How To Find Fine Estate Jewelry on eBay

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As much fun as it is to “window shop” on eBay, we all have lives and I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to page through 29 pages of ‘estate diamond necklace’. And, if you are anything like me, you will get distracted by the pretty pictures and click on them, which then will lead to a sellers store and a whole slew of things you weren’t even looking for. Before you know it, hours have gone by and your wife has thrown the dinner out because it’s cold and the kids have gone to bed and it’s 4 in the morning. Whew….

 

Shopping on eBay can be daunting. Heck, selling on eBay can be daunting, but there is no doubt that if you are a collector of fine estate jewelry; eBay is a great marketplace. The trick is to know how to cull through the hundreds and thousands of listings to find the right thing for the right price, and I am going to help you learn how to do just that. [Read more...]

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...]

Jewelry Shopping For Sport – Where Jonathan’s Diamond Buyer Likes To Shop

Jewelry BoxI love estate jewelry and although when I go jewelry shopping I try to focus on never buying new, unless it is something that is custom made in the shop at Jonathan’s Fine Jewelers, I stick to eBay to find my watches and places like 1st Dibs and other auction sites to find those special pieces that can round out not only what I have in the showroom, but also what my wife has in her jewelry box.

But, sometimes it’s fun to go jewelry shopping for sport, and there are places that I prefer to shop because I love the designs, the metals that are used and more importantly the creativity that I get to see in the pieces.  Don’t get me wrong, I see creativity every day in the engagement rings that we produce at Jonathan’s Fine Jewelers, but it’s a different type of creativity, not like the jewelry designer who starts to sketch and then gets out a blow torch and some metal and creates. [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...]

The Cuff Link – Elegant Estate Jewelry for Men

Bulgari Cuff linksI have had cuff links on my mind lately.  I think it’s because my son, Jonathan is getting married.  I have gotten a new tuxedo for the occasion and with that a new tuxedo shirt that I want a new pair of cuff links for.  A beautiful pair came into my showroom, but I missed out on them, and I have been on the hunt ever since.

Other than a watch and a wedding band, cuff links are the one piece of jewelry that I love as a man. The funny thing is, although I don’t wear cuffed shirts often I love the sophistication and the history of them, which prompted me to become a collector. [Read more...]