Premier Jewelry Blog

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    Dec 14, 2018

    South Sea Pearls | A Gem of an Investment

    Gem Pearls, SOUTH SEA PEARLS, Information, Colors, Shapes and Size Chart

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    Nov 19, 2018

    Sardonyx Cameo Questions

    A Collection of Sardonyx Cameo Questions

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    Nov 18, 2018

    Antique Jewelry Investor Links

    Antique Jewelry Investor Links and Jewelry Resources

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    Nov 18, 2018

    585 | 14k gold hallmark questions

    A collection of jewelry marked 585 | 14k gold mark

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    Nov 14, 2018

    The Feel of Oscar Roty

    Jewelry speaks to the senses, but when the sparkle goes beyond the sense of sight and draws from us deep emotion it catapults the jewelry into a work of art.

    We catch a glimpse of the character and the temperament of the artist and can sense his tenderness and genius, and we behold a masterpiece!

    Louis Oscar Roty was a master medalist. Born in Paris in 1846, he was a master of both painting and sculpture and is considered today the world reigning master of medalists.

    His medals are to be found in nearly all major European museums, and there is a museum of his works, called the Museum of Oscar Roty, located in Jargeau, France; classified as works of art.

    The mother & child rendition in the above photo was made by Oscar Roty, and capped with the French word for Motherhood - ‘Maternite”.
    The reverse of the artwork features a wreath of roses, the historic symbol of Feeling, Emotion - Mother.

    Yvonne Eyre

    Nov 14, 2018

    B&M cameo from England

    For sale B & M cameo from England purchased in WW2. Mint condition with both broach and necklace attachments. 12 karat

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    Aug 27, 2018

    Star Burst Antique Ring

    Hi. Would love any information about this gorgeous ring. Looks like emerald stones. Makers mark last photo. Who made this? Please reply here

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    Aug 23, 2018

    Peter Carl Faberge Eggs

    Faberge Eggs Surpise! | Russian Eggs Each Year | 54 Russian Imperial Faberge Eggs by Peter Carl Faberge: A Famous Easter Egg Collection

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    Aug 22, 2018

    Natural Abalone Pearls - Opals of The Sea!

    Natural Abalone Pearls | Blue Gem Opals of the Sea because of this Pearl's Extraordinary Blue COLOR....

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    Aug 20, 2018

    Tahitian Black Pearls | Antique Jewelry Investor

    Back to Tahitian Black Pearls | Farmed around the Pearl Islands of French Polynesia and Beyond into the Micronesian Islands...

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    Aug 11, 2018

    Value of Asahi Pearls from Tokyo

    Aloha, My father gave me my grandmother's Pearl Neckalce 10 years ago. They are Asahi Pearls from Tokyo> I have never worn them and I would like to sell

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    Aug 11, 2018

    Orange Blossom by Traub Questions

    A Collection of Orange Blossom by Traub Questions

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    Aug 04, 2018

    jewel & rough stone

    Hello We are an Iranian trading company which can supply you any precious and semi-precious rough stone. Some Rough stone provided by our company are GARNET(GREEN,

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    Aug 02, 2018

    Antique Bracelet Questions

    A collection of antique or gold bracelet hallmark questions

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    Jul 29, 2018

    Hattie Carnegie Questions

    Collection of Hattie Carnegie Jewelry Questions

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    Jul 01, 2018

    1950s Classic Simpson Vintage Brooch - signed

    I would like to sell my Vintage jewelry by Simpson which is considered rare and hard to find. First Ladies Mrs. Eisenhower, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Nixon,

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    Jul 01, 2018

    Antique Jewelry Investor: The Investing in Antique Jewelry Guide

    The Antique Jewelry Investor Global Resource - How To Invest in Antique Jewelry, 20th Century Jewelry and Pearls

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    Jun 30, 2018

    Contempo Fashions

    Does anyone remember Contempo Fashions jewelry that was sold via home parties (like Sarah Coventry) in the 1980s and early 1990s? The jewelry was unmarked,

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    Jun 19, 2018

    diamond and 9 carat gold ring for my 18th birthday! hallmark help!

    my 18th birthday was a week ago and my mum knows my love of all things antique and old so she got me a rather cute and dainty secondhand diamond and 9

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    Jun 17, 2018

    Chanel Designer Costume Jewelry Questions

    A Collection of Chanel Designer Jewelry Questions

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    Jun 16, 2018

    I own ancestral 42 piece natural pearl necklace weighing 468 carat wt. The pearls are centuries old. I want to know the price in the international market @ per carat wt.

    Price of centuries old extra large natural pearl of wt 9.0 carat to 14.0 carat of all shapes

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    Jun 13, 2018

    Star Marks on Antique and 20th Century jewelry

    A Collection of STAR marks on Antique & 20th Century Jewelry

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    Jun 10, 2018

    If you don't understand gemstones then forget making jewelry says Alisa Moussaieff

    Over the years, the house of Moussaieff has amassed a first-rate gem collection, including the 5.11-karat shield-shaped Moussaieff Red, one of the planet’s largest fancy red diamonds, which was discovered by a Brazilian farmer and weighed 13.90 karats in the rough, and the Moussaieff Blue, a flawless blue diamond that broke the price per carat world record upon its acquisition in 2007. Alisa Moussaieff has never strayed from her single-minded passion for diamonds, not only for their intrinsic value but also their heritage, emotional and spiritual significance and life-enhancing qualities. “If you don’t understand gemstones, you can’t make jewelry,” she insists. “You need to have basic knowledge of gems and also the sources of gems.” It is this time-honored understanding of magnificent stones that allows Moussaieff to keep crafting jewels where the most incredible gems take center stage.

