What exactly is estate jewelry and where can one sell it?

Estate JewelryEstate jewelry is defined as any jewelry that has been previously owned. Estate jewelry can either be vintage or antique—two jewelry classifications that are used interchangeably. However, it’s important to note that vintage and antique are two different categories.

According to government guidelines, items at least 100 years old are considered antiques. Vintage pieces, meanwhile, are at least 20 to 30 years old. A necklace from the 1800s can be considered vintage, but it is more appropriate to refer to it as an antique to put emphasis on its age.

Jewelry is typically referred to as antique if it is from eras such as the Art Deco, Edwardian, Belle Epoque, Art Nouveau, Victorian, Georgian and earlier periods. Pieces that are classified as vintage were created during the Modern, Mid Century Modern, Retro, and Art Deco eras.

People generally own estate jewelry for years, then trade or sell them after they appreciated in value. Typically, these pieces will not be accompanied by a receipt or any sort of authenticity papers, as it can be over a hundred years old. That’s why it’s very important to bring your pieces to Biltmore Loan so that we can correctly appraise and authenticate your jewelry, gold, and diamonds.


Why sell estate jewelry to Biltmore Loan instead of other buyers?

With 30 years of experience and a graduate gemologist on staff, we have built an extensive network of collectors and dealers, which give us a significant edge over our competitors. Our work is founded on an in-depth knowledge of estate jewelry and other high-value assets so that you can get top dollar for your items.

What types of estate jewelry are accepted at Biltmore Loan?

Barry Kieselstein Frog Sterling & 14k Gold Earrings

Barry Kieselstein Frog Sterling & 14k Gold Earrings

Biltmore Loan is open for any type of estate jewelry that has value including, but not limited to, diamonds, colored gemstones, watches, gold, silver, and platinum. You can tap the value of those pieces either through a sale or a collateral loan. Some of the signed pieces we accept are from the following brands:

  • Barry Kieselstein
  • Buccellati
  • Cartier
  • Chanel
  • Chopard
  • David Webb
  • Fabergé
  • Georg Jensen
  • Gucci
  • Hammerman Brothers
  • J.E. Caldwell
  • Pomellato
  • Seaman Schepps
  • Schlumberger
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Tony Duquette
  • Van Cleef & Arpels

Biltmore Loan offers a convenient buying and loaning process. All you need to do is take in your items for appraisal. You will receive an offer based on our evaluation. If you agree to it, you will receive cash right away. If you signed up for a collateral loan, your items will be stored in a secure area. You will get them back once the loan is settled.

When it comes to selling estate jewelry or using them for a loan, it pays to go to a reputable buyer or lender in order to get the best amount for your pieces. With Biltmore Loan, you can rest assured that the correct value of your items is recognized.


Sell or Loan on your Estate Jewelry

Do you want to liquidate the value of your estate jewelry? Bring them over at Biltmore Loan. Our team will be more than happy to assist your and conduct a no-obligation appraisal of your items. You can fill up our FREE Appraisal form or visit our offices in Chandler and Scottsdale. You can also call:

Chandler: 480-705-5626
670 N 54th St, Chandler, AZ 85226

Scottsdale: 480-991-5626
10830 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Likewise, feel free to call us for your inquiries or browse through the website for essential information about our services and the items we accept.