When it comes to jewelry, certain names bring with them an understanding of luxury. Pieces made by one of these iconic brands are automatically assumed to be designed with painstaking attention to detail and the finest craftsmanship, with a storied history that garners respect and admiration, even from those who don’t know anything about jewelry. […]

History of a Few Iconic Jewelry Houses and Why They Are Considered Luxury in the Jewelry Appraisal World

Woman looking at diamond shape

Since the 14 th century, diamonds have been fashioned, set and worn in jewelry. As technology has improved over the centuries, the art of diamond cutting has grown more and more precise and sophisticated. How a diamond is cut greatly impacts its sparkle, shine, and brilliance. Master cutters are trained to cut diamond rough to […]

Diamond Cutting: History and Advancement

Past vs. Present Appraisal Requirements/Differences

Every day we receive calls from clients curious about the appraisal process, asking what makes us “qualified” to appraise their rare and unique item(s) and what they should expect through the project. We also receive requests to just create a “simplified” appraisal on letterhead. Although this was an accepted/common practice some years back (pre-1990), requirements […]

Past vs. Present Appraisal Requirements/Differences