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...]

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...]

Art Deco Diamonds – Tuesday Trends

Period Pieces.  Platinum and Diamonds.  Bold Geometric Shapes.  Repeating Patterns.

 Art Deco Diamonds

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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...]