unless you
have a trained eye and know the difference, it is easy to be fooled.
In many cases antique jewelry has also been handed down from one generation
to another and is a part of the family heirlooms. Some antique jewelry can
actually be quite expensive and a real collectors item.
Just a simple piece of antique jewelry can greatly enhance your over all
appearance, add to your appeal and lend a sophisticated charm to your entire
persona. Being the beautiful pieces that they are, this jewelry can easily
attract attention and can become the focal point of any conversation. However
not every one can carry off antique jewelry, you have to have a certain inner
beauty and dignity to wear it.
One of the best things about antique jewelry is that its value only
appreciates with time. In fact some of the pieces are valuable collector's item
and can fetch huge sums of money. They can in the long run, actually prove to be
Antique jewelry is a wonderful thing to buy for yourself, a delightful
possession and also a great thing to gift to some one special in your life.
Whether it is your daughter, mother, wife, girlfriend or sister; antique jewelry
is that gift which lets the other person know how much they mean to you. Also
this jewelry is not just restricted to women; there are beautiful intricate
pieces which are there for men too.
So go ahead indulge yourself and relive the beauty of a bygone era.
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