Vintage jewellery is precious. It can hold special meaning for you and your familial heritage. And invoke the annals of history in the uniqueness of its design. Above all else, a piece of vintage jewellery is an investment in the future. To be loved and cherished by you and yours for many lifetimes. It is not something that should get hidden away in the depths of your jewellery collection as it ages. In fact, there are many things you can do with your vintage jewellery that make it a versatile and worthwhile keepsake. Care First and foremost, to extend the longevity of your vintage jewellery you need to maintain it. Whether you have been gifted, inherited, or have treated yourself to a spectacular vintage creation, you want to ensure that it stays as beautiful as the day it was first crafted. Therefore, you should have your piece regularly checked and cleaned by a professional jeweller to protect the precious materials and intricate designs. And prolong the luxurious shine and brilliance of your vintage jewellery. Repurpose So, you have a piece of vintage jewellery which, despite holding a special place in your heart, you no longer wear. But you can’t bear to part with it. Well, there is an option that allows you to restore its intended purpose, and put its brilliance on display once more. You can have your high-quality vintage jewellery repurposed. No longer will you feel the crushing guilt of not wearing your old, but much-loved piece. A master jeweller can take your treasured item and craft a new design to modernise and suit your needs. You can turn your outdated, but cherished memento, into something that you are proud to wear in these modern times. Heirloom Where vintage becomes antique. When a piece of jewellery reaches at least 20 years of age, it’s considered vintage. It becomes antique once it reaches 100 years. You may have inherited your vintage jewellery from a loved one but can’t see yourself actually wearing it. And having it redesigned is not an option. There is nothing wrong with holding onto it! In fact, it can be beneficial to you and your family – over time high-quality vintage jewellery can become significantly more valuable. So, in keeping your piece and passing it on through your family line, your vintage jewellery can be treasured for many generations to come. Trade-in When you just can’t see a purpose for your unworn and unloved vintage jewellery, and don’t have the patience or sentiment to hang on to it, you can always sell it for its cash value. If a piece no longer holds any significance for you, or you don’t have the inspiration or funds to repurpose it into a new design, then this may be the best option for you. There are many establishments out there that will purchase your discarded vintage jewellery, and enable you to make a bit of cash. Funds that you can use buy a new piece of vintage jewellery that you enjoy! Where to buy vintage jewellery At Catanach’s Jewellers, our stunning selection of vintage jewellery will amaze you. From art-deco and diamond clusters to baguette and single-cut rings, we have something to suit you. Alternatively, our master jewellers can craft a high-quality vintage-style piece for you. Or track down that hard-to-find item on your behalf. Contact us to find out more, and let Catanach’s Jewellers provide you with a little piece of history.