|French beaded tulle evening dress, 1930s, from the Vintage Textile archives|
Saturday, August 27, 2016
For the most part, "estate" means "previously owned". Although, on occasion, a jeweler will close their shop and have never worn pieces of jewelry of other eras that simply did not sell because they were hidden in a drawer or kept in the vault. By the same token, new pieces of jewelry have recently appeared in some auctions and been referred to as "estate" to when it would not be accurate to describe them in that manner.
|VICTORIAN pietra dura pendant 9k gold|