Ebay is one of the best places to search for vintage jewelry, and you can use ebay coupons to make your finds even better value.
Vintage jewelry is a great way to accessorize your look in a unique and trendy fashion. And it doesn’t necessarily mean spending out hundreds of dollars to buy some truly splendid pieces, although some of the rarer items do command high prices.
Before you begin your search, check out if you are entitled to any discounts by visiting the ebay coupon page. These coupons often change so it’s well worth seeing if there is an ebay coupon code which you’ll be able to apply to your purchase and save some money.
When looking for your vintage jewelry, the first thing to remember is not to get carried away. The first rule of your search is that if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
Remember the golden rule – only buy it if you like it. Reputable ebay sellers will post plenty of photographs of the piece so you can see it from all angles. Any damage or signs of wear will be clearly specified. And remember, this is vintage jewelry – meaning it has been used. If something doesn’t show any signs of wear, then is it really vintage?
Learn to read between the lines, as some people have become very clever at writing descriptions which are on the ambiguous side. Be very aware of wording such as ‘in the style of’ or just ‘style’. Learn the difference between gold, gold plated, rolled gold, silver, sterling silver and silver gilt – they all have a huge difference in the value of a piece of jewelry. If you are looking for vintage jewelry made in precious metals, get yourself a hallmark book. Then you will be able to accurately date when the metal was assayed and by which maker. Again, this can have a huge effect on the price, with or without the use of an ebay coupon.
But most importantly, only buy pieces that you love. That’s the reason you are looking for these unique and vintage pieces. And don’t be afraid to ask the seller as many questions as you need to satisfy yourself that you are buying what you think you are.