It’s December 16th. If you’re planning on buying someone jewelry online for the holidays and you haven’t done it yet, your hour has come.
Lucky for you, I’ve rounded up some fantastic, currently-available antique jewelry for you right here. Just a few clicks of the mouse or taps of the screen remain between you and that warm “Yes I DID remember to buy that gift” feeling.
We’re going to look at a wide range of styles and prices here today – starting at pieces around $100, because jewelry doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to be spectacular.
And remember: you deserve gifts too! Treat yo’self, darlings.
Buying antique jewelry as gift can feel intimidating if you’re not a jewelry nut yourself, but as long as you buy from a reputable dealer and pay attention to all the details of the piece before you purchase there’s no reason to be nervous.
I’m only linking to dealers here that I know and trust. If none of these pieces strikes your fancy or you want more options, click through and check out what else they may have.
Please note: while these pieces were all available when I wrote this post, remember that antique jewelry is one of a kind and once these babies are gone, they’re gone! If you fall in love, don’t wait – and remember to ask about shipping times.
I think this locket is fantastic. The design has such a dynamic feeling of movement and because it’s silver with a paste gem, you get a whole lot of unique antique style for your dollar here.
I love garnet for winter. This is two brooches and one pendant. Can’t you picture any one of these glowing warmly against a soft gray sweater?
If you want to blow someone’s mind, buy them this bracelet. Seriously. It looks like magic. Who could resist this kind of ethereal platinum spiderwebbing?
If the person you’re buying jewelry for is an Elvish princess, this lavalier would be an excellent pick. So spectacularly pretty!
We jumped up in price point for a moment, but it’s worth it. How delicious are these babies? I’m particularly in love with the emerald ring. I suspect it may have magical powers.
More lockets! I love love love lockets as a gift. You can put a keepsake inside or leave it empty. Mr. DitL gave me one for Christmas a year or two ago and I keep a note from him hidden inside it.
This lovely piece is listed as delicate, but it’s so pretty that it would be worth the careful handling. It would go with anything.
I love Art Nouveau enamel flowers. So elegant and romantic! This one is particularly delicate; look at the detailing of the individual veins in the petals.
It’s hard to beat a lavalier. They’re so pretty and delicate that each one feels special, even though they’re not an uncommon antique design. Any one of these would be a delight to unwrap.
That’s all I’ve got for you! Happy hunting, darlings.
While some of the businesses featured here are business partners and/or friends, no one paid to be in this post.