Estate Jewelry – Pennies, Pounds or Dollars

Estate JewelryWe get people who come in here with bags full of jewelry that have been left behind by loved ones. Sometimes they have hung on to these pieces for years due to nostalgia and sometimes it was due to forgetfulness or pure laziness.  Sometimes people bring things in right away because they have a need that can only be met by liquidating these precious goods immediately.

It doesn’t matter how long it takes the jewelry to end up in one big pile on my desk, what does matter is that you can recognize whether what you have is vintage, retro or trash. I have so many people who are sure that their pile is worth millions, when the truth is, it might be worth pennies, pounds or even dollars.  [Read more...]