Join Us for the Annual Estate Sale
Annual Estate Sale
We are excited to host our Annual Estate Sale once again this year! Discover jewelry never before seen at Stall & Kessler's. Each unique piece of previously loved, estate jewelry has been carefully selected, and you'll even find items previously owned by celebrities! We hope you'll mark this exciting day on your calendar and plan to join us. Here are a few more tidbits of information about sale details/the jewelry you can expect to see.
When is the sale taking place?
Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 26th: 9am to 7pm
Saturday, May 27th: 9am to 5pm
Where should I park?
You should plan to park downtown where there is street parking OR in the parking garage located on the corner of State St. & 5th St. (entrance off of 5th St.). The parking garage is just a block away from Stall & Kessler’s, and we will validate your parking if you choose to park there. The garage will likely be a preferable option on Saturday, as the streets North, East, & West of the courthousewill be occupied by the Round the Fountain Art Fair (Stall & Kessler's is located on the south side of the courthouse).
What are my shopping options for the sale?
The most common method of shopping is to visit us in store. However, if you prefer to avoid in store shopping, we're happy to schedule a Zoom call for a digital shopping experience. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, give us a call at (765) 742-1259, or message us on Facebook or Instagram to learn more about this option. Lastly, we’ll be active on Instagram & Facebook both days of the sale to share jewelry available for purchase. Simply comment on our posts or send us a message to claim your favorites!
What are prices like for this sale?
Prices for jewelry included in the Annual Estate Sale start at $500.
What eras will be represented in the sale?
Victorian: Victorian era jewelry is characterized by a few major events. The first was the 49’ER “Gold Rush.” This sparked a wide use of bold, yellow gold. The second major event was the death of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert. Using black enamel in jewelry became popular at the time as a result of his death. Pearls were also worn to symbolize the tears cried in grief.
Art Nouveau: Art Nouveau jewelry is best described as artistic. Nature was a grand inspiration during this period of time, and jewelry was often animal/horticulturally themed. Three-dimensional designs were incredibly popular.
Belle Epoque: “Belle Époque was opulent, full-blown, almost garish.” (“Belle Époque.” Belle Époque | Singer Collection, www.singercollection.com/eras/belle-%C3%A9poque. Accessed 11 May 2023.”)
Edwardian: Edwardian era jewelry was the epitome of elegance at its time. One would often see themes of ribbons, bows, swags, & tassels along with lace & pastel clothing. Fun fact: platinum was actually discovered in this era, and it became the go-to metal for jewelry as a result.
Art Deco: This era’s jewelry matched the social happenings (“Roaring 20’s”) in style. Art Décor jewelry is characterized by fluid movement. Over the top glamour & fashion were used as a way to move past the painful events of a World War & the Great Depression.
Retro: Retro jewelry stood in stark contrast to Art Deco jewelry. Rose gold was the most prominent color of metal used as it the alloys used to make the pink-ish color made it more cost effective. During this era, metal & gemstones alike became scarcer.
The Opulent 1950’s: With World War II behind them, the United States dominated the world’s jewelry industry during this era. You may recognize the “cocktail style” of jewelry most from this time. The phrase “Diamonds are a Girls’ best Friend” & “A Diamond is Forever” captivated buyers.
Late 20th Century: This period of time focused on a fashion look that was ready for a day or night. Versatility and practicality reigned supreme. During the 1990’s, white metals such as platinum and white gold made a comeback. It was during this era that other gemstones such as ruby, emerald, & pearl increased in popularity alongside of diamonds. Many other gemstones were also included in unique designs that were truly tailored to each customer.
NOTE: Stall & Kessler’s will not be limited to the Estate Sale jewelry during the sale. You’re still welcome to shop our regular inventory, bring in repairs, or pick up items on these days!