Everyone will tell you – fashion trends are repeating. This is true, no doubt, but over time we see some improvements that can’t be ignored. They are entirely new and never seen before.
The year 2021 is different in so many ways. Fashion is just one of these things. This year, after a long time, we have Estate Jewellery to be trending again. If you want to be a part of the trending world, this is something to consider.
The only question is, where are you going to wear fashion combinations? With Covid-19, we can only pray for the vaccine to be here sooner, and us to get back to partying again.
In this article, we’re going to talk more about this and the rest of the fashion trends that are about to go down this 2021. Follow up if you want to know more about them, and what you can wear when the crisis is over.
Where to find estate jewellery?
Since estate jewellery became popular, it can be found everywhere – in shops specialized for it, online sites, Facebook, and many other places. You can even find it in local markets on yard sales. Just Google about it and various pieces will appear. Some of them will be really eyecatching.
Some sites can even be searched by age of the jewellery, by the numbers of the owner before you, by the story they tell, by the form, colour, and meaning. It is almost impossible to start looking at the beautiful pieces of rings, broaches, earrings and bracelets without passing an hour in admiring it.
If you are a true old jewellery fan, you will know that estate jewellery fans often meet at organized events. They do this a couple of times a year, at different places and show what they have bought recently. They have fun and tell stories about the stories behind the items they’ve got.
Is it expensive?
It can be. It depends on the material, the seller, the rarity of the piece, and your ability to bargain. All these issues can make it highly expensive. Sometimes it is likely to buy something very rare and an important piece with high value by true accident. Learn in more details about it on the link.
You will pay it very cheap because the seller wasn’t introduced with the story and the meaning of it. Sometimes some pieces can be extremely expensive – it’s because of the previous owner, his or hers significance in the society, the story behind the piece, the material, the way of production, and its uniqueness. It is important to mention that you don’t pay VAT to the seller.
If you see the same piece in a shop sold as new – find it elsewhere as an estate, and it will be at least 20% cheaper.
What is considered as estate jewellery?
By definition, it’s a piece that has been owned by someone else previously. It has no age of oldness – like being older than 50 or 100 years, or to be from some specific time. The condition is – to be worn by somebody, and owned by him or her. It is not important if the person is still alive.
It is not important if the previous owner is selling it, or it’s their relative or shop that can prove that its estate one. People usually mix it with antique – but it’s not the same. See what antique is on the link: https://www.quora.com/What-is-antique-jewellery.
Why is it better to buy estate jewellery than new?
Some people would say that it’s not better to buy used things, but if you ask a real and passionate fan for estate jewellery, they will say hundreds of reasons why you should buy them. For example, because of the story behind it. And the story is closer to the heart than just the piece.
If you wear the ring of some significant person, who wore it on a special day, you will feel special too. It is very nice to be proposed with a ring that was worn by somebody who had a great love. Imagine how they lived happily ever after.
How she wears a necklace that was worn on a special day in history. Also, the brides usually wear something traditional and vintage on their wedding – and most of the choices for the old items is the earrings, the ring, or the bracelet.
It is much more possible that the piece is unique or very rare, so the people that will appear on some occasion with estate jewellery can’t be copied. That makes people feel very special.
People that have experience in this will also tell you that this jewellery is not going to get broken – if it had bad quality, it would have broken when the first owner had it.
What kind of jewellery can you buy?
Literally any type. It can be for both, male or female. It can be from expensive materials like gold or precious stones, up to cheap materials, but with excellent craftsmanship. They can be very often handmade, and with perfect appearance. They are mostly rings, but also necklaces and bracelets.
A great thing about buying an estate piece is that it never loses its value. It can only get more valuable and get one more person in its story for selling.
People start to notice quality and uniqueness very often, so when you appear wearing a special piece on you that is very rare and well made, it says a lot about you too. Also, it makes you more confident in yourself when you feel unique – and very small earrings or rings on your hand will tell a story about you.
It can provoke the conversation and make you talk about it on a first date – you can tell a story about your accessory, and it can pull hundreds of lines after. So, treat yourself with a special accessory, and have fun with it.
That is one more way to be trending in 2021 since this is a special year in everybody’s life.