We carry a lot of special vintage pieces in the shop. As a quick reference, here’s how we breakdown our jewelry when we are referring to our pre-owned pieces.
Antique: The jewelry must be at least 100 years old
Vintage: These pieces can be anything prior to the 1980s, or at least one generation behind
Estate: The definition of estate jewelry is just that it has been previously owned
Often, you’ll hear jewelry described as “Victorian-style, Art Deco, etc.” To make it easier to distinguish between pieces you might see in your search for the right ring, here are some historical design references: