• Judging The Age of Vintage Jewelry

    I am often asked "how do you really know the age of a piece of jewelry?" I think it is important to know it is one of the hardest parts of my job. I don't just see a pretty piece of jewelry, buy it and then sell it. There is an immense amount of research that goes into each piece to ensure that I am selling it for exactly what it is. There are tools for testing stones and metal but when it comes to dating a piece of jewelry it is good old fashion research that includes studying hallmarks, paperwork, family history and siting personal engraving. And finally knowing jewelry style eras, manufacturing techniques and the appropriate wear a piece should have for its age. The following is a breakdown of these research steps I use to date my jewelry collection.
  • All About Aquamarine

    Take a second look at second place in the engagement ring race you may be delighted by the uniqueness you find.
  • The Perfect Gift for Her.....Her Birthstone (January - March Edition)

    In the end that is what most woman want, a thoughtful and meaningful gift.