Dating vintage jewelry safety pin clasp
I would like to share some date and value tips on how to invest money in antique jewelry that I have picked up over the years as an antique dealer at Years after Year.
To wear and enjoy a beautiful piece of antique and vintage jewelry with history can be a wonderful, exhilarating experience. The more you collect, the more you want to collect!
Attend Antique & Collectable Shows, browse Antique Shops and read jewelry books to familiarize yourself with period styles and their findings.The tube hinge was generally used until the 1890s where the safety catch clasp became popular in the Art Deco 1920s period.Over the years the appearance of the safety catch clasp has changed so it's good to recognize the old from the new.A lot of old jewelry such as Victorian Jewelry was not marked.So now what, how can you work it out if there are no date and value tips to go on? A Victorian brooch with a long pin stem extending outward is a good indication that it's early Victorian while a shorter one is of a later date.