Sunday, May 2, 2010

Jewelry appraisals values are very different!

Be sure that if you are having jewelry appraisals done, be sure that you go to someone with accreditation. I have found that in El Paso, many customers are not aware of at least three different kinds of values you can use on your appraisals.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Political jewelry

Appraising jewelry is a field where values play a major role. If there is no jewelry to appraise, their is no value. I was watching the Michelle Obama speech last night looking for the jewelry and all I saw was a small pair of pearl stud earrings and a wedding ring. She is a very attractive lady and would look even more attractive with some tasteful jewelry to set off her style. It does not have to be expensive or ostentacious. Jewelry can make or break someone's impression. Let's see some more fabulous jewelry out there to sway our votes! Susan Eisen, author of Cray About Jewelry

Sunday, May 25, 2008 knows about tanzanite!

I just recently received an email announcing that coated tanzanite were sent into a lab for identification. This is something new for our jewelry industry, since there is always something coming up to increase the beauty of gemstones that may or may not be apparent. When buying gemstones out of the country, be sure to use a credit card in case you find out that a gem isn't what you thought it was. The credit card company will take care of your needs. Read more at

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Don't hesitate

Every new year, I sit down and review my insurance policies to be sure I have everything current. My home is in El Paso, Texas and my jewelry appraisal business gets very busy with requests at this time of year. Since gold and diamonds have seen a dramatic increase, don't get caught with a claim on an undervalued piece of jewelry. Be sure to have your items reviewed before you need to make a claim.