Recycle, Reuse and Renew

Recycle, Reuse and RenewDid you know that the premise behind estate jewelry is being green? It is.  Think about it. It’s all about recycle, reuse and renew.  I’m going to explain how you can do all of the above with your estate jewelry and come out ahead of the game with either a new piece of jewelry or cash in your pocket, but either way, you are going green, recycling and helping the environment.

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Wedding Day Jewelry Every Bride MUST Have

On the big day you have the perfect dress, the perfect hair, the perfect nails and the flowers are just right, but have you thought about your wedding day jewelry?

Wedding day jewelry is like the icing on the proverbial cake.  It is the finishing touches that make the dress sparkle and you shine.  But, we know that you have already spent money on the engagement ring, the wedding band, the wedding dress and shoes, not to mention the wedding itself, so you certainly don’t want to spend a fortune on your wedding day jewelry, and I have the answer for you for that! [Read more...]

Custom Jewelry, Designer Jewelry, Branded Jewelry: Which Do You Wear

Diamond Custom JewelryOften I will get a call about a pair of earrings or a necklace and the customer will tell me that it is a designer piece.  But, when I ask who it is, it turns out it is branded.  Many times people mistake a custom piece of jewelry for a designer piece of jewelry.  And, sometimes people don’t even look to see if their jewelry is branded, designer or has a stamp at all.

It’s important to know if your jewelry is designer, branded or custom and what each means as well as how to recognize each type of jewelry because this will help you determine the worth of the jewelry that you own or want to buy in the future. [Read more...]

Christie’s First Ever Online-Only Jewelry Sale

Whenever I have an opportunity to shop online at an auction held by Christie’s, I don’t know about you, but I would definitely not want to miss it, and for the first time ever, Christie’s, the famed auction house, is holding an online-only jewelry sale from July 17 to July 26.

Summer Jewels will include over 100 lots from contemporary jewelers with price points accessible to a wide range of collectors.  Whether your are in the market for earrings, necklaces, bracelets or rings, you can find baubles from up and coming designers such as Lily Gabriella Elia, Olivia Wildenstein and Marina B.

As Francois Curiel, the Chairman of Christie’s Jewelry department had to say…

This inaugural online-only sale of Summer Jewels is an exciting new venture for us at Christie’s. After a historic spring season of auction sales, we are pleased to offer collectors a new way to collect jewelry with Christie’s and to introduce a specially-curated array of designs by some of the young shining stars working within the jewelry world today.

You can register for the sale online at www.christies.com/summerjewels and get your fingers ready to hit the return key when you bid!

As for the designers… this is just a sampling of what you might see!

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Blind Offers: The Art of Diamond Buying

Blind offersLately I have been getting great traffic and lots of people have sent me diamonds to buy and jewelry to buy through the contact forms on this site.  Here’s the problem with that; I have to give them ‘blind offers’.  That wouldn’t be such a huge problem, but what I’ve started to notice is that many of you will get my offer and even after you are told it is a blind offer, I never hear from you again, which leads me to believe one of two things:

  1. I smell really bad
  2. You might not understand blind offers [Read more...]