Everyday items, toys, glass, and even perfumes and Christmas baubles that were popular in the times of the Polish People’s Republic are coming back into favor. For this reason, they can be worth quite a fortune. Collectors and people who fondly remember fashion from years ago are also willing to pay a lot for jewelry from that period. Check if your box contains old-fashioned rings, necklaces and bracelets, because you can get rich on them.
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What jewelry was fashionable in the times of the Polish People’s Republic? From delicate patterns to massive forms and shapes
from the times of the Polish People’s Republic is characterized by unusual forms and shapes that uniquely reflect the style of that period. In the 1960s, delicate, openwork patterns, floral motifs and elegance prevailed. Over time, geometric and abstract forms appeared, and finally the fashion for oversized products came, i.e. large, massive necklaces, rings with huge stones, often semi-precious, synthetic, but there were also noble ones, or earrings in the form of discs. How much can products from years ago be worth today?
How much can jewelry from the Polish People’s Republic be worth? The price discrepancy is huge
On popular auction websites from Warmet, they fetch prices ranging from PLN 500 to PLN 1,000, although some unique gold pieces with huge stones are valued at much more – from PLN 3,000 to even PLN 8,000. Silver bracelets, on the other hand, cost PLN 100 to PLN 500, and you can buy a beautiful necklace for PLN 100 to PLN 3,000.
Examples of Warmet jewelry auctions screenshot from allegro.pl
Original brooches that were once worn by almost every woman are also popular. Online you will find those made entirely of silver and those with decorative stones, priced from several dozen to several hundred zlotys. The price of jewelry depends on its uniqueness and the material from which it is made.
The price also includes jewelry from the now defunct Warsaw goldsmiths’ cooperative Orno. For example, a silver necklace with corals costs around PLN 8,000. PLN, and for a ring with huge amber we will have to pay over PLN 800. There is no shortage of both cheaper and much more expensive options. Also in this case, the price depends largely on the precious metal and stone used and the popularity of a particular model.
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