Sell Your Vintage Jewelry

Get the most when you sell your vintage jewelry to Leo’s in San Diego!


Just bring in your valuables and our experts will take care of the rest.


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Have you recently cleaned out your jewelry box and found jewelry you no longer wear? Don’t let your vintage jewelry go to waste- sell it to Leo Hamel Jewelry & Gold Buyers! Selling vintage jewelry to San Diego’s premium jewelry buyers is easy and stress-free. Stop by for a free evaluation, find out the worth of your vintage jewelry, and leave with money in your pocket!

What is vintage jewelry?

All vintage jewelry is pre-owned, or used jewelry. Any jewelry that is not new is considered vintage jewelry. A ring that was purchased 2 years ago or even 2 days ago is referred to as vintage. Some vintage jewelry can be further characterized by the period of time in which it was produced.

Jewelry from the following eras is considered vintage jewelry since it’s less than 100 years old. Jewelry that is over 100 years old is considered antique.

  • Retro Jewelry: Circa 1930 to 1950. Bold and extraordinary. Reflected Hollywood’s golden age. Retro jewelry features glitzy statement pieces, whimsical designs, and feminine motifs.
  • Mid-Century Jewelry: Circa 1940 to 1960. Large, heavy pieces were common in this era, from bib necklaces, bracelets to large brooches. Styles incorporated geometric designs as well as ribbon-like motifs.
  • Modern Jewelry: Circa 1950 to present. Contemporary and timeless. Advanced technology allows for evolved designs. Modern jewelry features dramatic designs, flashy diamonds, and textured settings.

In order to avoid any confusion regarding antique and vintage jewelry, think of it like this: any jewelry that has been previously owned, whether for one day, one year, or 10 years, is considered vintage jewelry. Antique jewelry is anything that is over 100 years old, like a family heirloom.

There are certain factors that determine the value of vintage fine jewelry. These include:

  • Condition
  • Rarity
  • History
  • Period significance
  • Demand

Used jewelry seems to have a negative connotation attached to it. But what people don’t realize is that jewelry is built to last a lifetime! Your unwanted jewelry can be another person’s treasure. Once sold to us, all it needs is a little bit of cleaning and polishing and it’s good as new. Receive the highest payout in San Diego for your vintage jewelry and help someone else find their new favorite accessory! Valuable vintage jewelry is popular for its collectability and desirability. Please keep in mind that jewelry that is “vintage inspired” will not produce the same value as true vintage fine jewelry.

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