Star Sapphire – Why It’s a Shining Star

Star SapphireIt’s so hard for me to pick gemstones that are my favorite, because truth be told, I love them all.  I have been lucky enough to get some stunning star sapphires set in gorgeous rings lately, and I have always been a bit obsessed by the star sapphire and how it is formed and the phenomena of it.

The formation of all gemstones are truly amazing, but to think that the chatoyant bands from the sapphire cross in the center in several different directions to create rays and suddenly a star is born, well, that is truly Mother Nature at her best, or if you want to be technical, asterism. [Read more...]

Yo, Jewelry Buyer, When Should I Sell My Jewelry?

Jewelry BuyerI get asked a lot of questions as a jewelry buyer from the website and contact form before I even sit down with a customer.  There are sometimes many emails, phone calls and text messages before there is ever a face to face meeting.  It’s important that all your questions get asked and answered and you feel comfortable.

But, here is a question that I get asked all the time:

Yo, Jewelry Buyer, when should I sell my jewelry?

This is a tough question to answer and also a very personal question.  But, I think there are some basic guidelines you can follow that can help you when you are trying to decide if you are ready to sell your jewelry. [Read more...]

How Jonathan’s Diamond Buyer Sells Your Jewelry – An Insiders View

JewelrySome or you, or maybe even most of you might not even think of your jewelry once it is sold and your check is cashed, but for those that are interested on the pipeline of what happens once you walk out of the door and Jonathan’s Diamond Buyer owns your jewelry, I thought you might be interested to hear about our process.

I know there are many people who think that I buy a piece of jewelry or a diamond for a low ball price and then turn around and sell it for a 1,000% profit the next day.  If that were true, I would be long retired by now on an island in the Bahamas sipping a Mai Tai on the beach.  If only it were that easy.  [Read more...]

Yo, Jewelry Buyer, What’s My Jewelry Worth?

Estate JewelryI often get asked what I will pay for jewelry, and to be perfectly honest, this is not a question I can answer without seeing the piece.  This is also a question that gets asked to me at least 50 times a day because my business is not just based in Houston.

Because I buy jewelry from all over the United States and even some overseas I get a lot of calls and inevitably the first question is…

Yo, Jewelry Buyer, what’s my jewelry worth? [Read more...]

Enameling –Art and Beauty of Estate Jewelry

Enameling RingIf you are into estate jewelry in any way shape or form then you have run across enameling at some point during your travels.  Whether you collect jewelry or giftware, enameling has a long history of use of being both practical and ornamental.  Personally, when I run across a beautiful enameled piece of jewelry that is antique I am blown away.  [Read more...]