Diamonds By The Yard, The Foot or The Inch – It’s All Good

Diamonds by the YardWhen I think of Diamond by the Yard, I think of Elsa Peretti and Tiffany & Company, because let’s face it, she made this phenomena famous and Tiffany’s coined the term that made this fabulous strand of diamonds famous and sought after.  I love diamonds by the yard, the foot or the inch, as far as I’m concerned, it’s all good. [Read more...]

The Cross Pendant – A Perfect Addition to an Easter Basket

Cross PendantEaster is just around the corner and as I was sitting here thinking about what I could do for my older kids, since they are really too old to hunt for eggs and don’t really appreciate the traditional basket of goodies anymore, it hit me that a pretty cross on a chain or a cross pendant would be a perfect Easter treat! [Read more...]

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...]