Making the most of Vintage and Antique Jewellery

Making the most of Vintage and Antique Jewellery

With a history and life of its own, we are only a chapter in the story of vintage and antique jewellery. As caretakers of these beautiful pieces, it is our role to keep them loved and well looked after, ready to be enjoyed by their next custodian. 

Keep scrolling for our top tips on caring for older jewellery plus our favourites from our current vintage collection. 

Vintage and Antique Jewellery Care

Whilst modern jewellery is often made with resilience in mind, many vintage pieces have a more delicate design. This means a little extra care is required to keep these treasures looking their best. 

Keep away from chemicals

Planning on spring cleaning? Take off those jewels! Not only will chemicals dull the shine of your favourite pieces (new or old), over time they will gradually decay the precious metals and gemstones beyond repair. 

The finishing touch

Lotions, perfumes and cosmetic creams can clog up the settings in your jewellery, making them appear lack lustre. There is an easy fix, just make sure your jewellery is the last thing you put on when you are getting ready.

Store it well

The best way to store any type of fine jewellery is in a soft lined jewellery box. This is particularly important with delicate vintage and antique pieces to minimise scratches, chipping and other damage whilst stored.

Brush it off

After wearing it is a good idea to give your vintage and antique jewellery a gentle clean with a soft cloth. This helps to remove dirt or oils from the day, which in turn reduces how often you need to have your piece professionally cleaned by us!

Bring it to the pros!

Whilst a soft cloth might help reduce the required frequency of a pro clean, to keep your antique and vintage pieces in the very best condition, a trip to see us at Warrenders is advised. Not only will you be surprised at the transformation these older jewels can have, we will also give your piece a thorough check for signs of wear and tear which could lead to significant damage or loss if left unresolved.

Now you know how to look after your collection, here are some of our favourite pieces from our current range of vintage and antique jewellery.

 Sapphire and Diamond Ring - £795.00