Still, ‘vintage’ is another fancy word to mark-up second-hand goods. A side of caution and a vigilant eye will be necessary when checking out the array of gems laid out at the flea market or vintage boutique. Keep in mind that these pieces once belonged to someone, so signs of wear and tear are inevitable.
Shop with an open-mind and consider what ‘flaws’ you are willing to live with. After all, little nicks give unique character to jewellery and can be more comfortable to wear. Think of it as a pair of shoes that’s already been broken into.
So before you whip out your wallet, take a moment to consider these few tips. You might just save yourself from the agony of buyer’s regret.