Baldwins Antique Jewelry
Baldwins Antique Jewelry has been operating for more than 50 years. We travel around the world to bring unique antique, estate and vintage jewelry to our customers. We specialize in Victorian, Art Deco and Art Nouveau jewelry. Antique, vintage and estate jewelry is a great gift for a loved one or a special occasion.
If you are looking for something special, consider our antique engagement rings, art deco necklaces, vintage jewelry, antique bracelets and vintage watches. We also carry antique brooches and cameos along with Tiffany and Company signed pieces.
Antique rings are both romantic and mysterious, symbolizing infinity. By many, antique rings are highly sought after for formal occasions such as wedding engagements. Although modern jewelers replicate historical styles, an antique ring will always be unique. Shopping online for antique rings is a great place to start because you can quickly research ring-design settings from different historical periods.
The necklace is one of the oldest known forms of jewelry. Because of this, there is a wide range of antique necklaces in the marketplace. Antique necklaces range in materials and style. The most common antique necklace styles are bibs, ropes, chokers, princess and opera.
Necklaces can be found in many styles for men and women. An antique necklace makes a great gift for birthdays and anniversaries. The pendant is an important accessory to consider when buying an antique necklace.
Antique earrings are great for a night out or as a gift for your loved one. They can be found in all shapes and sizes. Most commonly, antique earrings are made from precious metals and stones. In some cases, antique earrings can be found made of wood or bone.
In America, antique earrings range from 1900 to 1960 are typically clip-ons. When shopping for antique earrings consider this. It is more rare to find studded earrings from the turn of century through sixties.
Antique bracelets, like necklaces, are one of the oldest forms of jewelry. From East to West bracelets have served as signs of wealth and good fortune.
Typically, bracelets are worn around the wrist; however, when shopping for antique bracelets you will find some that wrap the forearm. Antique bracelets are commonly found in a wide range of materials, from precious metals to leather and shells. When shopping for non-metal antique bracelets, pay special attention to the materials that string the bracelet together.
Antique watches can range in date from the late 1600s to the 1960s. Antique watches can be both mechanical or electronic. Self-winding, mechanical watches were produced in the early 1800s. Electronic watches were first produced in the 1960s.
The perfect antique watch will be both beautiful and functional. The casings are always made from metal while the bands may be made of leather or woven cloth. An antique watch will require regular maintenance from a skilled professional. Antique watches, for men and women, are popular gifts are graduations, promotions, anniversaries and birthdays.
Antique brooches are both ornamental and functional. In early Roman and Irish history, the brooch was predominantly worn by men, used to fasten clothes together such cloaks and capes. Over time, the brooch was also used to display family linage or cultural memberships.
Antique brooches are intriguing and are symbolic of position and place. In the Victorian period, brooches were associated with mourning. Antique brooches and pins are widely available today. They are very collectable and make good gifts for special occasions.