Jewelry Valuation
Jewelry Valuation

The Most Stunning Jewels from Our Valuation Offices

Words by Jody Hume | 3.31.16
Maybe you’ve heard about our recent foray into brick and mortar locations. With fine jewelry and watch Valuation Offices in New York City, Los Angeles and most recently, Chicago, we see some of the most exquisite fine jewelry and watch pieces from coast to coast. So exquisite we had to share some of them. We tapped our team of expert Graduate Gemologists and Diamond Graduates to select some of the most beautiful and exceptional pieces we’ve received at our locations throughout the country. From diamond-encrusted watches to pieces by a designer sought-after by style icons, these stunners are just a few of the high-value pieces that our expert team evaluates, authenticates and prices every day. What’s more, they’ve also shared some of the stories behind them, adding yet another layer of interest and history to these pieces. Scroll down for some serious jewelry box inspiration. 

Italian Artistry

Buccellati Jewelry ValuationBuccellati Two-Tone Woven Collar Necklace, $18,500

“This Buccellati 18K two-tone white and yellow gold collar necklace is an homage to the amazing textural work of the artist, photographs beautifully and feels very on-trend while also being a substantial statement piece.”

—Lauren Pfundstein, Graduate Gemologist
Valuation Manager, Los Angeles

Colorful Craftsmanship

Verdura Jewelry ValuationVerdura Cornucopia Tourmaline Earrings, $9,750

“This is my favorite piece to date that has come through the New York Valuation Office. [They are] a perfect example of what the jewelry brand Verdura excels at: craftsmanship and COLOR!
These earrings were created to look like a cornucopia, using semi-precious green tourmalines. The pictures don’t even do them justice, they were stunning!”
—Lauren Fox, Diamond Graduate
Valuation Manager, New York

Dazzling Diamonds

Cartier Watch ValuationCartier Tank Americaine Chronoflex Watch, $44,995

“This piece really stood out to me, because of how fast we were able to sell it. The client came to us with this watch as a “test” to see how quickly we could move his high value items. After much discussion, the consignor agreed to a list price of just under $45,000. As soon as the item was in our possession , we were able to find a buyer, and in less than an hour after the watch was posted on the site, it was sold to a customer in the Middle East.  
This piece really demonstrates how connected we are to trends and our customer base, not just in the U.S, but on a global level.  I think people are curious to know how their once-beloved items move through our supply chain. How cool is it to know that a beautiful piece that lived on a wrist in LA is now adorning someone in the high rises of Dubai?”
—Maryanna Nagle, Diamond Graduate
Valuation Manager, Los Angeles

Iconic Designer History

Schlumberger Tiffany Jewelry ValuationTiffany & Co. Schlumberger Diamond Earrings, $2,195

“These enamel and diamond earrings by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. illustrate the range and quality of pieces we have on the site.  Schlumberger’s pieces for Tiffany were worn by style icons from Elizabeth Taylor to Diana Vreeland, and his pieces are highly sought-after. I was with our New York gemologist Katherine Palmiter when she took in a really exciting group of his pieces from a woman who worked for Tiffany in their heyday.”
—Anne Farr, Diamond Graduate
Valuation Manager, Chicago

Exquisite Emerald

Emerald Diamond Jewelry Valuation13.09 ct Emerald Ring, $34,995
“We received this 13.09ct GIA certified natural emerald and diamond ring at our Los Angeles Valuation Office. The ring is stunning and a fabulous example of one of the larger colored stones we’ve received. This ring and its value are all about the emerald. Priced at $34,995.”
—Lauren Pfundstein, Graduate Gemologist
Valuation Manager, Los Angeles

Learn what the pieces in your own collection are worth! Schedule an appointment at one of our locations in New York, Los Angeles or Chicago for a free valuation.

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