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...]

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...]

Vintage Tiffany & Company – Estate Jewelry of The Month

Vintage Tiffany & CompanyI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love Tiffany & Company.  I don’t just love it to buy, I love it to look at it and I love it to sell.  I think the quality and the craftsmanship of the pieces is spectacular.  Now, I’m not talking about the sterling silver Tiffany & Company that you find today on their website, not that that jewelry isn’t cute, I’m talking about vintage Tiffany & Company.

When you run across a “true” vintage Tiffany & Company piece in your jewelry buying business it is rare.  Especially one that can be worn by all women and worn on a daily basis.  One that isn’t dripping in diamonds and can only be pulled out for special occasions.  I am talking about a vintage Tiffany & Company piece that is truly one of a kind. [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...]

Antique Engagement Rings – Go Antique or Go Home

Antique Engagement RingsI love a shiny diamond in a shiny setting that is all blinged out with diamonds and such, but there is something about antique engagement rings that have so much style and substance that I can’t help but wonder why more people don’t go this route when they are buying engagement rings.

First, to be considered an antique, the piece must be at least 100 years old.  Now, you can buy something that is a reproduction, in other words, it was made to look old, but that is not the same as an actual antique.  Think about it…each of these antique engagement rings tells a story.  Wouldn’t it be cool to add your story to the timeline of the story that has already unfolded? [Read more...]