How To Know If You Are Buying The Right Antique Product
Posted: Apr 28, 2019
An antique piece of jewellery is of high value to its owner as well as in the market. It is always judged by its durability, quality and gorgeousness and by far every antique piece has been of great financial value as well. However, with so many antiques in the market, it is sometimes very hard to distinguish between the real and the fake. And what sometimes looks like antique jewellery can also be a sly reproduction of the real thing. To help with this, there are a few points mentioned below that can help you differentiate more effectively between the real and the fake.
1. Investigate The Seller:
One of the first things to consider before buying antique jewellery is the reputation of the seller. If the seller does not have a good reputation in this industry and market, he/she might be trying to cheat you. To avoid such a situation, you should do proper research on the seller and also ask around to know more about his recent sales.
A major giveaway of such a seller is when they have more than one piece of the same product. Since it is an antique piece, there should not be more than one of a kind, so ordering is bulk should be hint enough that you are making the wrong decision.
2. Ask The Right Questions:
After you have decided on the product and the seller you want to buy it from, there are a few necessary questions that can help you figure out more about the authenticity of the product. Questions like how the seller came about to own the piece or any viable story of what the antique is about; can prove to be some worthy questions. However, a good seller will anyway provide necessary information about the product and its whereabouts without you having to ask them.
3. Look For Patina:
"Patina" is a word dealer usually use while talking for the sheen that occurs after several years of use. While dealers can get broken pieces restored, most Antique jewellery is sold as it is so that the quality is not compromised and there is no damage to the product.
Ensuring a couple of points mentioned above can deeply help you in making the right decision of buying antique jewellery. People are usually interested in antique products for various reasons. It can be because of the sentimental value or just to make it a part of their collection; some people even go and resale them in auctions. But whatever the reasons are, an antique can be a great asset to you only if bought wisely and if all research is done properly. It is always judged by its durability, quality and gorgeousness and by far every antique piece has been of great financial value as well. However, with so many antiques in the market, it is sometimes very hard to distinguish between the real and the fake. And what sometimes looks like antique jewellery can also be a sly reproduction of the real thing. Otherwise, it will just be like any other jewellery you own.
Fareed is a graduate of computer science engineering, a writer and marketing consultant. he continues to study on Nano technology and its resulting benefits to achieving almost there.