Stephanie Windsor curates antique and vintage jewelry pieces from bygone eras, each with its captivating tale, outstanding craftsmanship, impeccable quality, and stunning design. Our collection of extraordinary antique earrings and vintage gold earrings showcases one-of-a-kind treasures. We are thrilled to share our love for the elegance of 18th-century girandole or the timeless beauty of Late Georgian pendeloque earrings, Micromosaics from the Grand Tour, vintage pearl earrings, and more. Our selection of old-mine European cut brilliant diamond earrings with their cushion-like shape and antique charm, captures the romantic essence of the Victorian era. We take pride in bringing you the most exquisite antique jewelry of the finest quality gold, yellow gold, rose gold, and gemstones. 

We are always adding and growing our collection of antique jewelry. We invite you to explore our curated selection and find the perfect piece that speaks to your unique style.  At Stephanie Windsor, every jewel tells a story—make one of them yours.

Antique Earrings: Frequently Asked Questions

What does the term "Estate Earrings" mean?

"Estate Earrings" refer to owned or worn earrings that form part of a larger estate jewelry collection. These earrings encompass styles and time periods known for their designs and superior craftsmanship. They usually come from estates, auctions, or private collections. They can vary from older to modern styles.

Is vintage jewelry worth anything?

Yes, vintage jewelry can hold value. Jewelry linked to specific eras or famous figures often commands higher prices. Its worth is enhanced by factors such as:

  • Rarity: Unique pieces or those part of notable collections tend to be more valuable.
  • Signed Jewellery:  Signed jewelry refers to pieces that have a maker's mark or signature from the designer, manufacturer, or jeweler who created them. This mark can be a name, initials, logo, or symbol and is usually engraved or stamped on the jewelry item. The signature helps to identify the creator of the piece, which can add to its provenance and value. Signed pieces are often sought after by collectors because they can provide information about the history, origin, and authenticity of the item. Examples of renowned jewelry signatures include Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels. 
  • Materials: The use of high-quality metals and gemstones, such as gold, platinum, diamonds, and rubies, plays a crucial role in determining value.

What is Hallmark Jewelry?

Hallmark jewelry involves marks that indicate the metal content and sometimes the place and date of manufacture. These marks are stamped on the jewelry and can include:

  • Assay Marks: Indicating the purity of the metal (e.g., 18k for gold).
  • Maker’s Marks: Symbols or letters representing the maker or company.
  • Standard Marks: Symbols representing the metal type (e.g., a crown for gold in the UK).
  • Date Letters: Indicating the year the piece was made, often in the form of a letter.

Hallmarks are important for determining the authenticity and metal quality of the jewelry. They are typically regulated by official assay offices in various countries to ensure standardization. For example, the UK has several assay offices, such as those in London, Birmingham, and Edinburgh, which have been marking jewelry for centuries.

How can you tell quality vintage jewelry?

Identifying high-quality vintage jewelry involves looking for:

  • Craftsmanship Marks: Indications of origin and metal purity.
  • Materials: Use of gold, platinum, sterling silver, and precious gemstones.
  • Condition: Pieces in well-maintained condition without wear and tear, with secure closures.
  • Timeless Designs: Jewelry that captures the essence of its era.
  • Provenance: Documented proof of the piece's history adds to its value.

If uncertain, consult a jewelry expert for an appraisal.

How do you source your vintage earrings?

At Stephanie Windsor, each piece is meticulously curated by Stephanie herself. She hand-selected each item based on its authenticity, condition, and unique design, ensuring that our collection is both exquisite and genuine.

How do I maintain the beauty of my vintage earrings?

Store them in a soft cloth or jewelry box when not in use. Avoid exposure to chemicals and excessive moisture. Consider professional cleaning services to keep them in pristine condition.

Can I return or exchange vintage earrings?

Please consult our detailed return and exchange policy on our website, tailored to ensure your safety and satisfaction with every purchase.