Mayveda is passionate about original, one of a kind pieces of jewellery which have a rich history, fun to wear and sentimental. We are excited to share our knowledge with our customers.
Vintage, Costume & Antique Jewellery
Vintage pieces of jewellery have to be at least 20 years old while antique pieces of jewellery have to be at least 100 years old. Jewellery from the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian era are antique, jewellery from the 1920s to the 1990s are vintage.
Pieces of jewellery can be either be vintage or antique and costume. Costume jewellery is made from non-precious materials although it can incorporate excellent craftsmanship and high quality materials which can be better than fine jewellery.
The movement towards costume jewellery was due to designers wanting to find more affordable substitutes for precious gemstones and metals.