Collecting Estate Jewelry
March 7, 2015
We’ve been in love with collecting estate jewelry since we acquired our first pieces from a family friend as teens. This friend had purchased the pieces from a sophisticated estate jewelry dealer in our native Maine.
I was given a pearl pinky ring and Moria a Floral Ruby, Pink Sapphire cocktail ring. They were grand rings, different than any other pieces we had ever seen or owned. The rings were glamorous and I treasured their uniqueness. Every time I wore the pinky ring, I would get comments and many compliments because they stood out. I mixed the ring with my less valuable jewelry and that’s what I continue to do.
When we decided to open our store, we felt that it would be wonderful addition to sell estate pieces. These pieces tell a story and the workmanship is hard to find in the mass produced jewelry of today. We would buy from dealers and auctioneers. While many collect estate jewelry from certain designers or for investment, we always work from the mantra of buying what we like and what speaks to us. Some of our favorites are above, and you can find more in our boutique, by clicking here.