If you’re ready to make a big jewelry purchase, you better get all of your ducks in a row. Walking into a store to purchase a diamond stacking ring is one thing, but if you’re in the market to invest in vintage jewelry, there are a few things you should educate yourself on beforehand. If you’re like me and don’t know the first thing about the ins and outs of the vintage jewelry business, the whole idea of figuring out what kind of pieces are worth investing in, where to look, what to look for, and so on and so forth is all very overwhelming, but that’s what Jill Heller is here for.
Heller is the expert when it comes to all things vintage jewelry. And by expert, I mean people like Rihanna and Cardi B hit her up when they need an epic array of bling for a night out. Heller works with jewelry in many capacities ranging from designing it to working with private collectors internationally to help curate their array of vintage gems. You could imagine that after working in the jewelry industry for quite some time, Heller has built up quite a wealth of knowledge, and I was itching for her to share all of her secrets. Lucky for me, she obliged and spilled her dos and don’ts when it comes to shopping for vintage jewelry.
Everything from what to look for to what to fully avoid is listed ahead, and all of the best vintage pieces are shoppable for you in between (including Heller’s own collection). If you’re a jewelry fanatic, I would brace yourself—the content ahead is a recipe for a major shopping spree.