Estate and Fine Jewelry Are a Hot Commodity

Now is a great time to sell your unwanted estate jewelry. The market is hot and Keno Bros. are committed to providing you the best prices in South Florida. The market is so hot, in fact, that according to New York Times, “It is taken as gospel in the jewelry industry that the bold, geometric, diamond-dusted aesthetic of the 1920s and ’30s — a.k.a. Art Deco — is perennially in vogue. And never more so than now, on the brink of the style’s centennial.” This means, buyers are willing to pay the best prices for your unwanted jewelry and gems.

What types of estate jewelry are there?

This blog breaks down the differences between unique types of jewelry so you can understand how each are unique. Take a look here at the major differences:

Antique jewelry is at least 100 years old. So, as of this writing, an antique ring, earrings, or necklace would be made in 1919 or earlier. Antique jewelry can include items from the Georgian Era, Victorian Era, Edwardian Era, or Art Deco Era.

Vintage jewelry is at least 20 years old.

Estate jewelry is simply used jewelry — it could have been previously purchased a few months ago, or be hundreds of years old. However, reputable jeweler would always use the term “antique” when applicable — not “estate.”

Heirloom jewelry items are fine jewelry and watches that are passed on through generations — given from mother or grandmother or aunt, uncle grandfather, or father to a younger generation.

Understanding the differences in jewelry will allow you to understand the difference in pricing and how much money you stand to make.

What jewelry will get you top dollar?

The top types of jewelry that will make you the most money include: Antique Jewelry, Art Deco, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Georgian, Edwardian, Retro, French, Russian, Signed Pieces, Platinum, Gold and Period Jewelry. All of these categories are fetching top dollar because the tend to be made of precious metals, high quality gems and are increasingly popular to buy right now. Because most of these items are unique, custom or one of a kind, their value increases tremendously.

Some of the top brands include: signed jewelry and estate items made by Cartier, Tiffany & Company, Chopard, Harry Winston, David Webb, Jose Hess, Bvlgari, David Yurman, Van Cleef & Arpels, Dunhill, Carrera y Carrera, and many others.

A Growing Trend Selling Jewels: Vintage Rings suggests that this year is the start of skyrocketing prices for the vintage ring sector. Not only have vintage rings been a top trend among engagement rings, but because people are valuing them so high, Keno Bros. is looking to buy these hot ticket items and pay top dollar.

As Gold Rises, so do Jewelry Prices

Gold has been on the rise in the past few months and that is leading to an overall rise in jewelry prices across the board.

According to Bloomberg, “Over the last few weeks, gold buyers have seen a frantic push by individuals racing to sell their little-used jewelry in the U.S. and Europe amid worries that the extraordinary price rally fueled by the coronavirus since the start of the year may soon run its course.”

Metals also increased in value 8.4% this year, increasing the value of jewelry.

Courtesy of Bloomberg, Comex

The Keno Bros. Difference

Our paramount interest is in satisfying our clients by paying maximum value for vintage jewelry, estate jewelry, and other valuables. Our services are discreet and reliable with emphasis on professionalism and integrity. We promise to maximize payments by applying the most advanced pricing models. We use gemological testing, research of auction results, and pricing databases when evaluating all valuables.

Our highly experienced staff includes a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) graduate gemologist, a Master jeweler, two skilled watchmakers, a renowned horologist, and five experienced estate buying specialists. Simply put, we know what we are looking at, and we know what it is worth. We buy GIA and EGL certified diamondslarge diamonds and diamond jewelry of all kinds.

We use Gemological Institute of America practices, as well as National Association of Jewelry Appraiser policies and standards. Keno Bros. Jewelers appraisers are “certified” appraisers with detail to accuracy and exact evaluations pertaining to your appraisal situation.