​​​Quality Jewelry At Wholesale Pricing

C.W. Estate Jewelers

  1. Is the item drop-dead- gorgeous?  If it doesn’t have style, it doesn’t go in the case.
  2. Is the piece structurally sound? 
  3. Will it hold up well to everyday wear? 
  4. Are the prongs solid enough to hold the diamonds and gemstones securely in place?
  5. Are the diamonds and gemstones beautiful?  
  6. Are they a fine quality? 
  7. Are they undamaged?
  8. Are we able to price the item for at least 50% below market price to give our customer's an exceptional value?
  • In order for a piece to be considered antique, it must be at least 100 years old. 
  • Vintage jewelry, by definition, must be at least 20 years old. 
  • Vintage connoisseurs will tell you, however, that a piece should be at least 50 years old to be considered truly vintage.

What is considered estate jewelry? Estate is a way to say a piece is pre-owned. At CW’s we purchase pre-owned pieces daily that we offer for sale in our estate jewelry collection. Quality is very important to us so when we purchase a piece that doesn’t stand up to our rigorous quality standards, we don’t put it in our case.  We base our decision on whether a piece will be added to our estate jewelry collection on these main attributes:

If the answer to these questions are "Yes, Yes, Yes", then our in-house jeweler carefully refinishes the piece so it looks brand new and we add it to our estate jewelry collection. Estate jewelry is defined as jewelry that was previously owned and can be from any period in history.  Some in the industry, get more specific in historical classification.  At times you may also here the following terminology:

If you are someone that appreciates unique jewelry and are passionate about a quality at a great price, estate jewelry collections could hold just what you’ve been looking for.

Defining "Estate Jewelry"