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3 Ways a Beginner Jewelry Collector Can Identify Antique and Estate Jewelry

Visit David Hayman Jewellers next week to explore an extensive array of estate, vintage, and period jewelry from the Madison Estate Collection.

3 Ways a Beginner Jewelry Collector Can Identify Antique and Estate Jewelry

Learning how to readily identify antique and vintage jewelry takes years and years of dedication and practice, but for the beginner collector, David Hayman Jewellers offers three tips to make the process easier.

Like any other industry, certain jewelry-making trends go in and out of style over the years. The details of an estate piece will point to a specific era; it’s all in knowing which ones to look out for. Combining observations from the following questions with a knowledge of jewelry-making history will help boost any collector’s identifying skills.

  • What materials and jewelry-making methods are used? Platinum jewelry, for example, were not made until the Edwardian era; therefore, platinum estate pieces will never be older than that. Fittings and findings also prove helpful in determining the age of a jewelry item.
  • What colors, themes, or design motifs are present? Because design trends often overlap eras and certain motifs and colors show up again and again, these details should be combined with others to estimate a jewelry piece’s age.
  • Are there any hallmarks or maker’s marks? These “signatures” can usually be found on the backs, edges, or findings of an item.

For those who want to try their hand at identifying estate jewelry or simply want to add a new piece to their collection, David Hayman Jewellers will host their semi-annual Estate Jewelry Sale featuring items from the Madison Estate Collection.

On October 25th from 10AM-6PM and October 6th from 10AM-4PM, shoppers can discover exquisite pieces from time periods like the Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, and Retro eras. In addition to these antique and vintage treasures, the retailer will also offer exotic gems, contemporary designs, and more for the avid jewelry lover.

Founded in 2007 by four industry professionals with extensive knowledge in the field, today the Madison Estate Collection is regarded as the country’s premier destination for antique, period, and estate jewelry. Book an appointment with David Hayman Jewellers to see up close and personal the unique designs the Madison Estate Collection offers!

For more information on the Estate Jewelry Sale or to RSVP for the event, contact David Hayman Jewellers at (714) 996-9032 or

About David Hayman Jewellers

Located in Yorba Linda, California, David Hayman Jewellers is a premier provider of engagement rings, wedding bands, loose diamonds, luxury timepieces, and fine jewelry from some of the world’s top designer brands. Although they have a stellar lineup of fine jewelry designers at their showroom, what David Hayman truly specializes in is custom design work. Since their humble beginnings, their motto has been: “If you can dream it, we can create it for you.” Visit them today to discover why David Hayman Jewellers is Orange County’s most trusted name in jewelry.

For more information about the designers, products, and services they offer, visit their showroom in person, email, or call (714) 996-9032 today.


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