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Calibre jewellery refers to jewellery which uses gemstones that are cut to fit a specific design. Usually, calibre stones are rectangular or square but can be any shape which is necessary to create a design. The term 'calibre' comes from 'calibration', which means dividing with gradations. This is a perfect descriptor of the jewellery design technique. Calibre jewellery often uses many small, differently shaped stones to create beautiful and colourful designs. The jewels are often set close together and intricately fashioned by hand. Vintage calibre rings are a great example of the artistry of past jewellery designers. 

Calibre jewellery often displays the incredible craftsmanship of jewellery designers. Vintage calibre cut rings display custom faceted gemstones which line up perfectly together. There is virtually no space between the gemstones- they all fit together perfectly. Calibre jewellery is very labour-intensive to create and is often difficult to find today. This means that vintage calibre stones are extremely popular, due to their beauty and scarcity. 

The vintage calibre cut shot into popularity during the Art Deco period of the 1920s and 1930s. The Art Deco period was known for its striking, geometric designs. This is reflective of the relative modernity of the time- after the Great War, society looked to the future. At this time, people wanted to be seen as streamlined and contemporary. 

Art Deco is known for its bright, modern jewellery design. Calibre jewellery was extremely popular as it allowed jewellery designers to experiment with jewels and create interesting and intricate designs. Vintage calibre rings are often extremely striking to look at because of their carefully crafted gemstones and visually appealing colours. During the art deco period, calibre jewellery often used sapphires, emeralds and rubies. Diamonds are not considered calibre unless they are coloured. This means vintage calibre jewellery is often highly visually impressive. The intense colour and contrast make them an extremely popular choice, even today. Vintage calibre jewellery makes a beautiful Art Deco engagement ring

We have a selection of beautifully designed jewellery featuring these exquisite techniques, from unique engagement rings to vintage eternity rings. If any of these beautiful pieces catch your eye, don't hesitate to contact us here online. You can also visit us at our Hatton Garden showroom. 

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Calibre jewellery uses many different gemstones which are cut for a specific design. Usually, the gemstones are square or rectangular but can be any shape. They are often cut with a design in mind. The term 'calibre' comes from 'calibration', which means dividing with gradations. Calibre jewellery is very unique and displays the prowess of past jewellery designers.

Sometimes, the distinction between antique and vintage jewellery can be confusing. Vintage jewellery often refers to jewellery that has been made within the last 100 years, while antique jewellery is often older. For example, our calibre jewellery range includes pieces that could be considered both vintage and antique.

It's essential to preserve the value of your vintage jewellery, such as calibre jewellery. Because calibre jewellery is often vintage, cleaning them properly is important to preserve their value. Be careful when cleaning. Make sure you rinse the jewellery. Rinse your jewellery carefully under warm water. Use a very soft brush to dislodge any dirt, and if it needs extra cleaning, use a mild washing-up liquid. Calibre jewellery - the stones are incredibly precious and can be easier to dislodge due to their size. Here at Berganza, we offer complimentary annual cleaning for life with every purchase, so your antique calibre jewellery can be taken care of properly.

For many people, their vintage jewellery is a careful investment. This is true whether it was an inherited piece or bought as an investment. Calibre jewellery pieces can be difficult to part with, as they are incredibly unique. Making sure to consult experts on your vintage calibre jewellery can make sure that you get a fair price for your jewellery. Here at Berganza, our expertise in vintage designer jewellery means we are ideal for this. If you have a piece of beautiful vintage calibre jewellery you'd like to sell us, contact us at purchases@berganza.com.

Here at Berganza, there are many things we take into consideration when evaluating vintage calibre jewellery. We study the pieces very carefully. Calibre jewellery includes precisely measured stones so that it can be precious. First of all, we pay close attention to the calibre of jewellery to determine its value. If you have any authentication (such as proof of purchase, or proof of designer), this can increase the value of your vintage calibre jewellery. Vintage calibre jewellery can be incredibly valuable, and we are committed to conducting accurate assessments on each piece that passes through our doors.


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