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Estate stones dealers

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

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

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