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What’s It Worth? The 411 On Aquamarine

What’s It Worth? The 411 On Aquamarine

We recently purchased three extraordinary examples of midcentury modern aquamarine jewelry.

What’s It Worth? Art Deco Splendor From Cartier

What’s It Worth? Art Deco Splendor From Cartier

Only 50 percent of the items we sell online are acquired from the public. We get the other half from jewelers, pawnbrokers and dealers from the Americas and Europe.

What’s It Worth? Rolex Daytonas

What’s It Worth? Rolex Daytonas

All Rolex Daytonas are not equal. Condition, style and manufacturing date are all important when determining their worth. The three Rolex Daytonas pictured are all stainless steel, but they have vastly different values. At left is a commonplace, circa 2000 normal-dial Daytona. Depending on condition, it is worth anywhere from $7,000  to $9,000 . In the center is a a 1980-era Daytona.

What’s It Worth? The Value & Collectibility Of Repeaters

What’s It Worth? The Value & Collectibility Of Repeaters

While most watch collectors know that repeaters are collectible, not all repeaters are the same. This type of watch tells time with a series of bells or gongs, so that you can know the time without looking at your watch. This was especially handy when one would travel at night by stagecoach or when light was scarce. Repeaters have a slide or push button on the side that you engage, which makes the watch gong.

What’s It Worth? When The Sum Of Its Parts Is The Greater Value

What’s It Worth? When The Sum Of Its Parts Is The Greater Value

Typically, there is a large premium for high-color, high clarity diamond rings, earrings and necklaces that are well made and signed by a famous maker. However, sometimes, a piece is so extraordinary and so high grade that the individual components are worth more than the overall piece.

What’s It Worth? Patek Philippe – The Consummate Swiss Watchmaker

What’s It Worth? Patek Philippe – The Consummate Swiss Watchmaker

The inspired creations of Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe & Co. are regularly considered the most prestigious and collectible of timepieces.

What’s It Worth? Abercrombie & Fitch’s Watches Of Distinction

What’s It Worth? Abercrombie & Fitch’s Watches Of Distinction

Abercrombie & Fitch, an upscale sporting goods store established in 1892, is one of the most prestigious in the world, particularly in New York City. Any item with the Abercrombie & Fitch name affixed – clothing, furniture, camping equipment, hunting supplies, jewelry or watches – can have collectible value.

What’s It Worth? Lasers: The Brave New World Of Jewelry Repair

What’s It Worth? Lasers: The Brave New World Of Jewelry Repair

When you think of lasers, what comes to mind? Science fiction movies? Futuristic military operations? Meticulous surgical procedures? If so, you’re not wrong – but you can now add another skillset to the laser’s resume.

What’s It Worth? On Diamonds: Cut, Style And Valuation

What’s It Worth? On Diamonds: Cut, Style And Valuation

The popularity of diamond cuts waxes and wanes according to rarity, whims, popularity and personal style. In the 1970s for instance, marquise-cut diamonds were all the rage. Today, marquise cuts are almost unsellable unless of very high color and clarity – and even then they are heavily discounted. The princess cut, once the second most popular cut, is now beginning to fade a bit in many parts of the country.

What’s It Worth? Turn On The Charms

What’s It Worth? Turn On The Charms

As one of the oldest forms of jewelry, charms offer women the opportunity to adorn themselves in a quaint, very personal way. Scholars insist that charms were first worn by men and women more than 50,000  years ago as souvenirs and adornments, and were just pretty shells or stones. They became a good luck symbol (or charm) and were noted as a religious identifier 2,000  years ago.

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