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...]

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...]

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...]

7 Ways To Become a Successful Diamond Seller

Diamond SellerWhen you are going to sell your diamond or your jewelry to a diamond buyer or a jewelry buyer that makes you a diamond seller. And, in order to be a profitable diamond seller and make money from the diamond that you own, you need to have some knowledge. I want you to make money. Why? Because when you’re happy, I’m happy.

I’ve learned many things in this business, but the main thing I’ve learned is that word of mouth goes a long long way. So, I really do try to do everything that I can to keep every single customer happy. Now, that I have this online blog thingy, I can use it to educate all of you and hope that you will come in and see me, or at the very least take what you learn here and make the most out of selling your diamond. [Read more...]