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Why Antique Jewellery Makes The Perfect Gift

Antique jewellery can the perfect gift on any occasion for any of your loved ones. The high-quality craftsmanship found in jewellery of bygone times remains beautiful to this day, as well as acting as time capsules of the era in which they were created. There are many reasons to love antique jewellery.

Antiques have been collected since the 16th century when private collections flourished across Britain and Europe. But it was in the Renaissance period of the 18th century, with the growing popular interest in art, science and archaeology, when antiquities became more widely sought after for both public and private collections.

Constant demand for antique jewels makes them ideal collector’s items, and – in the long term – potentially canny investments. Items with a provenance are particularly highly valued, as the stories involving jewellery evoke romance and nostalgia.

Antique earrings

Antique earrings are made from a variety of precious metals, gemstones, diamonds, and pearls. There are many different vintage earring styles, from drop earrings to studs. Drop earrings like these mid-century ruby and diamond pear drops make a breath-taking gift.

Each antique ring is one of a kind, whether it’s an antique pearl ring with unique colouring or an antique diamond ring with an outstanding cut, making them the perfect gift.

ruby earrings

Antique rings

Rings are considered the most romantic type of jewellery because they are synonymous with engagement and marriage, and antique rings are even more laden with meaning than their modern counterparts.

Engagement rings that are up to or over 100 years old, such as this Early Victorian Diamond Solitaire Ring carry a story from history, but they also display exemplary craftsmanship that makes them timeless. Each antique ring is one of a kind, making it the perfect unique gift. Antique rings can also easily become family heirlooms as they’re passed from generation to generation.

Antique brooches

There are many different types of brooches, and because of the variety of shapes and sizes they come in, they make for unique and thoughtful gifts.

Antique brooches can be worn in many different ways, including as a way of pinning together shawls and scarves.

If you’re the mother of the bride, an antique brooch is an ideal wedding gift – both unique and memorable. Combining diamond, gold, and enamel, this vivid diamond and turquoise enamel brooch will undoubtedly make anybody stand out and make an impression. However, antique brooches can also be more understated, making them versatile enough to be worn with different colours and formalities. At Gatsby Jewellery we have a range of antique brooches available to suit every taste and any occasion.

diamond and turqiouse enamel brooch

Antique necklaces

Our selection of antique necklaces includes pieces from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, and Art-Deco periods.

Antique necklaces are perfect for a contemporary look and work well with simple outfits. Pieces like this pearl and diamond pendant from the Victorian era work flawlessly with modern outfits, and they’re ideal gifts for milestone birthdays.

pearl and diamond pendant