art deco jewellery

COLLECTING ART DECO JEWELLERY

Jewellery is something that is highly collectable, and it does not have to be worth lots of money for people to collect it. Costume jewellery is something that is very popular, as well as jewellery that is made from precious metals and stones. Anyone can start a jewellery collection whether you prefer Art Deco style, or something a bit more modern.

 

What is Art Deco?

The Art Deco movement was popular in the 1920’s to 1930’s, and took over from the previously popular Art Nouveau movement. There is a wide variety of different jewellery available in this style, such as:

  • Engagement Rings
  • Earrings
  • Broaches
  • Necklaces
  • Bracelets

The Art Nouveau movement was based on organic and flowing forms that embraced nature within its designs. The Art Deco movement was different to its predecessor and was based on symmetry and geometry. You can look at an Art Deco engagement ring from Kalmar Antiques, which will show you the kind of design that made the movement famous.

 

Starting a Collection

There are many different places that you can find Art Deco jewellery to start off your collection, and with a bit of leg work, you may even find yourself a bargain or two!

  • Jewellery Shops
  • Flea Markets
  • Online Auctions
  • Social Media
  • Garage Sales
  • Car Boot Sales

However, before you take out all of the money from your bank account and spend it all on fantastic jewellery, you will want to do some research and educate yourself first. Making sure that you know what you are buying and its worth will help to stop you overspending on an item.  There are many different websites that you can look at to educate yourself, and you can click here to find jewellery and information on Art Deco jewellery.

Another good way to gain knowledge is to visit shops that sell this style of jewellery and speak to the sales staff. You will be able to find out a lot about this style of jewellery, as well as its value. Often you will find that jewellers will base the prices on the scrap value of the materials used to make the piece. It is only worthwhile paying more than this amount, if there is an aesthetic quality that you appreciate.

 

Be careful with bargains

One way to help you get your collection started without spending too much money is to learn how to barter and negotiate. Although you can find bargains or negotiate the price with the seller in markets and car boot sales, there is a high risk of getting ripped off by buying cheap-priced antique jewellery. If you want to get the most value for your money, it is highly recommended that you buy antique jewellery from reputable jewellery shops.

With fashion going around in circles, Art Deco jewellery is increasing in popularity, which may also increase prices, but with a bit of hard work and shopping around, you may still find yourself a bargain or two!

1 Comment

  • bennymakachi June 2, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Hmmmmm! Never thought of this at all o! Will give it a try.

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