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Antique jewellery


#1

Hi all,

I would like to wish every one a nice Xmas and I would like to ask
you.

Does anyone knows a reliable source to buy antique jewellery?

Thank you all


#2

Google FACERE JEWELRY ART in Seattle! My gallery. We’re are
reliable!!

Karen Lorene


#3

John Joseph at Gray’s antique market in London has amazing stuffs -
mostly beyond my affordable price range though.


#4

Thanks for the input but I was looking for a kind of channels from
where I can buy antique jewellery and then resell them I checked the
most web based auctions but all seem to have new stuff from
insurance or bankrupt


#5

Thanks for the input but I was looking for a kind of channels from
where I can buy antique jewellery and then resell them I checked the
most web based auctions but all seem to have new stuff from
insurance or bankrupt


#6

Orafo- It takes a long time to get a good reputation and to build
trust among dealers to get the good stuff. My friends who deal in
fine antique jewelry carefully developed their resources person to
person over decades of buying. Many haunt pawnshops and get to know
the owners. They also have retail storefronts that advertise that
they deal in antique jewelry and buy from the public as well as
trusted dealers.

It is also very very important to have a good working knowledge of
how to make jewelry with old world techniques. How to fabricate
platinum by hand, how to bead set mele, etc. You also need to be able
to detect whether or not a piece has been repaired with low karat
solder or has had a previous rebuild on it. I have seen too many
folks buy antique pieces that are compromised with 75 plus years of
wear and cannot be worn without a full restoration by a highly
skilled craftsman who specializes in doing antique repair. Try to
avoid white gold filigree rings. They don’t hold up as well as the
old platinum rings do so they often have strength issues.

Jo Haemer
timothywgreen.com


#7

You seem to be looking for some sort of wholesale to the trade
source for antique jewelry. I sincerely doubt there is such a
source. People who take the time, effort and expense to find
colliectible antique or “vintage” jewelry do so with the intent of
reselling it at a profit or for their own collections. You have to
do the same thing they do. Some places are better for finding such
things than others. Florida provides good hunting for suchthings,
Alaska on the other hand does not. If you were to go to London,
auction houses, Christie’s for one, handle a lot of such things.
Good luck.

Jerry in Kodiak