Archive for gold brooches
Here is the latest update on Vintage Brooches from www.antiquesavenue.co.uk. The brooches we offer date from the Georgian era right through to circa 1970s. There are costume jewellery brooches, silver and gold brooches too. The brooches are set with all sorts of gemstones including diamonds, amethysts, pearls and costume jewellery stones. There are designer brooches, tiny lace pin sized brooches and even one brooch measuring a massive 12 cms long. Lets take a look at a few of the brooches most recently added to the shop.
Giant bug antique brooch
How do you fancy this bright green beastie crawling across your jacket? Here is a bug or insect brooch from the earlier 1900s. This brooch is made of nine carat gold ( stamped 9ct). The insect measures about 3 cms long with the brooch being about 6.3 cms long in total . The green stones are paste. Other antique bug brooches are available and they are now very collectible.
Huge Mexican silver brooch
One of the largest brooches ever. A large and interesting brooch in the shape of a flower bud and leaf. This brooch is made of silver and was made in Mexico. The reverse is stamped Silver AM Mexico. It measures about 12 cms long and so is a real statement piece of jewellery. Mexican silver jewellery is now most collectible especially when it is clearly a craftsman piece like this one. I have more Mexican silver jewellery available in the shop.
Have you seen the price of gold recently? It seems to be going up every day. You will be amazed at what a vintage gold brooch you purchased a few years ago is worth today. The average price increase for gold over the last five years has been well over 15%. This is particularly favourable to the prices of houses, stocks and shares or the interest you can make on your money in the bank. Now I dont know if this increase will continue or not and I am certainly not qualified to give investment advice. I am just looking at what has happened in the past and posing the question: Are vintage gold brooches a good investment?
We do not buy vintage gold brooches purely as an investment of course, most of the joy of owning vintage jewellery has to do with the craftsmanship, the design and the pure joy of wearing a piece of style or history.
But what, just if, this lovely old brooch you are admiring was to go up in value too? Wouldnt that be wonderful.
So what factors should we look for in a vintage gold brooch?
As with all vintage jewellery these are important ( in no particular order):
3. Maker / designer
5. Size/ weight
I will look at each of these over the next week or so and examine what makes a vintage brooch desirable. For now lets look at a couple of vintage gold brooches which might just be an excellent investment as they are hallmarked gold:
vintage brooch black Opal oval gold 1980s
There is a super oval black opal set into this 9 carat gold brooch. The hallmarks date it to the 1980s. The opal is a doublet. A very collectable piece of vintage jewellery
Approx Size: 2.2 cms long ( conversion note: 1 inch = 2.54 cms)
Approx Weight: 3.2 grams
Country of origin: England
A vintage brooch made of fully hallmarked nine carat gold in the shape of a spray of fern leaves ties up with a bow. This vintage brooch is a lovely piece of jewellery being set with three garnets and three pearls. This brooch measures about 4.2 cms long