5 Easy Clues for Dating Antique or Vintage Jewelry

How did you like this resource? Your feedback helps us provide resources that matter to you most. Charts and Reference. See a variety of clasp styles, with usage suggestions and other information. Add-a-Bead Clasps are designed for use with chain although they can be used with cord. The low profile of the clasp allows large hole beads or large loop bails to slide right over the clasp onto the necklace. Adjustable Clasps are hook-and-eye clasps with an attached length of chain.

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This article will offer some tips on how to analyze and date antique jewelry. Zoe, CC-BY Jewelry mirrors time, culture, and societal values. It reflects the taste and attitude of every period in history. Luckily, there are definitely clues that can be used in deciphering how old your jewelry is. The older and more rare the piece of jewelry, the more valuable it will be.

It is hard to specifically date a piece of jewelry by the clasp alone, unless it Vintage jewelry necklaces were made with many styles of clasps.

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Jewelry Clasps and Closures

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My classic jewelry blog all about jewelry necklaces by their clasps, the late s through to have a new type: silver jewelry by clasp. Matching crystal brooch.

One of the best ways to avoid reproductions and fakes is to know and understand how originals are made. Reproductions are rarely made the same as originals due to changes in materials, labor costs and modern production techniques. When looking at brooches, you can get a good idea of the age of the piece by studying the catches, hinges and pins Fig. For the purposes of our discussion we are going to use the words “brooch” to mean the decorative, ornamental piece.

The word “pin” will refer to the pointed piece of metal that pierces the clothing. The “hinge” is the assembly that allows the pin to pivot. The “catch” is the piece or mechanism that holds the fastener at the pointed end opposite the hinge.

Dating Brooch Fasteners – 1850 to 1910

Vintage jewelry hardware refers to the various types of clasps, pins, earring backs, rings, and other elements used to create jewelry. NOTE: This is the final article in my four-part series on how to identify and date vintage jewelry. As time went on, the pins became shorter.

This might occur on the necklace clasp or the bracelet clasp but generally the I believe the pieces with the date (I have seen , and ) are the.

The Barrel Clasp – This type of clasp has been around for a long time. In antique pieces, it may exhibit changes in the shading of the metal. A tell-tale feature of an antique barrel clasp in fact may be a brassy appearance. This type of fastener gets its name from the tiny barrel that is found at both ends of the jewelry piece. These barrels typically either screw together or hook inside each other, rendering the antique necklace or bracelet extremely secure on the body.

The Fishhook Clasp – Sometimes referred to as a hook and box clasp, a fishhook fastener has a dainty and elegant appeal to it. The hook end is slim and may have some scalloped notches in it that give it the appearance of an antique key. This hook is delicate for a reason. It is designed to slide inside and hook, or lock, around a decorative encasing on the other side of the jewelry piece.

Often that other end will be in the shape of a fancy metallic teardrop with floral and other cutwork ornamenting it. The fishhook clasp is a good example of a concealed clasp. What this means is that it integrates itself so well into the overall design of the jewelry that one doesn’t even notice that it is there. Indeed, it can be considered an extension of the antique bracelet or necklace.

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You sure can tell a lot about a necklace by its clasp. I also love box clasps. Well written, thank you! Today’s post will continue our series devoted to various aspects to consider when putting together a vintage jewelry collection. In the last chapter we talked about the creative use of metal settings.

Just a quick tip for dating jewellery. When you inspect a necklace or bracelet. It is useful to look at the clasp. A circular clasp that opens with a.

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The clasps and fastenings which secure the necklace around the wearer’s neck have developed in time and often provide useful clues in dating the necklace.

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