What You Should Know Before Selling Your Estate Jewelry

What You Should Know Before Selling Your Estate Jewelry

Are you sitting on a pile of estate jewelry that you would like to sell at some point in the near future? Depending on what you have, it could potentially be worth a lot of money. There are several steps you can take to get the biggest return possible when you sell your NYC vintage…

Letting Go of your Vintage or Modern Jewelry

Letting Go of your Vintage or Modern Jewelry

Are you having trouble letting go of a bracelet that was given to you by your ex-girlfriend or an engagement ring that was given to you by your ex-husband? It’s completely understandable. In the aftermath of a romantic split, a divorce, or a breakup, it’s natural for people to want to hold on to a…

Giving the Gift of Sentiment with Vintage and Modern Jewelry

Giving the Gift of Sentiment with Vintage and Modern Jewelry

Jewelry is considered a luxury for most people, and so many consider it a rare but thoughtful purchase. This makes the gifting of jewelry a truly generous and sentimental act. Frank Pollak & Sons knows the value in gifting a unique piece of vintage or modern jewelry, and we want to encourage you to find…

The Origins of the “Something Old, Something New” Wedding Day Tradition

The Origins of the “Something Old, Something New” Wedding Day Tradition

If you’ve ever been a member of a wedding party, you’ve probably heard somebody at some point mention the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” wedding custom. This practice is intended to bring the bride good luck on her wedding day and a lifetime of nuptial bliss. Many people, while loyally following this…

Art Imitating Life: Jewelry Inspired by Animals

Art Imitating Life: Jewelry Inspired by Animals

You’ve heard the saying “art imitates life,” right? Today, we have a few special pieces from the Frank Pollak & Sons collection that may prove this saying rings true – if you believe in unicorns, that is. The Unicorn Tappestry was created by Seaman Schepps in the United States in the 1940s. It is a…

What’s Old Is New Again: Vintage Jewelry in Style

What’s Old Is New Again: Vintage Jewelry in Style

It’s true what they say: what goes around comes around, and the same goes for fashion. Trends that were in vogue many years ago are coming back into style, which is why we love to celebrate vintage jewelry. According to Net News Ledger, vintage jewelry coming back into vogue follows a certain pattern. Holding onto…

Broaching the History of Brooches

Broaching the History of Brooches

Brooches have been used for both decorative and practical purposes since the Bronze Age. Despite the many changes in fashion since then, brooches are still used today as decorative jewelry. When first designed, brooches were used to fasten pieces of garments together – much like a safety pin – but since that time, this “pin”…

Preserving Antique Jewelry for the Future

Preserving Antique Jewelry for the Future

Your fine jewelry collection is a prized treasure that took time and care to build. There is no need to stress over whether or not it will still look as beautiful and brilliant as it did when you first made those valued purchases. With a few simple techniques and a bit of knowledge, you can…

The Brooch is Back

The Brooch is Back

Looking for an elegant gift to give to someone special for the upcoming holidays or a landmark birthday? How about a brooch? Did you think they’d gone out of style? Well, we’re here to tell you that brooches are back—and in fact, this classic piece may have never left at all! The brooch has been…

What to Know Before Selling Your Vintage Jewelry

What to Know Before Selling Your Vintage Jewelry

Many wonder if they have paid a good price for their jewelry and if they would get an equally good price when they decide to sell it. Doing a little bit of homework, however, is going to help you save yourself from too many headaches. Keep in mind that when people talk about estate jewelry,…