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Estate Jewelry & Earrings
  • How to Recognize a Reputable Estate Jewelry Dealer

    January 8, 2016
    …And avoid dealing with disappointment Estate jewelry, simply put, is the term for pieces of jewelry that have been pre-owned prior to your purchase. The term has no age requirements, like “antique” (100 years) or “vintage” (20 years). Buying pre-owned jewelry can be a hassle, especially when it comes to finding a reputable dealer to buy from or sell to. To help ensure you don’t waste time with a dishonest dealer, we’ve compiled some tips on how to find a reputable dealer when shopping for estate jewelry. Get Informed If you’re buying or selling a piece of estate jewelry, it always helps to have some prior knowledge of what your pieces are worth: a rough self-appraisal, so to speak. Do your research, walk ...
  • Estate Jewelry Shopping Do’s and Don’ts

    October 2, 2015
    Antique collectors will agree with us when we say there’s really something special about buying vintage items, especially antique jewelry. Take a beautiful antique estate wedding ring for instance. Is it just us or does it feel that much more special because it has already been the center of a lifetime of love and affection? Not only is estate jewelry beautiful because of its antiquity, but also because of the previous lives and stories they took part in. Unfortunately, the worth of antique and estate jewelry is also seen by crooks looking to make a quick buck passing off brand new pieces as high value antiques. If you’re not careful, you may end up paying an arm and a leg for something that is newer than some of the ...

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