Antique Jewelry Gift Guide

Look back at some gift-worthy heirlooms.

Find that perfect gift for someone special. Purchasing the ideal antique jewelry gift is a bit more challenging because most of these pieces are one of a kind. There’s no Amazon catalog in our mailbox, and there’s no telling whether the jewelry we’re buying is authentic and worth it.

I’ve gathered some hot pieces on Etsy that I think would make the perfect gifts for antique jewelry lovers. There are a variety of jewelry eras and styles to make gift-giving that much easier.

I’ve also included one reproduction to this list to get you familiar with how reproductions are marketed on Etsy. Many people might purchase that ring thinking it’s old when it’s not.

When you’re buying antique jewelry as a gift, be sure to consider the following:

  • Do you know if this person likes old jewelry? In my experience working at the store, the people who came in with returns after the holidays usually did so because they didn’t like the idea of owning “someone else’s jewelry.” This happened most often with antique lockets that still have photos inside.
  • Do you know their ring size? Antique rings can be difficult to size to the extreme, so having this information is vital if you plan on spending a lot on an antique ring.
  • What’s the store’s return policy? Make sure you give yourself some wiggle room in case your loved one ends up needing or wanting to return the jewelry.

And without further ado, here are some of my favorites right now. Happy hunting!

Antique Jewelry Gifts for Under $100

Antique Jewelry Gifts Between $100 – $200

Antique Jewelry Gifts Between $200 – $600

Luxury Antique Jewelry

If you’re still stumped and looking for more ideas, check out these handy gift guides from Etsy’s editors. Also, let me know if you want to see more gift guides like this by reaching out to me on Instagram.

My Etsy Shop Picks


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