Buying antique and vintage jewelry online can be daunting. How do you know if you’re getting what’s been advertised? At Nine Caroline Antiques, our appraiser has training from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and over 20 years of experience with evaluating gold, silver, diamonds, and other gemstones. We work diligently to describe our antique and vintage jewelry accurately. Each piece is examined for hallmarks or, if there are none, tested using industry standard assay testing processes. Our years of experience with looking at and handling antique and vintage jewelry means that we can identify a true antique vs a vintage or modern reproduction.
We source vintage and antique jewelry from local estates across the upstate New York region. The rich historical background of the area means that we never know what we’re going to find! We often source fine designer rings, necklaces, and bracelets from such iconic designers as Tiffany & Co, Cartier, Van Clef & Arpels, Mikimoto, and more, whose jewelry ranges from antique to contemporary. We’ve also found exciting pieces of Georgian jewelry with old rose cut or point cut diamonds, superb quality Grand Tour micromosaic jewelry that elevated the idea of bringing home a souvenir from vacation, exquisite 19th century Italian gold jewelry by Castellani, delicate Art Nouveau lavaliere necklaces, bold Art Deco and Machine Age jewelry, and much more.
We know that when buying higher value vintage or antique estate jewelry, a little extra assurance of quality makes a big difference to your peace of mind. Many of the pieces we sell are accompanied by a certified gemologist’s report including a retail replacement value estimate, so you know that you’re getting a beautiful, natural gemstone for a reasonable retail price.
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