3 Benefits of Buying Vintage Jewellery

If you are considering buying a piece of jewellery, there are so many options out there to choose from. We are here to introduce you to the benefits of vintage jewellery, as it is such an amazing choice that is often overlooked. From being more environmentally friendly to offering unparalleled craftsmanship and better value for money, the benefits are endless. We know that you will fall in love with your piece of vintage jewellery!

It’s Environmentally Friendly

When you buy a piece of vintage jewellery, you are helping to completely avoid the damaging mass production process that is used to produce modern jewellery. The jewellery industry is extremely damaging, with chemicals that are used to extract metals being dumped into the environment, damaging ecosystems, water sources and poisoning wildlife. Not to mention, the industry is corrupt and workers are treated terribly.

So, buying a piece of vintage jewellery is the best option! Although the metals and gemstones would have had to be extracted at some point, the processes were generally more natural and they have already been completed. Nothing can be changed about the fact that this jewellery has been created, so it is so much better to treasure this jewellery rather than increasing the demand for more to be created.

Unparalleled Craftsmanship

The next benefit of choosing vintage jewellery is that it features unparalleled craftsmanship. Way before the time of mass production, specialist jewellers would carefully handcraft each and every element of the piece of jewellery, taking time, care and precision to make sure each piece was perfect. With this, comes a significant amount of character and uniqueness that is difficult to find in modern jewellery.

The demand for modern jewellery means that this simply isn’t possible anymore in most cases, so it is rare to find a piece that is made with the same care and consideration as vintage jewellery. Each popular vintage jewellery era comes with a specific sense of character that is stunning, so you can look around to find the era that suits you best. The history that is embedded in each and every piece of vintage jewellery is something to behold.

Better Value For Money

Last but least, vintage jewellery is much better value for money. Vintage jewellery is VAT exempt, meaning that because VAT has been paid on it before, it is not required to be paid again. In the UK, VAT is charged at 20%. So, for example, you could buy an art deco engagement ring for cheaper than a modern equivalent, even if it had the same quality metals and gemstones.

This is a discount that will automatically be applied, so you can take the price of each piece at face value!

Final Thoughts

We could go on and on about the benefits of vintage jewellery over modern equivalents, but hopefully we have given you enough incentive to go and have a look around a few vintage jewellers so you can appreciate the beauty and quality for yourself!