What’s New is Old–Recent Arrivals to our Vintage Jewelry Department

April 5th, 2013 by James L. Sweaney, CGA, FGA. GG


We’re just back from the Los Angelese Antiques Jewelry Show where we acquired these wonderful vintage and antique items. Antiques are at least 100 years old, while vintage refers to pieces less old, but usually of period style, such as Art Deco or Retro.

A superb vintage Art Deco bracelet, I-22415 features an attractive design innovation over the classic line bracelet style– six larger diamonds set into octagonal stations along the bracelet attract the eye and add interest. With 3 1/2 cts of dazzling high quality Old European cut diamonds, this rare platinum bracelet is a real find. All original and ready to wear, it’s in wonderful condition.


This striking halo style ring of platinum and 14K gold is turn-of-the-century, set with a bright golden 1.16 ct Old European center diamond surrounded with 5/8 ct of rose and antique cut diamonds. An unusual antique engagement ring for someone who wants a big look with lots of sparkle.


Different because we usually see filigree rings in white metal, this delicate engagement ring is early 2oth century, maybe even antique, set with a nice quality 3/4 ct. Old European cut diamond. Yellow gold is making a big comeback.


Charming with a one carat blue sapphire center, this vintage 50’s white gold engagement ring features sprays of baguette diamonds and a well made wedding band contoured to fit perfectly.


This delicately hand fabricated Victorian cutey is set with a 1/3 ct natural Burma ruby and antique cut diamonds. We think the ruby is natural color, no heat treatment.


From Great Britain, this classic Victorian style is set with an Old Mine cut center and rose cuts. Whoops, sold already!


A Modern piece, this high quality turquoise cabochon set in 14K yellow gold is rich and elegant. Vintage late 20th century, maybe 1970’s?

If you’ve inherited jewelry that you wish to sell or would just like to know what you have, our expert jewelry appraisers will be happy to sit down with you and examine your pieces. We are always looking to buy quality items and will make a fair offer on the spot.

You can visit these and other new old pieces in our vintage jewelry department during store hours, Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 am – 5:30 pm.

Hurry, good vintage items don’t last long in our shop!

P.S.– Don’t forget to vote for Mardon as your favorite and best Jeweler in this’s year’s Reader’s  Choice survey by the Press Enterprise.

You can vote from April 1 thru April 30– ballots are online at PE.com, available at Mardon, and in editions of The Press Enterprise 4/3, 4/14, 4/17, and 4/28; 4/4 and 4/18 in The Weekly; and 4/5 and 4/19 in LaPrensa.

Look for our ad in your Press Enterprise– it will remind you to visit the “voting booth” at the PE.com–http://www.pe.com/readerschoice/

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