Reasons to Buy Estate Jewelry vs. Brand New Jewelry

When you purchase estate jewelry, you purchase a timeless piece that can last generations. Nothing will compare to adding a one-of-a-kind piece that is valuable and holds its worth over time. Although it is the perfect opportunity to add a vintage or antique piece to your jewelry collection at a lower cost, there are many concerns among buyers. When it comes to buying estate jewelry, it is crucial to verify its authenticity, and condition, and to do your research to avoid estate jewelry scams

At Joshua Kodner Galleries, we ensure each piece that comes to our auction house is carefully inspected and authenticated by our experienced professionals. We guarantee that the jewelry we auction is of the highest quality and condition. We strive to provide our customers with peace of mind and assurance that they are buying authentic and quality pieces. Discover reasons why you should purchase preowned jewelry and why new isn’t always better. 

History and Heritage

With new trends emerging each year, we understand the appeal of purchasing the latest playful statement necklace styles or abstract-shaped gold hoops. Each new style that emerges is usually a modern twist on classic pieces that eventually make a comeback. These rare jewels are more sought after and can be worth more than passing trends. Each piece of estate jewelry has its history. Whether antique, vintage, or retro, each item carries a unique story that symbolizes an era in time. 

Timeless Style

While new jewelry designs can quickly become outdated, estate jewelry is timeless. These pieces have already stood the test of time and proven their lasting appeal. They offer classic elegance that transcends fleeting fashion trends, ensuring you have a piece that remains stylish year after year.

Heirloom Potential

Estate jewelry often becomes a treasured family heirloom, passed down through generations. Each time it’s passed on, it gains more sentimental value, becoming a cherished symbol of family history and tradition. 

Value and Investment 

Brand-new jewelry can experience significant depreciation after you leave the store. Buying estate jewelry often has lower depreciation rates due to its rarity, collectability, and craftsmanship. If the jewelry is a designer piece or a commonly known brand, it will command an even higher price and be sought after, especially in auctions.  If you view owning jewelry as more of an investment that retains its value rather than just an accessory, then this can be advantageous. 

Diverse Range of Gemstones

Estate jewelry can feature a wider variety of gemstones, including some that are rare or no longer in production. This diversity offers a unique opportunity to own a piece with a gem that you might not find in contemporary jewelry.

Durability and Longevity 

Unlike mass-produced contemporary pieces that may prioritize trendiness over craftsmanship, the estate jewelry we accept is always crafted with meticulous attention to detail. We pay attention to high-quality materials that withstand the test of time. From ensuring the quality of the metal to inspecting the purity of each gem we appraise, you never have to doubt the durability of each piece you buy from Joshua Kodner Galleries.  

Discover Hidden Treasures at Auctions and Estate Sales

When you shop at an auction house like Joshua Kodner Galleries, it can uncover hidden treasures you never knew you needed. Our auctions often feature a diverse array of estate jewelry that ranges from vintage heirlooms to statement necklaces. Estate jewelry auctions provide a unique opportunity to find unique and valuable pieces to add to your collection. With a little research, you can find the perfect piece to add to your collection.  Embark on your journey into the world of estate jewelry with confidence by viewing our jewelry collection online. To place your bid or inquire about an existing piece in our curated collection, fill out our online form or visit our auction house in Dania Beach.