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Buying Vintage Silver Jewelry

April 17th, 2012 Jewelry

If you'd like to bolster your jewelry collection without having to spend a fortune on each and every piece, something with a more vintage flair could be just what you've been looking for. While contemporary jewelry can cost a pretty penny, you can find just as beautiful older pieces without having to spend nearly as much. However, the price of gold has increased dramatically in the past few years, which means you're still going to be paying a lot, no matter how old a piece is. Silver, on the other hand, has remained more or less reasonable.

One of the best places you can go to find vintage silver jewelry is a consignment shop. They tend to sell at market price, so you may not find an amazing deal, but small bits of damage could be enough to turn a piece into a bargain. Silver has a number of advantages over gold besides the price - for one, it's durable and easy to maintain. According to Jewelry-Tips.net, it is also less likely to cause an allergic reaction than other precious metals.

Make sure to examine each piece you look at thoroughly before committing to a purchase. Although some minor aesthetic issues can be cleared up with a little bit of elbow grease on your part, dents and other permanent problems should be avoided. In general, jewelry has either been worn a lot or hardly at all, so keep an eye out for pieces that fall into the latter category. This can help you ensure a more robust return on your investment and give you a beautiful piece of silver that you can adore for years to come!