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Explore Our Collection of Vintage Silver Jewellery

Silver has been an important commodity in society for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. As a result, antique and vintage silver jewellery continues to circulate and carry with it a profound history. 

Antique and vintage silver jewellery has been worn by royalty and the nobility for thousands of years, alongside gold and precious gemstones. It was around the 13th century that standardised sterling silver was introduced, as King Edward I created a statute requiring all silver to have a purity of at least 92.5%. 

Ancient, antique and vintage silver jewellery feature inscriptions and motifs, including hunting, chariots and animals, with each piece symbolising an important part of society during that era. Before platinum was introduced to jewellery in 1901, silver jewellery, along with gold, dominated. 


Our collection of vintage silver jewellery features extremely rare pieces that have been treasured for hundreds or thousands of years. Explore our collection of Gold Jewellery for even more historical pieces.

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Vintage silver jewellery is any piece that is 50 to100 years old. However, after 1901, platinum started to be used more commonly, hence the majority of silver jewellery is from before this time.

Vintage, antique and ancient silver jewellery can be hundreds, if not thousands, of years old, so caring for it properly is important. To clean your jewellery, combine warm water with mild soap. Take a soft toothbrush and dip it into the mixture, then gently scrub the vintage silver jewellery to remove any dirt or grime. Rinse the piece in water, and dry with a soft cloth. With vintage silver jewellery, you should visit a professional jeweller at least once or twice a year, so that any weaknesses can be identified and the pieces can be thoroughly cleaned.

The best way to be sure whether vintage silver jewellery is real is to go to a certified vintage and antique jeweller. Some pieces of vintage silver jewellery will be hallmarked, although this isn’t always the case. It is likely that vintage jewellers will have the appropriate paperwork about the history of the jewellery to validate its authenticity.

To protect your vintage silver jewellery and allow it to breathe properly, it is best to store it in a jewellery box with soft cloth. Store at room temperature in a low-humidity room. Vintage silver jewellery has withstood the test of time and it will continue to when it is properly cared for.

Vintage silver jewellery varies significantly in its appearance, although pieces regularly feature inscriptions and motifs from that specific era. It is incredible how these pieces of vintage silver jewellery have stood the test of time and continue to be treasured.



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