Buying a New Home? Protect Your Jewelry When You Are on the Move.
Summertime is high season for home buying and selling. Take these steps to ensure that your jewelry is safe during the process of your move. Before Listing Your Home Take an inventory of your jewelry collection. Compare it with your jewelry schedule on your insurance policy to make sure all valuable pieces are currently covered. […]Read More →
How to Keep Your Jewelry Safe While Traveling
Summer is right around the corner and many families will travel. If this includes you, consider these steps for the protection of your jewelry. Before You Go Check your insurance policy to make sure all your jewelry is listed. Talk with your insurance agent about adding any items missing from the schedule. Also, if your […]Read More →
What Happens to Your Jewelry When It’s Appraised?
Most people have no idea what happens behind the scenes when their jewelry is appraised. Some assume that it’s a very quick process involving a brief look and “presto!”, an opinion of value is given. If you have the opportunity, choose an appraiser who offers by-appointment service. This gives you the chance to see firsthand […]Read More →
The 5 W’s of Jewelry Appraisals
WHO… Who should you consult for jewelry appraisal services? While real estate appraisers are required to be licensed, personal property (including jewelry) appraisers do not. That means anyone, regardless of education, experience and credentials, can represent themselves as a “jewelry appraiser.” Consequently, this puts you at risk. Look for a MINIMUM of a GIA Graduate […]Read More →
The 20th Century Travels and Revealed Value of an Exquisite Brooch
I recently returned from a trip to New York City that included an afternoon visit to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. The special exhibit, Jewelry – The Body Transformed, was of particular interest to me for two reasons. As a Graduate Gemologist and Jewelry Appraiser, the subject of this exhibit is my passion. […]Read More →
Selling Your Jewelry? What You Need to Know.
Why did I pay so much, and when I consider selling my jewelry, I can expect only fraction of the price I paid? I thought diamonds were valuable… First of all, to understand the value of jewelry in the retail market, it’s important to consider the source. Or should I say sources? That shiny object […]Read More →