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    Jun 09, 2018

    Antique Cameo Jewelry

    Masterpiece Antique CAMEO Jewelry | Aurora rises in the sky from the River Okeanos at the break of day....

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    Jun 09, 2018

    Old Collection of Rings

    Hi these are a collection of old rings I have had for many years Some were dug up by my brother metal detecting in Scotland years ago. Some I collected

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    Jun 09, 2018

    Facts About Diamonds on Antique Jewelry Investor

    Facts About Diamonds! Diamonds are Forever. we got that. Diamonds are A Girl's Best Friend. we got that too| What are the Diamond FACTS then?

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    Jun 09, 2018

    Passengers On The Titanic - Signature Edwardian

    Passengers on the Titanic -their hearts go on...thanks to the Edwardian Jewelry recovered from the Titanic ship

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    Jun 08, 2018

    September Jewel of the Month 2010

    September Jewel of the Month 2010 | Treasure of Vergina on Antique Jewelry Investor...

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    Jun 08, 2018

    10k white gold ring with STS stamped on inside.

    what is it? the STS.

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    Jun 07, 2018

    Turquoise Necklace - middle hallmark it looks like a sideways cross or maybe sword?

    What is the item? 22k yellow gold & Turquoise necklace Can you please provide all background information? It might be Turkish...and could have come

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    Jun 05, 2018

    Question from Turkey - Value of ear rings

    hi, we have a pair of more than 100 years old pearl ear rings that belong to my grandmother's grandmother. we would like to know about their estimated

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    Jun 02, 2018

    Antique Masonic Jewelry

    A collection of antique masonic jewelry questions

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    May 31, 2018

    Wild natural pearl necklace

    Never seen so many nonsimilar pearls in one strain. 61 single strain wild naturally colored saltwater pearls

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    May 27, 2018

    Rare and Unusual Cameos

    A Collection of Rare & Unusual Cameos

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    May 20, 2018

    A Collection of Christian Dior Questions

    A Collection of Christian Dior Vintage Costume Jewelry Questions

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    May 11, 2018

    Questions about Tiffanys Jewelry

    A collection of Tiffanys Jewelry Questions

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    May 10, 2018

    Unstrung South Seas Pearls.

    My father bought my mother cultured pearls when he was stationed there in WWII. Are they worth anything and can I sell them separately since they have

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    May 10, 2018

    Old Krementz costume necklace

    This necklace was my great grandmothers, and I was wondering if you could tell me about it, its history, and its value.

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    May 04, 2018

    Any Info on this Hawaii Coat of Arms?

    This pendant has very good art work. It is light about 3 grahms of 18k. gold. Don't know much more. Any help?

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    May 04, 2018

    pink pearls

    was wondering if this pearl neacklace is real and worth anything. I know nothing about pearls.

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    May 04, 2018

    Antique Pearl Earrings

    My grandmother's grandmother's father bought these pearl earrings during Ottoman Empire times. They have never been expertised, seen, listed or valued

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    May 01, 2018

    About Yvonne Eyre

    About Yvonne Eyre, Founder of Antique Jewelry Investor

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    May 01, 2018

    Mens Bronze Signet Ring -Chinese?

    Hi I am in possession of what looks like a mans bronze signet ring that was dug up by workmen doing a pond over 15 years ago. I have attached photos.

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    May 01, 2018

    Double-Profile Cameos

    I have been to many antique shows and seen cases filled with vintage cameos, however, I have never seen one that has two profiles. Is a cameo with double

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    Apr 26, 2018

    Is my Left Facing Cameo Rare or Special?

    I inherited this Cameo from my mother, she bought it in Italy in the 60's, it's still in it's original case. I have been trying to decide between keeping

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    Apr 14, 2018

    When Symmetry is Sacrificed for Color

    Put a Ceylon Sapphire on the table before an Antwerp diamond guy and within one second, he will pick up the stone and inspect through the x6 magnification of a jeweler's loupe. The facets of a Ceylon sapphire from a Diamond dealer's point of view, are so misproportioned that from his view the cutter might well have been drunk while cutting the stone. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth.

    You see, Ceylon sapphire cutters face a real dilemma: because the color often radiates from one portion of the stone; other portions of the stone may be pale or even colorless. The art of the master Ceylon sapphire cutter is to angle the piece of rough in such a way as to bring this shot of color closest to the table of the stone. The result: Symmetry is sacrificed for depth of color.

    Apr 07, 2018

    Jewelry design learns to fly in the Art Nouveau

    René Jules Lalique (6 April 1860, Ay, Marne – 1 May 1945, Paris) French glass designer and also one of the most original & influential jewelers of all time. Breaking the unspoken rule that jewelry was a trophy to showcase luxury he introduced a contradiction to hard surfaces through the medium of light; Lalique created movement through exceptional craftsmanship and choice of materials and in the process went where no jeweler had gone before. Through the visible region, we see as light, Lalique enabled for the first time, the contradictory notion of solid materials like metal to co-exist with flight.

    Spirit of the Wind - Lalique

    Painting by Maranov

    Dragonfly by Jar

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    Mar 25, 2018

    Age of Cameo

    Information on Age and Dating Cameo Jewelry

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    Mar 21, 2018

    Discovery of the Pearl Cultivating Technique

    Australian discovery of the pearl cultivating technique on Thursday Island by William Saville-Kent

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