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...]

How to Value and Date Your Vintage Cameo

Hand Painted CameoCameo pins, rings and pendants are making a comeback on the jewelry scene. Of course, I don’t think they ever went anywhere, but jewelry trends are cyclical just like fashion and the cameo is stylish right now.  I have been seeing more and more cameos, not just in my business, but in magazines and at auctions as well.

There is nothing more beautiful than a cameo that is well made and authentic, but the truth is, these days it isn’t that easy to spot the cameos that are vintage and authentic.  It used to be that you knew that if your cameo was hand carved from shell, agate, marble, coral or precious gemstones.  But, today the fakes are so good, it’s very difficult to tell a real from a fake. [Read more...]