Sell Diamonds & Jewelry Online
We buy various pieces of jewelry styles such as Modern Jewelry, Antique Jewelry, Estate Jewelry, and Period Pieces (Georgian, Victorian, Art Noveau, Edwardian, Art Deco, Retro), Diamond Necklaces and Diamond Bracelets, Wedding and Diamond Eternity Bands, Diamond Engagement Rings, Luxury Brands such as Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, etc.
Estate diamonds and jewelry are stones and arrangements that have been previously owned. Often, estate diamonds and jewelry are generational heirlooms that are passed down from a family. Part of the reasoning behind the name of estate diamonds and jewelry is the idea of the quality and craftsmanship. The stones, as well as the designs, are much higher quality than ordinary pieces of jewelry or other stones. Estate diamonds and jewelry are often “one of a kind” making them very rare and valuable.
Estate jewelry can also be mistaken for antique jewelry. Sometimes, estate jewelry and antique jewelry can be synonymous. However, antique jewelry simply means that the piece of jewelry in question is over 100 years old. Estate diamonds and jewelry do not have to be a certain age for their qualification. Depending on the history behind the stones and craftsmanship, your jewelry could be worth a lot of money. Identifying estate diamonds and jewelry can have a more significant cash value for your jewelry, depending on its quality. The Diamond Trade will be able to identify estate diamonds and jewelry given the following art history information:
- Georgian Era: Estate jewelry created during the Georgian Era are nature-inspired, with natural flows to the design. Round shapes and lines are typically associated with the designs, and precious stones are used to convey an earthly feel. Estate jewelry from the Georgian Era was created between 1714 and 1837.
- Early Victorian Era: Estate jewelry created during the Early Victorian Era are nature-inspired, but designed much more intricately than the Georgian Era jewelry. These romantic pieces are delicate, but incorporate brooches and lockets into the function of the jewelry. Colored stones started to be used during this time. Estate jewelry from the Early Victorian Era was created between 1837 and 1855.
- Late Victorian Era: Estate jewelry created during the Late Victorian Era saw an implementation of diamonds in the designs, as well as brightly colored stones. Crescent- and star-shaped designs became the overarching choices for craftsmanship during this time. Estate diamonds and jewelry from the Late Victorian Era was created between 1885 and 1900.
- Edwardian Era: The Edwardian Era produced jewelry that was extravagant and excessive. Expensive stones like diamonds, rubies and emeralds were used more than precious stones during this time. The Edwardian Era marked the time when King Edward rose to the throne after Queen Victoria died.
- Art Deco Era: Estate diamonds and jewelry from the Art Deco Era have more geometric and abstract designs that take influence from Cubism. Art Deco estate diamonds and jewelry are highly sought, and typically call for the highest price in open markets.
Estate diamonds and jewelry can be rare pieces, and can command very high prices from diamond and jewelry buyers. There are a few things that the professionals at The Diamond Trade will look for when assessing the value of your estate jewelry:
- Missing stones
- Previous repair work
- Dents and scratches
- Certified stones
- Era of the jewelry
The Diamond Trade is an experienced diamond buyer, and will buy your diamonds online. If you are interested in selling your estate diamond or other jewelry online, contact The Diamond Trade. We will offer you a great price for your rare, one-of-a-kind diamonds and jewelry.