8. Since I'm typically buying hundreds of pieces at a time when I'm out Sparkhuntin', it's impossible to try everything on. But, it's a good practice to make sure the piece is in good working order, especially for clip-on earring backs which can become loose over time.
I think quality vintage rings are hard to come by because they get worn out more than other types of jewelry and therefore become extinct sooner. Either than or vintage rings are just really popular, we can't seem to keep them in stock either! The cool thing about vintage cocktail rings is that most of them are adjustable.
9. Unless you are buying a signed piece, you have to be careful that you're not just buying a used piece of current fashion jewelry that you think is vintage. A lot of vendors mix in cheap current jewelry with vintage so it can get very confusing. I use vintage jewelry books as reference tools for figuring out what decade an unsigned piece is from so that I can be sure it's authentic vintage.
Not all vintage jewelry is created equal either. Our prices all take into account the style, decade, material and original designer.
The great thing about vintage jewelry is that it's easy to carry. At the end of each hunt, my dad always asks me to pick out a favorite piece from the day and it's always so hard! I literally love everything we find. Make sure you're following us on Instagram to shop some our finds in the moment, including a few of the pieces I'm wearing in this post!