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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

by ThomPattie (11/15/07).
Diamonds are a girl's best friend...

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

Needless to say you have seen and heard this quote many times and it is true. In the collecting world jewelry it’s golden whether it’s gold or not. There are so many categories of jewelry it is mind boggling! All people (yes men too!) collect jewelry in some form or another.

Diamond necklaces like the one in the photograph are extremely pricey and one would not easily venture a guess as to its value. This one has a multitude of different shapes emerald, round, baguette, pear and princess cuts. Each enhances the other and blends the radiance of the gem stones into a symphony of pleasure both to the lady and the eye.

Broaches, necklaces, ear rings, bracelets, watches, stick pins, hat pins the list goes on and on. Things can be antique, old, vintage or modern designer pieces. Deco items are hot (Bakelite, plastics, rhinestones and other pieces) most of us consider it costume jewelry. Some people say if it isn’t gold or platinum so it “isn’t worth anything” but I will willingly pass on to a buyer a Bakelite bracelet that is worth more than a thousand dollars. Ah yes sometimes you can buy a diamond cheaper than plastic!

The main thing we all seem to forget is that all collectibles do have something in common. The better the quality and condition the more it is worth. Just like in real estate’s scenario location, location, location, in antiques it is condition, condition, condition.

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