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Estate jewelry advice


#1

Hi All,

My brother-in-law is trying to settle an estate which includes maybe
7 or 8 pieces of good stuff. I haven’t seen it so can’t tell you
anything about it but he lives in between New York and Philadelphia
and the jewelry is currently in Tucson. Does anyone either buy
estate jewelry or know of someone in any of those cities that they
could recommend? Would you recommend that he get an independant
appraisal before trying to sell it? Any and all advice accepted
with gratitude.

Thanks,
betty Belmonte


#2
 Does anyone either buy estate jewelry or know of someone in any of
those cities that they could recommend? 

Betty, an appraisal would be a good start, and it should be a ‘fair
market appraisal’ as opposed to an insurance replacement, but both
would be good to have on hand. I use McTeigue for estate buying, Their
in NYC 800 628 5250. Mention I referred you, as they are very nice
folks. I send an email photo to see if they’re interested, and if so,
send the piece(s). An easy way to distribute funds in estate and
family situations.

Thomas Blair CBJ*
Island Gold Works
Hilton Head Island SC


@Island_Gold_Works
*Jewelers of America Certified Bench Jeweler


#3

Hi Betty,

   Does anyone either buy estate jewelry or know of someone in any
of those cities that they could recommend?  Would you recommend that
he get an independant appraisal before trying to sell it?  Any and
all advice accepted with gratitude. 

I know of someone who is north of NYC, has a shop which specialized
in estate jewelry and is a GG. Currently, she is the alumni
president of the NY city chapter of GIA. Her name is Merle S
Koblenz. I can not quickly locate her phone number but her email is
msk111@earthlink.net I believe she focused her studies on estate
jewelry after attending GIA. Hope that works for you.

All the best,
Barbara Smith McLaughlin - Handcrafted Jewelry
166 Portsmouth Ave
Stratham, NH 03885
603-772-2633
www.barbarasmithmclaughlin.com
bsm@barbarasmithmclaughlin.com