What Makes Vintage Costume Jewelry Valuable?

You don't want to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars to have fancy pieces of jewelry for each outfit and occasion. It would cost a fortune to be consistently covered with diamonds and other precious jewels! On the other hand, you don't want to look and feel cheap either. We encourage you to look towards the middle, to high end costume jewelry.

What is Costume Jewelry?

The term "costume jewelry" describes the pieces you wear to match with an outfit, not fine jewelry. This term dates way back to the early 20th century. It was used to reflect the use of the word costume, which meant an outfit back then. 

Costume jewelry is made with copper or brass, not sterling silver, platinum, or gold. High end costume jewelry pieces feature simulated stones and crystals. These decorative jewelry pieces are worn for personal adornment, but that's not to say they're not valuable. In fact, the longer they last, the more valuable they will become. With Heidi Daus jewelry, you can expect them to last for a very, very long time! 

Is Costume Jewelry Valuable?

It would be a mistake to think that just because a piece isn't made from diamonds and gold that it can't or won't be valuable. In fact, well-made pieces will last for generations to come. These vintage pieces are still quite valuable. Much of this has to do with the quality of the craftsmanship and the beauty of the design.

Jewelry this special doesn't just happen! In this YouTube video, you'll see just what goes into our labor of love to make new jewelry pieces. There is so much dedication and effort that goes into every piece! The composition of color must be absolutely perfect before we approve a piece for production, and that is only the beginning.

Heidi Daus is extremely proud of the details in each piece, and it's easy to see why. These are more than just "big pretty," as she says. Take a look at any of our pieces, but especially something like the "State of the Heart" Crystal Heart Ring. Don't just glance at it, really look deeply at the details of the item. It's no wonder these pieces are so valuable and become more so as time goes on.

A Few of Our Favorite Costume Jewelry Pieces

You may expect these pieces to cost thousands of dollars. With how beautiful they are, as well as the details and craftsmanship that goes into each costume jewelry piece, this price doesn't seem unreasonable. This is why you will be so pleased to see pieces like these are priced in the hundreds, not the thousands. 

"Petite Garden" Beaded Crystal Floral Necklace

This gorgeous necklace guarantees you’ll charm and enthrall everyone in the room. Our favorite part of this piece is the detailed design and unique beauty, making it very special indeed. It features a single strand of rose colored beads supporting a three dimensional generously sized cluster of floral blooms with stem accents rendered in shimmering crystal pavé.

"The Daily Double" Beaded Crystal Bracelet

We love this piece because at first glance it looks understated. Then, when you take a closer look, the true details of the craftsmanship are revealed. This bracelet is the perfect way to add a bit of sparkle, without overpowering the rest of the outfit. It is available in clear, turquoise, black, mink, blue, and coral color options.

"Elegant Tear Drop" Beaded Crystal Drop Earrings

These earrings combine both crystals and pearls for a luxurious and classic pair that’s an instant family heirloom. A single Tahitian pearl or light pink color bead supports a trio of pear cut diamond crystal strands, accented by diamond crystal pavé and gold tone accents. They're simply stunning!

We encourage you to browse our website and find a few of your favorite pieces. We made them to not only look pretty, but to last a lifetime and beyond. If you care for them properly, you can expect to pass these vintage pieces on to your loved ones.