Category Archives: Appraisals
When discussing older jewellery there are terms that are often used and should be defined. What is the difference between antique, heirloom or period jewellery? What are collectibles?
When appraising antique jewellery it is important that the appraiser circa date the piece. Circa dating means that the appraiser estimates the date that the piece was produced. The appraiser can then identify the piece as belonging to a specific period. How does an appraiser know this?
Have you ever wondered what tools are used by a gemmologist to identify gemstones? Most fit in your pocket and help you to identify the gemstones. But are they good enough to determine if the gemstone is synthetic or has any treatments?