Antique vs. Vintage Jewelry
It's pretty simple: Antiques are objects that were manufactured at an earlier period and according to several laws at least a century old.
If antiques are items that are a century old or older, what do we consider Vintage? The term “Vintage” is primarily related to wine and takes its origin in the old the French word ‘’Vendange’’, that means ‘’the grape harvest during a season’’.
One of its secondary but most common definitions is a period of manufacture (by example, a vintage 1970s Cartier Ring).
Vintage should not be used for items less than 20 years old.