Collecting Costume Jewelry
Love of costume jewelry isn’t just about obsessing over the beauty of the pieces you collect. It’s also about its history and sometimes its provenance. Think about jewelry you’ve been given for anniversaries or pieces you’ve found at the mall several decades ago or perhaps an antiques store on a country trip. The list of places to find vintage jewelry is endless especially now with so many selling a wide selection on various platforms on the internet. Most of can still remember the very first piece of jewelry that got us hooked and some of us still own that piece. Remember the way it felt in your hand? The weight of vintage jewelry is actually seductive. The pieces we collect are truly special and we like to think that they’ll become family heirlooms. Jewelry can also be a very good investment.
There are collectors and there are admirers of jewelry and then there are those of us that obsess over it. Some of us take it from hobby to profession or avid collector and there are a multitude of reasons why. Our creating and wearing of jewelry dates back to the first recorded history of man and it been a steadfast means of making a statement or keeping something meaningful close to our hearts and bodies. It’s a form of expression that tells people, who may likely not know anything about us, something a little bit more like a little clue. In the 21st century jewelry collections have become much more meaningful and even more common means of making bold statements.
So, remember that you do not have to be an aficionado to become a collector. We all started with the first piece of vintage that caught our attention and became the very beginning of a lifetime love of jewelry. You don’t have to spend a fortune either. You can take a look at some of our favorite pieces by visiting our site at Hampton-Jewelry.com.
Jewelry collectors’ groups online have informative websites to assist you with identifying markings, signatures and the better ones provide a never ending amount of other fascinating information including that of the design house or makers. Many collectors are also highly interested in pieces made in France by their favorite designers such as Chanel, Dior, Givenchy and others. There are an abundance of pins of jewelry on Pinterest that will absolutely make your jaw drop. These range from almost every imaginable style and price range. There are also plenty of sites for trading and collecting, conventions for jewelry collectors, Facebook pages and groups. It is an exciting adventure to enter an antique store so much so that it makes one feel a little giddy! There are friends to be made too! You’ll be surprised at how many friendly people there are out there, ready and willing, to help you identify a piece if you post it.
So, if you have, or even if you haven’t, already begun collecting take a look at the collections in our online boutique by visiting https://poshmark.com/closet/hamptonvintage and add a few pieces while enjoying our discounts. Any questions or comments are welcome. Stay safe and thank you for browsing! Enjoy your hunting, gathering and collecting!