London Coin Jewelry Collection
Looking for vintage jewelry or one of a kinda pieces that is rich in history and style, the London Coin Gallery offers vintage jewelry, estate jewelry, and exquisite rare pieces for your collection.
Watches - As buyers of estate jewelry we often come across unique, vintage watches that may need some extra care to regain their appeal. After providing such care, we are able to offer them out to those who seek to add one of these beautiful pieces to their collection or to their accessories as a unique, timeless watch piece.
10K to 14K - Jewelry is manufactured with metals that are varied in their gold content. Most commonly 10k, 14k & 18k gold are used to create jewelry pieces. 10k is 41.7% gold, 14k is 58.5 % gold and 18k is 75% gold with the remaining percentage(s) being other metals or alloys such as silver and nickel. The lower the gold content, the lower the price and the stronger the jewelry piece. The higher the gold content, the higher the price and the softer the integrity of the jewelry piece: particularly when you get into the high karats of 22k & 24k. We buy & sell preowned gold pieces ranging from 10k to 24k in purity here at London Coin Galleries Mission Viejo.
Platinum - A dense, heavy weight white metal that is quite durable and long wearing. For this reason, as well as the fact that it is naturally a white metal without the addition of rhodium, as is needed in yellow gold (to make it white), it has been popular to use for making jewelry since the 1900’s. We happily buy and sell pieces that are made from this precious metal
Heirloom - By definition, an heirloom is something that is passed down for generations. Here at London Coin Galleries we believe some of our beautiful and unique pieces are worthy of becoming just that. Here are some examples, come by and see what else we may have in store.
Estate - Estate jewelry in simplest definition is jewelry that is pre-owned. It may come from many different sources: inheritance, personal sale and may come from many different time periods. If you are someone that appreciates unique, quality jewelry at prices well below new retail you should come by and see all that we have to offer.
Vintage - Jewelry that has been sold or acquired from estates or individuals that includes many decades or era’s. It is generally greater than 20 years old but not quite as old as antique jewelry. There are two broad categories of vintage jewelry: fine vintage which is made with precious metals: gold, silver or platinum and real or created gem stones . As well as costume vintage which used base metals and semi-precious or glass stones. At London Coin Galleries, we buy and sell only fine vintage pieces as it is assessed by its precious metal content.
Antique - Antique jewelry has reached an age of 100 years or more and therefore represents previous era’s in history. Like vintage jewelry, there are two distinct categories: those made with precious metals and those made with non-precious metals. We are happy to buy and sell fine antique jewelry pieces made with precious metals
Art-Deco - Dating back to the mid-1920’s and popular throughout the 1930’s, Art deco jewelry is marked by its geometry and symmetry reflecting the trends in fine art. Precious metals along with diamonds, precious stones, including black onyx and red coral, as well as radiating patterns in colored enamels were popular materials in Art Deco designs.
Diamonds - Diamonds are made special by their beauty, durability, rarity and enduring value. Like precious metals, diamond prices fluctuate but unlike many items they do retain a value after years of being worn and enjoyed. They are beautiful, sparkling tokens of love and here at London Coin Galleries we have a varied array of simple diamond bands, beautiful solitaires, unique cocktail and wedding bands as well as earrings and bracelets priced far below normal retail.
Sterling Silver - Sterling silver is 92.5 % silver and 7.5% alloy or other metals, usually copper. Here at London Coin Galleries we have a vast array of pre-owned Sterling Silver necklaces, pendants, charms, bangles, bracelets, earrings & rings. As well as flatware, plates, candlesticks and tableware many of which are vintage and quite unique. With an ever- changing stock, you never know what you may find.
Designer: Tiffany, Cartier, etc - We do often carry a selection of pre-owned Tiffany, Cartier and other designer pieces. Since we are always buying our pieces are often changing and because they are preowned we are able to offer them at a great price. We also often come across vintage and / or discontinued pieces that may otherwise be difficult to find.
Settings - As buyers of estate jewelry we are in a unique position to be able to sell beautiful settings at a fraction of the price of new retail items. Perhaps you’d like to change the look of your wedding or engagement ring without replacing the original stone. We have a varied selection of settings that could offer the new look you’d like without compromising the sentimental attachment and token of love that you first received. Come in and see what our ever-changing stock may hold for you.
Wedding Sets - We offer an array of gold bands for both men and women to help you create your wedding band sets whether you’re looking to have matching bands, similar bands or ones that are unique to each individuals’ taste.
Engagement Rings - Love is in the air and here at London Coin Galleries we look forward to helping you find that perfect token of love and affection while helping your investment go farther. We have a vast selection of rings to fit every budget and when you compare our prices to new retail, you’ll be amazed. Many of our 1 carat or more diamond solitaire rings come complete with a third party GIA graduate appraisal.
Men's Pieces - We do offer a unique selection of men’s jewelry items from Sterling Silver pieces to yellow and white gold to platinum. Many estate rings, chains, pendants, bracelets as well as more unique items like coin jewelry, money clips, cuff links and more! Come by and take a look at our varied selection.