March 10, 2016

Welcome to the 21st Century

Hello everyone! This is so very exciting for me… While I’ve been in the jewelry appraisal business for over 25 years, we’ve been pretty low-when it […]
March 10, 2016

Why Certify?

Jewelry holds value – monetary, sentimental… often times both simultaneously. In fact, your jewelry is probably one of the most valuable physical assets in your home. […]
March 10, 2016

Will You Marry Me?

Ah, the perfect engagement ring! Here are a few tips when looking for and purchasing that once in a lifetime piece. Budget, budget, budget! There are […]
March 10, 2016

Jewelry as an Investment

This is a question I get often, so I thought it beneficial to write a little bit about it here on the blog. Most recently, it […]
March 10, 2016

Diamonds are always the clear choice… or not?

When most people think “diamond” they think of that beautiful, clear, sparkling, multifaceted stone that often comes in engagement rings, earrings, pendant necklaces, etc. They think […]
March 10, 2016

Diamond Buying Tips this Holiday Season

The holiday buying season is officially in full swing! For many, jewelry is on the list. Knowing what you’re buying, what you’re paying for, what you […]
March 10, 2016

Needed and unneeded appraisals

In Dallas recently, a client wanted her Great-Aunt’s Ruby Engagement ring appraised.  It was (and is) a very attractive piece, with the year “1912″ hand engraved […]
March 10, 2016

Reason for appraisal updates

I want to address the issue of why many consumers really need an updated  jewelry appraisal.  Although the example cited may or may not pertain to […]
March 10, 2016

Appraising Information

This blog is written for selfish reasons.   I want to discuss pricing and selection of appraisals. I am in Delaware.    My pricing is normally $80 for […]
March 10, 2016

Lessons on Holiday Jewelry buying

As of this writing (January 29th, 2016), it’s nearly Valentine’s Day.   Many individuals (mostly male) will journey into countless retail stores, smelling of . . . […]