Tiffany & Co. Oyster Plate
Large Green Tiffany Studios Bowl
Tiffany Studios Bronze & Glass Candlesticks
Tiffany Studios Favrile Glass Bowl
Tiffany Studios Favrile Bowl and Saucer
Globe Clock by Tiffany & Co.
Sterling Silver Ice Bucket by Tiffany & Co.
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Vintage Tiffany Jewellery
A History of Vintage Tiffany Jewellery
The foundation of vintage Tiffany jewellery goes along with the beginnings of Tiffany & Co itself. In 1837, Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B Young opened a goods and fine jewellery store on Broadway in New York City. With only a $1000 loan from Charles’ father, the store quickly became a success as the location was ideal. Soon after, the company acquired international recognition for their implementation of the British Silver Standard, where using 97 percent pure metal was the main factor.
In 1878, Tiffany & Co acquired the 287.42ct rough yellow diamond from the Kimberley diamond mines in South Africa. This diamond was set in a necklace and worn by Audrey Hepburn for the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961, and it became known as the Tiffany Diamond.
Tips Regarding Antique Jewellery Collecting
To ensure your jewellery collections remain authentic and breathtaking, we have developed a list of tips for you to consider.
- Always examine the jewellery from all angles. Consider the cracks and chips as well as the wear and tear. Vintage jewellery will always have the worn look, and that’s sometimes precisely what makes it so attractive.
- If you intend to wear your jewellery, try it on. Make sure it fits comfortably. Most antique jewellery was custom made for a specific person, and their fingers might have been smaller or bigger, and the neckline would also differ.
- We encourage researching your desired piece or ask us if you are unsure. The more you know about your collection, the more confident you will be displaying it.
Benefits of Collecting Vintage Jewellery
The benefit of antique collecting is not something everyone has experienced, but an encounter we wish on everybody who walks through our doors.
- Collecting any form of antique makes you a part of history. Whether it be a painting, furniture, or jewellery, this piece of art will become part of your family legacy and could play a significant role in the antique world. Some families have antiques that have been around for hundreds of years, and if you can discover them, they will become your family heirloom too.
- Most antique jewellery pieces were custom-made, meaning that most vintage jewellery comes with a “unique” or “one of a kind” title.
- The jewellery-making process many years ago was entirely handmade, which ensured better quality materials were used in the making of jewellery and increased the rarity. In modern times most costume jewellery is cast in the manufacturing process for mass production.
About The Antique Guild
At The Antique Guild, you will not find old and rusty furniture with torn pillows. You also won’t find worn-out jewellery that’s not taken care of. We aim to bring you the best quality antiques worldwide, from European furniture to African sculptures to vintage Tiffany jewellery. The best of the best.
Contact us today to start collecting.