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 are made from a variety of precious metals, gemstones, diamonds, and pearls. They come in different types, from drop earrings to studs. Drop earrings like these mid-century ruby and diamond pear drops make a breath-taking gift.
They also come in a variety of styles, each indicative of a different historical era. Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, and Mid-Century are all prominent eras of vintage jewellery, and they’re all stylistically distinct.
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 Victorian three diamond 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.
There are many different styles 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.
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.