‘Tis the Season for a Jewelry Appraisal

We insure all the valuable items in our life. But unlike a car, jewelry appreciates as time goes by. That insurance rider you received with your pearls 20 years ago can be wildly off-base. Just ask anyone who’s lost a precious heirloom and received only a fraction of its worth from an insurance repayment. This […]

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November birthstones: Mystery and meaning

Ahh, November birthday girls (and boys)…your birthstones are as beautiful and autumnal as you are: yellow topaz and citrine. Their colors seem to reflect the dark oranges, yellows, and luminous browns of the late-fall leaves. The two stones can be mistaken for one another, but the topaz is harder. First, the topaz. Named from the […]

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Send Your Jewelry Back-to-School!

Even if going to school is a distant memory, the fall still evokes a sense of new beginnings and getting a handle on things — like your jewelry. Here are four tips for getting your gems — including jewelry from estates and members of your family — into back-to-school shape. (And you don’t even have to […]

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September babies: Your birthstone is the SAPPHIRE

For generations, the sapphire has charmed people with its other-worldly depths of color. According to legend, a sapphire will protect your family from envy and harm. (Although you may attract some envy with one of these beautiful stones!) In medieval times, people believed that a sapphire would attract blessings from heaven. Other traits attributed to […]

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How Often Do I Need a Jewelry Appraisal?

A jewelry appraisal will inform you what the average price an item would sell for. Independent appraisers conduct the appraisal because they are unbiased. Since they don’t buy or sell jewelry they are less likely to overvalue the jewelry. They will inspect all aspects of your jewelry (size, color, quality, etc) and will conduct market research to […]

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5 Reasons to Have a Jewelry Appraisal for Insurance Purposes

You’d probably prefer not to think about your jewelry treasures being damaged, destroyed or lost during a catastrophe, but it’s prudent to be prepared. Whether you’ve spent years building your fine jewelry collection or you’ve recently acquired your first exquisite piece, you should insure each item to value, just in case the unexpected happens. To do […]

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