A recent article in The Times stated that “period designer jewellery outperformed the housing market over the past decade”. In particular, Art Deco (1920’s & 1930’s) and Belle Epoque (1890-1915) styles performed especially strongly, rising in value by almost 90%. It is not uncommon for vintage pieces of jewellery to lie forgotten in an old drawer or a safe, never to see the light of day. So, you now have some additional incentive to have a good rummage around and take a closer look at those overlooked sparklies.
Alternatively, if you have inherited jewellery which you feel compelled to hold onto for sentimental reasons but you don’t wear (typically because the style is not to your liking), you may wish to consider having it re-set. This can be a healthy compromise to breathe life into otherwise neglected jewellery- you can re-imagine the piece with your own personal touch (ensuring that it will get lots of wear) whilst retaining the essence of the original piece. This can be a cost effective way of acquiring a new, much loved piece of jewellery to your collection.
Our workshops are well acquainted with this type of work and specialise in fine quality hand crafted jewellery, so pieces can be re-modelled incorporating your own unique twist. Please contact us with any enquiries.