Condition is a major determining factor of the price received for your jewelry. Damaged and broken jewelry many times justify the restoration costs but most of the time damaged jewelry is only valued at its intrinsic worth. Jewelry repair in many instances is counter-intuitive. I have seen jewelry that has been mangled in such a way that the cost of restoration is minor and easily justified. On the other hand what appeared to be an insignificant problem rendered the jewelry unrestorable. Jewelry repair is one area you don’t want to be a “do it yourselfer”. Let the professionals do it, or it could end up costing you a ton of money.
The overview of the determining factors of estate jewelry is style, condition, and intrinsic worth. Remember you don’t get paid for the jewelry in relation to what you paid but the condition and demand when you sell. Clean jewelry shows the item at its best and helps in evaluating the design and gems.
The Parts. Now that we know the importance of knowing the specifics, it’s time to get into them. Let’s start with the parts. Jewelry new have 3 main parts.
You have a wide range of settings to choose from. Go through their advantages and disadvantages and compare them for your or her choice. Some engagement ring settings are costlier than others. So, know also about the costs you are going to incur.
Worn out jewelry impacts the value. It is a difficult repair to bring life back into a piece of jewelry. Most worn out jewelry is valued at its intrinsic worth.
One of the hot new jewelry trends that are a retake on an age old piece is brooches. Brooches are being re-purposed, and are no longer just found on the lapel. They are now being worn on the hip and even in the hair.
Hair bling is another of the most popular hot new jewelry trends. Whether you wear an up do or wear your hair down, beret’s and tiaras are being seen more often in hairstyles. It is a great way to take your hairstyle from run of the mill to exotic, just by adding a few pieces to your finished style. Now it is simple to create glamor right at home, by the placement of hair jewelry.