VINTAGE JEWELLERY SHOPPING
Why vintage jewellery?
We get this question a lot! At YazJewels, we believe that vintage and antique jewellery has an enduring, one-of-a-kind beauty that modern jewels simply can’t match. Each vintage jewel is a unique piece of art that carries a long history, making it so much more special than mass-produced items. And because it stands the test of time, vintage and antique jewellery is also a great investment and a more sustainable choice.
Buying vintage jewellery from a dealer will spare you the hassle of attending or following auctions. It can also save you from potentially overpaying for an item if you’re not market-proficient or experienced in bidding. At YazJewels, we always endeavour to acquire unique pieces at reasonable prices and pass this on to our customers. With us, you’ll enjoy a hassle-free vintage shopping experience, from free delivery to various methods for payment and more.
When was the jewellery made?
Our jewellery collection spans from the late Victorian period (1890s) to Contemporary pieces of the late 1990s. You can refer to each jewel’s description for information on the year/era of making. Don’t forget to visit our blog for fascinating details on each jewellery period!
What’s the difference between your fine jewellery and costume jewellery collections?
In our fine jewellery collection, you’ll find high-end jewels made of precious metal (solid gold, sterling silver, or platinum) and enhanced with genuine natural gemstones like diamonds, rubies, or sapphires. Fine jewellery is great for everyday wear, as it’s very durable and made to last.
Our costume jewellery collection features highly crafted fashion jewels made with gold-plated base metals (brass, copper, aluminium) enhanced with faux and imitation stones. Vintage costume jewellery can still hold high or collectable value, as it was expertly crafted to parallel the styles of its fine counterparts and provide affordable alternatives for ordinary people, looking just like the jewellery worn by the elite classes.
Where do you source your vintage and antique jewellery?
All our jewellery is sourced from reputable auction houses or established antique and vintage dealers across the USA and Europe.
I’m buying an item as a gift; does it come with a gift box?
All our jewellery comes wrapped in the YazJewels luxurious packaging and is accompanied with a thank you card, which can be used to send your customised message. Fine jewellery items come with velvet boxes and travel pouches, while costume jewellery items arrive in velvet pouches.
Does your jewellery come with certification that guarantees its authenticity?
All the jewels from our collections are accompanied with an information card describing the jewellery composition, type and carat of the metal/stone, and details of the era of making.
All fine jewellery with substantial diamonds comes with an IGI Diamond Certificate describing the diamonds' clarity, colour, and carat size.
Do you offer a warranty against damage?
Antique and vintage jewels have lived a life or two, so we advise our clients to treat them with extra TLC. We don't offer a warranty against damage, but we’re always open to discussing any issues with the purchased jewellery. Costume jewellery may drop a crystal or rhinestone if not handled with care, so we’re always happy to help with such repairs.
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Do you offer jewellery appraisal services?
We don’t have a resident licensed jewellery appraiser, but we can certainly help you identify the age and estimated value of your jewellery. We can also assist you in building or trimming your collection or even defining a collecting strategy based on your taste and preferences.
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How often do you get new items?
Our jewellery collections are enriched by two major drops, one often around the holiday season (November-December) and another closer to spring-summer. But since we’re always on the hunt for new vintage treasures, we also have sporadic drops throughout the year based on our acquisitions and what we can score from our travels.
How can I sign up for notifications about new collections?
Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to stay up-to-date with our new collections, events and pop-ups!
Do you have a physical store that I can visit?
We currently don’t hold a physical store, but we’re happy to arrange an appointment for you to view the item/items you’re interested in at a location of your choice in Dubai, UAE.
We also participate in several events across the country so make sure you sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date with our upcoming pop-ups.
How can I see the jewellery before making a purchase?
We try to provide as many details and imagery about our jewels on our website and Instagram page and hold regular pop-up shops at events across the UAE. We’re always happy to send you additional images and videos of the item you’re interested in to help with your decision. Depending on the item’s value, we’d be happy to arrange a private viewing at a location of your choice.
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How do I figure out my ring size?
You can follow these simple steps to figure out your ring size:
Wrap a piece of paper or string around the base of your finger.
Mark the point where the ends meet with a pen.
Measure the string or paper with a ruler in mm.
Pick the closest measurement on this ring size chart to find your ring size.
Can all the rings on your website be resized?
Not all vintage rings can be resized. You can find information on resizing the rings on our website in each item's description. A ring might not be suitable for resizing for numerous reasons, including:
the location of the hallmarks on the ring
the style of the band
if it's textured
if the gold is set in a particular design that once melted cannot be restored in the same design.