Sell Antique Jewelry

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We Buy Antique Jewelry

Antique jewelry is jewelry that is about 100 years old or older. There are several time periods for antique jewelry:

  • Georgian 1714-1830, this is generally the oldest period of jewelry that we see coming up for sale, and it is very scarce and rare. Pieces from this period are usually crafted from gold and silver due to the scarcity of gold during this time.
  • Victorian 1835-1900, this period was named after Queen Victoria. During this period gemstones were often used for engagement rings instead of diamonds.
  • Edwardian 1900-1915, it was during this time that the use of platinum in jewelry became feasible. Designs from this time were light and delicate and the use of milgrain design came during this time.
  • Art Nouveau 1895-1925, this time period overlapped the previous 2 and existed as an artistic revolt against the new advancing technology of the time. These pieces had very naturalistic inspiration.
  • Art Deco 1915-1935, this period had an emphasis on bold geometric designs with straight lines and small splashes of color mixed in to the mostly diamond covered designs.

Most of the pieces that we are looking to buy are from the end of the Art Nouveau period and the entire Art Deco period. The pieces that are most valuable will be items crafted from platinum or 18k gold, with larger center diamonds, and small diamonds all around. Filigree design work is desirable, and consists of tiny openings in the metal between where the stones are set.

Platinum diamond rings, earrings, and bracelets with rubies, emeralds, and sapphire accent stones are highly desirable and will command a higher price when compared to similar modern versions.

Condition is very important with antique jewelry. The better original condition items will be the most valuable. Pieces that have been repaired or altered with modern stones will lose some of the inherent value.

Please contact us today about selling your antique diamond and gemstone jewelry!

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We are a Chicago area jewelry buyer looking to acquire the best Antique jewelry. Because of our desire to purchase the best Antique jewelry items and entire jewelry collections, we will pay more than other buyers to obtain these pieces! If you want to sell Antique jewelry for the most cash, give us a call today!

Antique Jewelry Designers we buy; Breitling, Bvlgari, Cartier, Chanel, Chopard, David Webb, David Yurman, Fope, Fred Paris, Georg Jensen, Graff, Hermes, Ilias Lalaounis, Ippolita, John Hardy, Lagos, Levian, Marco Bicego, Mikimoto, Piaget, Roberto Coin, Rolex, Seaman Schepps, Scott Kay, Simon G., Tacori, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels.

Mike purchases all types of Antique Diamond Jewelry. Mike frequently meets with his clients along Chicago’s North Shore, and is frequently in Kenilworth, Winnetka, Wilmette, Barrington, North Barrington, Lake Forest, Oak Brook, Highland Park, Skokie, Northbrook, and Downtown Chicago, just to name a few.

You can also schedule an appointment to meet at Mike's private Skokie Office.


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Sell Antique Jewelry

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Chicago Antique Jewelry Buyer: Vintage Jewelry, Diamond Jewelry, Estate Jewelry
7870 Lincoln Ave #102
Skokie IL, 60077
Phone: 773-490-9828