Vintage vs. Antique

There’s a difference, you know, a big one. And I’ll explain it to you here, though I don’t mean it to be confusing. For something to be considered an antique it has to be 100 years old or more. Now vintage is more representative of a certain decade or era. For my purposes, I say vintage is at least 25 years old. And when it comes to my jewelry, every part of it has to be either vintage or antique. That way the entire piece of jewelry I piece together is a new item made with actual vintage or antique parts. For me, it is a beautiful way to keep history alive, even if no one else knows that every bit of an Ollie & Co. bracelet is from another time, I know it and the purchaser knows it. And that’s good enough for me.

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