There are certain brand names to remember when antiquing for jewelry. Quality vintage accessories are hard to find but looking for brands names can help you to determine which pieces to purchase. There is nothing like the quality and feel of vintage jewelry from your favorite designer. Keep our list in mind while you shop your local antique mall or flea market for help in finding that ultimate piece that you will cherish for years.
Chanel is the go to for antique jewelry however they have used many different markings over the years. Look for both round and oval signature plates as well as CHANEL stamped directly onto the piece. The earliest pieces were unmarked so do your research before purchasing.
The classic Versace is another go to for antiques but is often duplicated. Check the signature on the piece carefully before purchasing to ensure an authentic piece of antique jewelry. Also, remember that authentic Versace is always made in Italy.
Several other famous designers of today are also sought after in the antique market. The vintage chains from designers Christian Lacroix and Givenchy are highly desirable in today’s market. Watches from Hermes and Cartier are also sought after vintage pieces.
Brand to Look For
Beyond classic jewelry designers, there are also several brand names to remember when shopping for vintage costume jewelry. Weiss is synonymous with gorgeous and elegant rhinestone pieces including brooches, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Eisenberg is known for high quality craftsmanship and for using sparkling Austrian crystals. Hobe jewelry was a favorite of Hollywood stars with gold and silver plated settings.
Keep our list of brand names to remember when antiquing for jewelry handy for your hunting trips. You are sure to find the perfect vintage piece from one of these designers. Add gorgeous antique jewelry to your wardrobe for a unique luxury look that is all your own.