Monday, December 14, 2009

Beladora.com in Elle.com




Here are a couple of paragraphs from this very interesting article
The vintage jewelry market, is, for many, unfamiliar territory. It's sometimes perceived as terrain riddled with esotericisms and studied references that are intimidating to broach (no pun intended). Yet, in an economy that is encouraging people to streamline their wardrobes; vintage jewelry companies are finding a ripe market for buying and selling vintage gems with everyday consumers rather than connoisseurs or other dealers. This means that the product is more accessible and the marketplace more transparent, so, you are bound to get a little more bling for your buck.

Interest in vintage jewelry heightened in the last few years as greater attention focused on the investment-worth, and, design exclusivity offered by estate pieces. Estate jewelry, specifically fine pieces, tends to hold its value, or, even appreciate over time. The 18k yellow gold chain that you’ve held onto for the last decade is, in most cases, worth more today than the day you bought it; and if it’s signed, you may have just bolstered the rate of return on your initial investment two-fold. High quality vintage is quickly becoming the delicacy of the jewelry world as rarity in quantity and design, make it an increasingly exclusive commodity.
But be sure to read the whole thing!
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6 comments:

Keith said...

That is very beautiful. I've always been fascinated by looking at vintage jewelry. Much of it is so much better than what's out there today.

Belle de Ville said...

Keith, I watch a lot of old movies from the 1930s and 1940s and it's amazing the amount of incredible beautiful jewelry that was worn then. In a late 1930s film that I saw last week the actress had diamond brooches in her hair and about five diamond bracelets on one wrist, just one wrist. Fabulous.
I'd wear that vintage jewelry the exact same way today.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Congrats! Did you get my email about the handbags?

Belle de Ville said...

Yes, I just read you email. The bags, mostly Judith Leiber, were in boxes in my office but disappeared over the weekend. I will find out if they got sold to a local dealer.

Sher said...

Lovely pave pieces

Miss Cavendish said...

Congrats on the reference! Those jewels are exquisite . . .

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