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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.

What’s It Worth? Hamilton - Leader In Oddly Shaped Watches

What’s It Worth? Hamilton - Leader In Oddly Shaped Watches

As a longtime collector of watches, Mr. Hess takes his Hamilton collection very personally. He has written extensively in magazines and periodicals about the history of the Hamilton Watch company and is considered an expert on the subject worldwide. He is currently working on his third book about Hamilton.

What’s It Worth? An Art Deco Windfall

What’s It Worth? An Art Deco Windfall

More than half of our estate and antique goods come from other jewelers around the country.

This week was a special week for our estate department – as it seemed to be Art Deco Week at Old Northeast Jewelers.

Pictured at top is a pin of emerald green quartz and fine diamonds in platinum, which we value at about $3,000  retail. It was sent to us by a Naples, Florida, jeweler.

What’s It Worth? On Buying Championship Rings

What’s It Worth? On Buying Championship Rings

We started buying championship men’s rings in 1984 on Fourth Street, when we bought a 1951 Yankees ring. It was from a retired player and brought a paltry price by today’s standards – $12,000  for our customer (minus our 25 percent commission).

What’s It Worth? The Role Of Cut In The Value Of Diamonds

What’s It Worth? The Role Of Cut In The Value Of Diamonds

While it’s universally accepted among gemologists that round brilliant-cut diamonds are the only diamonds that hold their value, we at Old Northeast Jewelers favor a number of other cuts. My personal choice is the emerald cut, because it can be used with a variety of designs – including Art Deco and other unusual styles that lend themselves to the rectangular, streamlined look of emerald-cut stones. I personally collect for my customers more unusual shapes, like kites and rhomboids, along with other more interestingly shaped stones.

What’s It Worth? When Buying Diamonds, Trust But Verify

What’s It Worth? When Buying Diamonds, Trust But Verify

Recently, we had two cases of local people getting hoodwinked by unscrupulous diamond dealers. Buying diamonds should be fun. Whether you prefer brightly lit mall stores, celebrity jewelers or big diamond houses – or even if you like the more educated sale we offer at Old Northeast – it can and should be fun and enlightening. Buying and selling diamonds by the look of the diamond – the way it speaks to you – is a lost experience. Too often people are simply buying paper.

What’s It Worth? More Facts And Lore About Tiffany’s

What’s It Worth? More Facts And Lore About Tiffany’s

What’s It Worth? More Facts And Lore About Tiffany’s
Following last week’s article, more details about Tiffany …
1. The Tiffany belt buckle. There is a 99.9% chance it is fake. Tiffany did not make bronze belt buckles that you see online. They are fake.
2. Tiffany sold Colt pistols; they can be worth a fortune.

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