Is “The Great Gatsby” Responsible for Twenties Styles and Vintage Jewelry Trending?

Is “The Great Gatsby” Responsible for Twenties Styles and Vintage Jewelry Trending?

    The twenties were a time for change, rebellion, music, movies, and of course, the fall from financial stability to financial ruin for some. Though past, it’s safe to say that “The Roaring Twenties” are an unforgettable time period, and subsequently, they always make their way back into the mainstream, somehow.     In…

The May Birthstone: The Emerald

  As a child, how many people have dreamed of visiting the Emerald City just like Dorothy and friends in the famed Wizard of Oz? Shimmering green peaks that adorn the entire city looked so magical and mystical!   If you were born in the month of May, you also get to share in the…

The April Birthstone: Diamond

The April Birthstone: Diamond

    Whether vintage or modern, birthstone jewelry holds significant sentiment for the one who wears it. Many of us love receiving birthstones as gifts because it symbolizes the first month of life, and it shows that the giver knows you very well. It is one thing to remember a birthday, but to know and…

The Allure of Antique Pocket Watches

The Allure of Antique Pocket Watches

I remember my grandfather had one of those odd-looking antique watches. I was about 5-years-old when he showed it to me. It was round, silver, heavy and had a chain on it. He told me it was called a “pocket watch,” and I was skeptical. Was he pulling my leg? He flipped the lid up…

Cleaning & Storing Antique or Vintage Jewelry

Cleaning & Storing Antique or Vintage Jewelry

  Caring for Aged Jewelry Your vintage and antique jewelry is precious, for more reasons than just the price, and we get that. You obtain this dated jewelry from various situations in life, through inheritance and through purchasing. This means that your jewelry is expensive, sentimental, or very rare. Regardless of how you obtained the…

Finding Sought After Antiques at Estate Sales

  You’re looking for the perfect watch, ring, or other piece of jewelry. You want it to last. You want it to have some value and character. With your sights set on a beautiful vintage piece of jewelry, it’s important to know where to look. So, where exactly should you look? Similarly, how do you…

Tips For Appraising Estate Jewelry Accurately

Appraising Estate Jewelry   Jewelry at an estate sale can vary from an old heirloom to a dated antique. There is an unspoken set of rules between appraisers and buyers, to ensure all parties participate fairly. Everything comes down to identification. Unless you are a professional jeweler, you might not notice distinct markings that characterize…

Collecting Vintage Edwardian and Victorian Estate Jewelry

For some of us, collecting antique and estate jewelry is about more than just the price. These small tangibles deliver unique and intricate designs to the wearer- that modern day jewelry just can’t match.. Depending on how long you’ve been sniffing out liquidation sales for vintage pieces, you probably have more jewelry than you know…

Clearing Space After Liquidating a Family’s Estate

    Purging Old Junk to Improve Moods   Through the years we collect tangibles and furniture that we many not ever need or use. Various life events coupled with frivolous shopping adventures can leave us with a heck of a lot of clutter before we’re even half-way through life. Unfortunately, most people tuck these…

Finding Unique Jewelry Beyond Estate Sales

Estate sales commonly form after the loss of a family member or friend, to liquidate their remaining assets. This is a common practice when the deceased leaves behind debt or just too many tangibles. This means that people are selling nice things, at “must-go” prices. Estate sales benefit the survivors as well as the shopper,…