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Tips on Finding Heirloom Jewellery

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Tips on Finding Heirloom Jewellery

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Sure, you could go to the high street and buy this year’s trending jewellery, only to replace it all next year. Or, you could find quality vintage pieces that never go out of style, you can pass onto your children and you can make money from in later years. Yes, pieces like this are rare. But, if you learn to spot them from a mile away, you could have yourself quite the collection soon enough. So, what do you need to do to find these amazing and authentic pieces?

Avoid Selling Sites

Websites like eBay, Gumtree or social media selling pages aren’t likely to get you anything authentic. Even if you did come across something that was genuine, it’s unlikely it would come with the certification to prove it. When you buy jewellery that you want to last and pass on through the generations it has to come with the proper documentation. Otherwise, you’ll need to go to bother of finding someone who can authenticate it if you ever wanted to sell it on. Pieces that require documentation often increase in value over time, so you could pay for a family members milestone in a few years’ time.

Don’t Expect Cheap

It’s always wise to budget before making any kind of big purchase, but you can’t expect to find quality jewellery for cheap prices. Heirlooms are often rare pieces of jewellery, like the red diamonds talked about at 77 Diamonds. You’ll be very lucky to find these kinds of pieces at charity shops or car boot sales. If you want something that can last the ages, you’ll need to put money away so when an opportunity arises, you have the advantage of paying outright for it.

Buying Diamonds

If you walk into a store and see a diamond you like, of course the owner is going to try and convince you that the diamond is of the best quality and worth purchasing. It’s only when you can have the diamond appraised by a separate party that you’ll know whether it’s worth investing in or not. Diamonds cannot be priced on weight alone anymore, especially if it is a vintage or second-hand diamond. You need to consider the clarity and colour of the diamond as well to decide whether the purchase is worth it.

What Are You Purchasing For?

If you intend on buying a piece of jewellery to keep it locked away and pass it on when the time comes, you’ll need to look for different things than if you were purchasing to wear it. Wearing an heirloom piece will mean you’ll have to buy something that’s insurable. Losing a valuable piece of jewellery could be money down the drain if it isn’t insured. If you plan to keep it safe, you’ll want a piece that’s durable and can stand the test of time.

Buying heirloom jewellery can be a wonderful investment, but it may take a while to get to grips with how to recognise something that will work for you.

 

Naomi Isted

Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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