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Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, or just the essence of the holiday season you celebrate this time of year, we all have one thing in common… the love of a great deal and saving money. One way to cash in big on the savings is to go for a beautiful piece of estate jewelry instead of new. Buying estate jewelry can be 20-40% less than similar fine jewelry pieces. And here’s the best part, many people can’t tell the difference! As long as it comes with the assurances of structural integrity and craftsmanship, estate can be just as good as new. This quality can always be expected when buying pre-owned jewelry from one of the best online resources for estate jewelry such as Gray & Sons.

Estate Jewelry | One-of-a-kind masterpieces
Estate Jewelry | One-of-a-kind masterpieces

Savings isn’t the only benefit of buying estate jewelry, or any pre-owned jewelry for that matter. When shopping for estate jewelry, you will find most of the pieces to be vintage or antique, making them one of a kind. With stones of all different shapes and colors and sizes there will never be a duplicate. This will truly be a one of a kind piece for a one of a kind person. Estate jewelry opens wondrous possibilities for developing your personal style. With each era having their own unique fashion characteristics you can make a statement by wearing jewelry from your favorite one. Not to mention the conversation starters. When someone compliments your beautiful bracelet, exclaiming how they’ve never seen one like it, this is your chance to brag on your natural ability to recognize the finer things in life.


For those of the sentimental heart it is worth noting this is a way of preserving the past for future generations. Certain eras of jewelry can be forgotten. The thought of a world without vintage jewelry is just unimaginable. Often, older pieces were hand-crafted using knowledge and technology that don’t exist anymore and can’t be produced by anyone today. A vintage or antique piece is like owning a part of history, coming with its own story. When purchasing estate jewelry, I get a thrill out of imagining who it was previously worn by. Now I tend to dream a bit big, envisioning my necklace on the beautiful Princess Diana as she entered a royal gala. A little over the top, I know, but isn’t being a Princess every girl’s dream?


If you’re anything like me you may feel a tinge of apprehension when considering buying anything used, but when buying preowned estate jewelry, you can always rest assured you’re purchasing great quality. This is a piece with history so you know that it has withstood the test of time. With its resilience you’ll be receiving the same high quality you would expect from new jewelry. There’s no reason not to take advantage of unbeatable deals. Frequent inventory changes will keep things fresh and ready to be admired. If jewelry is a passion of yours but you’ve never stepped foot into the realm of estate jewelry, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. Buying estate jewelry also doesn’t have to be mission impossible. There are many reputable retailers of estate jewelry including our very own Gray & Sons, where you can find tons of 1-of-a-kind pieces waiting to be added to your collection.