Where to Sell Vintage Jewelry | Vintage Jewelry Buyer – Las Vegas, NV

Sell Vintage Jewelry

Vintage jewelry is jewelry that is less than 100 years old but more than 50 years old. It is frequently confused with antique jewelry, which is jewelry that is over 100 years old. If you have a vintage jewelry collection and want them out of your hands, you can sell them. Read below to learn more about how to sell vintage jewelry, where to sell vintage jewelry, and vintage jewelry buyers.

Brief History

Before selling your vintage jewelry, it is important to know from which your jewelry is. Vintage jewelry is jewelry made between 1921 and 1970. That means jewelry that is older than 50 years old but younger than 100 years old. And vintage jewelry covers the Art Deco, Retro, and Mid-Century Eras. Below is a brief description of each era’s style.

The 1920s

The 1920s or better known as the roaring twenties, ushered in the more modern Art Deco styles. Art Deco styles paved the way to more affordable jewelry which uses plastics and semi-precious stones instead of the more expensive metals and precious stones. The 1920s also popularized long pearl necklaces, which can be layered to create an illusion that the wearer is mearing multiple necklaces. French fashion designer Coco Chanel was also a fan of layering pearl necklaces. In addition, long beaded necklaces were also the style in the 1920s. 

Bold colors were the style in the 1920s. Clashing colors were the style; that’s why when you see jewelry from the 1920s, they have bold colors with huge stones and that sometimes clash with the wearer’s outfit. Teardrop earrings, bangle bracelets, cocktail rings, and studded headpieces were all in trend. Jewelry from the 1920s are also popular in the secondary market. So if you want some quick buck you can sell your 1920s vintage jewelry.

The 1930s

The stock market crash of 1929 paved the way for the Great Depression, which lasted from 1929 until 1939. As a result, prices of goods such as clothing and accessories plummeted. As a result, households and businesses have to stretch out their budget. Designers and jewelers also had to make adjustments to their raw materials. For example, gemstones were substituted with painted glass to cut costs. However, women wore more jewelry as jewelry makes a cheap dress look glamorous despite the economic situation. 

The 1940s

After the Great Depression, people turned back to America for the latest fashion trend. With the technological advancements, fashion magazines became colored. As a result, readers can now see the clothes and jewelry in their full glory, which cheered them up. Art Deco and inexpensive costume jewelry graced the magazines. Jewelry designs during this time can easily be copied using cheaper materials which makes them more budget-friendly. 

There was also a shortage in metal supply because of the war, as metals were used in the war effort. So instead, jewelers used sterling silver to create jewelry. Jewelry during this period was also larger than its predecessors. Colorful beaded necklaces, bangles, brooches, belt buckles with large stones were the trend.

The 1950s

With the war over, the 1950s was an era of chic, clean, and coordinated fashion. Wartime fashion was out, and women in the 1950s subscribed to a more feminine fashion that showed the perfect hourglass silhouette. Jewelry sets called parure—a matching set of jewelry that is worn together—was the trend. Pearls which were also part of the jewelry trend in the past decades, became more fashionable in the 1950s. Pearl jewelry sets—earrings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches—saw an increase in demand. Jewelry in the 1950s was less flashy and leaned more on elegance and sophistication.

How to Sell Vintage Jewelry

The best way to sell your vintage jewelry is to bring them to a local coin shop, like Nevada Coin Mart. Local coin shops are experts in dealing with vintage jewelry and will help you sort out your stuff. But if you want a rough estimate before going to a store, you can always request a quote here, and we will be happy to send you an estimate for free!

Vintage Jewelry Buyer

Nevada Coin Mart is the largest buyer of vintage jewelry in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. So if you have vintage jewelry you want out of your hands, we will happily buy them from you. Before buying your vintage jewelry, we test it using an x-ray spectrometer to analyze its precious metal contents, so we can give you the best price offer. More importantly, if you sell your vintage jewelry to us we will pay you in cash.

Where to Sell Vintage Jewelry

Nevada Coin Mart is the perfect place to go if you are looking to sell your vintage jewelry. We buy rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, chains, and many other types of vintage jewelry. Our team of experts has years of experience in dealing with vintage jewelry. We are also a 12-time winner of the Best of Las Vegas awards by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. 

Sell your vintage jewelry today at Nevada Coin Mart® 4065 S. Jones Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89103, or call us at 702-998-4000. We are open from 9 AM to 6 PM every day of the year. We are looking forward to buying from you any vintage jewelry item!


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