Are you looking for a gift for a friend or relative, something that is as unique as possible? Is the recipient difficult to shop for because they seemingly have nearly everything? Some people can be much harder to shop for than others. But there are some places to look that may yield better results than other places. One of the things that you may want to consider doing is going to estate sales and checking out estate jewelry. Here are some reasons why this can be a great idea.

Uniqueness: Unlike an ordinary store, where you may find several or even hundreds of similar pieces, estate jewelry is likely to be close to one of a kind. Each piece may even be completely unique. Over the years, any duplicate items will have gotten lost or even melted down, leaving the piece or pieces that you purchase as being one of the last, if not the very last, of their kind. As a result, you won't have to worry about the recipient already having purchased the same thing for him or herself. You also won't have to worry about any of the recipient's friends either buying or owning the same piece or pieces. 

History: Each piece of estate jewelry will have a history that is unique to that one particular item. Sometimes some of this history can be discovered at the time of the sale, and sometimes it can take lots of research to find out the item's history. Sometimes the history will remain a secret forever. Whatever the case, recipients who enjoy history will enjoy a piece of jewelry that comes from the past. They'll be able to hold the piece and know that other people have loved and cherished the jewelry that they are wearing.

Cost: When trying to find a unique gift for someone, it can be difficult to find something that is both appropriate and that doesn't cost a small fortune. Depending on the estate sale, items being sold may only cost a fraction of what they would if they were brand new and being sold. Fortunately, estate jewelry pieces can be extremely affordable in a retail store. Instead of having to restrict yourself to just one solitary gift, you may be able to gift multiple items. You may even be able to gift your friend or relative an entire set, all without spending large amounts of money.