Marketplace | Build Your Own Vintage Charm Bracelet at Estate Jewelers, Ltd.

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Stepping into Estate Jewelers, Ltd. on Barrington’s Main Street feels a little like stepping back in time.

Maybe it’s the scarecrow brooch I spotted near their collection of vintage gold charms, just like the one my grandmother, Winnie used to wear on her winter coat.

Maybe it’s the antique six cord spool cabinet where they display their vintage silver charms, a larger version of the box where my grandmother kept her treasures.

There’s an elegance to the hand-picked pieces available in this long-time local estate jewelry shop that feels ladylike and refined and so very special. The same qualities I think of when Winnie comes to mind. I miss her this time of year.

Lately, I’ve been perusing Estate Jewelers’ vintage charms to make bracelets for the ladies in my life. A Christmas present for my 10-year-old daughter and gifts for a sister and best friends celebrating milestone birthdays this year.

Estate Jewelers’ buyer, Debi Giannini says their vintage charm assortment is unlike any you’ll find elsewhere.

“We have a fantastic selection of both gold and sterling silver vintage charms and many are from the 1940’s and 1950’s. We also have charm bracelets. People like to create their own so we have the charms all separate so you can build a story. Some create bracelets to celebrate significant events like a birth, birthdays, anniversaries or maybe they’ll do places that they visited, holidays or hobbies. Each charm is very unique because most of them are three dimensional where today’s charms tend to be kind of flat and lightweight. Vintage charms really are fun and whimsical and something you can’t find so easily today.”

If you’re looking for something special to gift to your loved ones (or yourself) this holiday season, you’ll find treasures at every turn at Estate Jewelers, Ltd. right next to The Catlow Theater on Barrington’s Main Street. This store is one of our new FAVORITE shops in Barrington. We could spend hours in here!

So stay tuned in the coming weeks as we share more of the special pieces currently available at Estate Jewelers, Ltd. For more information, CLICK HERE to view Estate Jewelers’ business profile page in our newly relaunched Barrington Online Marketplace, where we’ll be celebrating local businesses of all shapes and sizes all year long.

Located in the heart of downtown Barrington next door to the historic Catlow Theater for over 20 years, Estate Jewelers, Ltd. offers one-of-a-kind treasures along with the knowledgeable, caring attention that only a family-owned business can provide. Their extensive assortment of vintage, antique and estate jewelry includes platinum and white gold diamond rings, 1920’s & 30’s brooches and bracelets, turn-of-the-century Bohemian/Czech garnet jewelry, mid-century to present 14k – 18k gold charms, rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces, vintage Native American turquoise squash blossoms, cuffs, rings, etc. plus cameos, cameos, and more cameos, vintage costume jewelry and more! 

They are always seeking to purchase individual pieces or entire collections of jewelry, watches, and coins. When in doubt, bring it in! They are happy to provide an evaluation free of charge. There is no obligation to sell. Please call to schedule an appointment prior to arriving. Contact Estate Jewelers, Ltd. today at 847-382-8802 and learn more at

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