Atlanta Antique Gallery - Jewelry

Jewelry
Jewelry has been a part of every culture. It is a way of displaying wealth, power, or love of beauty. Antique jewelry items were treasured and handed down as heirlooms from generation to generation. It is easiest to find antique jewelry dating after 1830. In the U.S., antique jewelry is any jewelry at least 100 years old, a definition linked to U.S. Customs law. Pieces that do not meet the antique criteria but are at least 25 years old are called "period" or "heirloom/estate" jewelry.

Jewelry is the only art form where the "intrinsic" value of the materials from which it is made can have greater value than the work itself. Many beautiful and historically significant antique jewelry pieces have been destroyed for their stones and metal, particularly after a certain style becomes "outdated" or "old-fashioned." This usually happens before there is retrospective appreciation for the style, before it becomes "collectible."

The names of historical periods are commonly used when describing antique jewelry. The following is a list of those periods: antique Georgian, antique Victorian, antique Edwardian, antique Arts and Crafts, antique Art Nouvean, antique Art Deco, retro Modern and Post-War Modern.

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Jewelry - Bakelite
Bakelite is a phenolic resin that was produced in a multitude of colors, commonly yellow, brown, butterscotch, green and red. Omitting the pigment could produce a transparent or translucent effect...More Details »
Jewelry - Boxes
Jewelry - Bracelets
Jewelry - Brooches
Jewelry - Cameos
We have an outstanding selection of vintage & antique cameos.
Jewelry - Celluloid
Jewelry - Christmas Jewelry
Highly sought after and collectible, Christmas themed jewelry, whether in the form of earrings, brooches, or necklaces is a favorite of many. Several well known jewelry makers designed seasonal...More Details »
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Vintage Christmas Pin
Jewelry - Costume
Jewelry - Couture
Couture
Jewelry - Custom Made Jewelry
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Diamond Jewelry
Jewelry - Earrings
Earrings
Jewelry - Engagement & Wedding Rings
Engagement & Wedding Rings
Jewelry - Gemstones
Gemstones
Jewelry - General
This antique jewelery is of a general nature and just as collectible.
Jewelry - Jewelry - Artist Design
Jewelry - Artist Design
Jewelry - Jewelry - Estate and Fine
Jewelry has been a part of every culture. It is a way of displaying wealth, power, or love of beauty. Antique jewelry items were treasured and handed down as heirlooms from generation to...More Details »
Jewelry - Lea Stein
Lea Stein was born in Paris in 1931. She married Fernand Steinberger in the 1950's - who was a chemist and created the celluloid laminate used to make the amazing jewelery and items designed by Lea...More Details »
Jewelry - Lucite
Lucite is the Dupont Company’s trade name for “Plexiglas,” a lightweight, transparent thermoplastic resin, used for making jewelry. The term “Lucite” is commonly used...More Details »
Jewelry - Mourning Jewelry
Mourning Jewelry - Black Jewelry, Black Onyx, or Bog Oak, Black Glass from Bohemia. Popularized during Queen Victoria's period of mourning (1891-1901). upon the death of her Prince Albert Consort....More Details »
Jewelry - Native American
Native American
Jewelry - Necklaces
Necklace
Jewelry - Parure
Matched Sets of Jewelry consisting of such pieces as earrings, bracelet,brooch, necklace and ring.
Jewelry - Pins
Jewelry Pins
Jewelry - Rings
Rings
Jewelry - Signature
Jewelry - Silver
Jewelry - Victorian
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Vintage Jewelry
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