Your vintage jewelry is at least 20 to 25 years old. It may not have reached 100 years yet, which is the marker for antique jewelry, but it is old enough to quality for the vintage market. Selling these pieces is a bit more complicated than other estate jewelry, in part because there is a […]
Best Way to Sell Estate Jewelry
Whether you inherited a drawer filled with unique jewelry pieces from your grandmother or stumbled across a jewelry box at a garage sale, selling estate jewelry can be a fun and profitable endeavor. At the same time, it can also be a bit of heartbreaking experience. So, what is the best way to sell these […]
Why Are Diamonds a Girl’s Best Friend?
In addition to being the officially recognized birthstone for the month of April, diamonds are one of the most desirable gemstones to possess. Quite frequently, it is the colorless version of the gem that gets a lot of attention. It is noteworthy that there are also other options available. Historians agree that Mary of Burgundy […]
Why Do We Love Emeralds So Much?
In simplest terms, an emerald is little more than a beryl with traces of chromium. A colored gemstone, the emerald is famous for its broad range of green hues. Current mining operations in Zambia, Colombia and the United States ensure that the market demand for these gems is met. Since it is possible to grow […]
What Are the Birthstones for Each Month?
The tradition of associating a particular type of gem with each month of the year is not new. In fact, Biblical historian and first century author Josephus referred to the curious use of 12 distinct stones on high priests’ official breastplates. These stones were directly related to the 12 months of the year, with each […]
Vintage Turquoise Jewelry
Vintage Turquoise jewelry is readily recognized by its distinct blue-green coloring. In the past, authentic turquoise jewelry pieces were much sought after because of the gem’s rarity. But this type of jewelry fell somewhat out of favor over the last three decades; when synthetics and simulations flooded the market. However, a true jewelry connoisseur therefore, […]