Carry yourself with this elegant Indian Designer Diamond Neck Choker with grace and elegance. Further illustrating the value of the antique and vintage jewelry market, in February 2020, international diamond trading service Rapaport launched its Rapaport Jewelry Catalog RJC platform, exclusively for estate jewelry and natural pearls. Shoulder necklaces are a massively underrated piece of jewelry that captures a truly feminine look. The 18-inch length is widely regarded as one of the universal lengths of necklaces and one of the most flattering. However, some artisans in Peru specialize in handmade silver and gold filigree, and some Balinese necklaces feature chains handwoven from slender metal strands. Another example is salt-and-pepper diamonds, which are exclusively used in modern jewelry, according to Wyatt.
“Similarly, if someone tried to sell you an Art Deco piece with a tanzanite in it, you would know the original gemstone was replaced with tanzanite or that the piece is a reproduction because tanzanite wasn’t discovered until 1967,” Wyatt explains. Demantoid garnet has also recently been found in Africa,” says Wyatt. “Obtaining good quality antique pieces has been increasingly and frustratingly difficult, as our antique dealers have not been able to go overseas to source stock,” says Kalmar. “I think we have a very different landscape ahead of us now,” McAndrew says. On the topic of provenance, McAndrew notes, “Unfortunately for many people, a family story is not provenance. Stainless steel ID bracelets can be affordable, attractive, and practical, like this option from the VNOX Amazon affiliate link.
Each purchase will be shipped in a beautifully decorated gift box – If you want us to print a message for your gift tag, ask. “You must check the fine print of the auction,” she advises. Launched in late 2020, the UK-based website sells antique choker antique and vintage pieces – both ‘signed’ and ‘unsigned’ – sourced and authenticated by jewelry historian and museum curator Vivienne Becker and fine jewelry specialist Joanna Hardy.