Antique Jewelry Hallmarks
The provenance behind any piece of antique jewelry is one of the reasons why antique jewelry is so appealing. The styles, the cuts, the stone, […]
The History of the Engagement Ring
Despite the nature of marriage and engagement constantly evolving, the romantic symbol of the exchanging of rings remains consistent. It has been a well-established tradition […]
Auction Talk with Wayne: September 2017 Auction Highlights
Welcome back… Labor Day is behind us, and auction houses are bringing out their “big guns” to kick off the fall season. If this month’s […]
Babe Ruth Memorabilia Proves He’s Still the Sultan of Swat
“Curse of the Bambino” Despite having retired from baseball more than 82 years ago, George Herman “Babe” Ruth is proving he is still the Sultan […]
What Exactly Are Cufflinks?
Cufflinks are an alternative to having buttons of the cuffs of a shirt. Some shirts, namely dress shirts, have holes rather than buttons on the […]
What is the Meaning Behind Snake Rings?
Snake jewelry has been worn since the beginning of human civilization, with snakes featuring heavily in many religions, myths and folklore. Ancient civilizations such as […]
Can You Identify These Relics From the Mud?
There may be no more maligned hobby in the world than metal detecting. Everyone has the image of the guy in the Bermuda shorts down […]
Mechanical Music, More Politics & Mid-Century Mod Furniture featured in October’s Auction Highlights
Welcome back… Fall is my favorite time of year to attend an auction! The thrill of the hunt is heightened by the crisp weather, good […]
True Blue: Knowing the True Value of Turquoise
What’s in a name? When it comes to buying jewelry, this can be a very important question. And when it comes to gemstones, finding out […]
9 Hot Collectibles Categories to Consider for Investment Potential
Some collectors consider investment potential when buying antiques and collectibles. While not everyone agrees with this approach, a number of auctioneers and dealers gave their […]