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Estate stones dealers


#1

I have a client that would like to use “estate” stones (previously
set/owned/ etc.) Does anybody know a dealer?

Thanks soooo much!

cheers… tracey

tracey jenkins
http://www.greenspotstudio.com


#2

Rick Shatz in New York City might be able to sell stuff to them. I
know they buy a lot of used jewelry for resale.

Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Daniel R. Spirer Jewelers, LLC
1780 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
www.spirerjewelers.com


#3

Beware is my main advice on “estate stone” dealers… best to buy a
stone from a little old lady trying to sell grandma’s wedding ring
than to trust an online claim of “estate” stones for sale.I’m betting
80 % of the estate stones i see advertised on auction sites are drop
shipped from Alpha Imports. I tend not to make any endorsementsof a
particular seller on Orchid, but if you care to contact me off the
list I will provide you with two legitimate sellers of estate
jewelry.The major auction houses are a good source to look at in
searching truly estate stones, but advise your client they are often
four times the cost of non-estate stones of the same quality,clarity
cut, size and colour. Diamonds from antique jewelry are often higher
quality than is seen today depending on the diamond’s origins: when
and where mined, and when, where, and whether native or machine cut
or cut by independant lapidaries.

R.E.Rourke