Found 76 articles matching Jewelry category.
  • Oct 15 2013
  • 15 Oct 2013

Sports Card & Memorabilia Roundup: Honus Wagner Fraud and Bejeweled Hoops Cards

For those with simply a mere casual interest or for those more heavily invested in the sports card and memorabilia hobby, issues related to the […]

  • Sep 6 2013
  • 6 Sep 2013

Treasured Kingfisher Feathers Give Chinese Export Silver the Blues

????????? The striking iridescent blue of kingfisher feathers have been highly prized in China for at least 2,500 years. Their widespread use in hair ornaments […]

  • Jul 23 2013
  • 23 Jul 2013

Collecting the Uncollectible: Items that are Taboo to Some Pique the Interest of Others

As the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy approaches, one of the last available possessions associated with the event is up for […]

  • Jul 8 2013
  • 8 Jul 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Joe Namath Football Passer Toy

QUESTION: I recently rediscovered my Joe Namath Passer, a plastic toy standing approximately two feet tall and which could “pass” a plastic football across the […]

  • Jun 4 2013
  • 4 Jun 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: Our Future Relies on Kids Collecting

On Saturday, May 25, 2013, Linda and I drove from Kentwood to 1350 West Randolph Street, Chicago, home of the Randolph Street Market Festival. It […]

  • May 1 2013
  • 1 May 2013

Gold Alert: From Investing in Gold to Buying it over the Counter

As an appraiser often I am asked, “Should I invest in gold?” Let me go over the basics before you decide to invest in gold. […]

  • Mar 15 2013
  • 15 Mar 2013

Diamond Wise: Facts You Should Know before You Buy or Sell that Engagement Ring

Buying and selling diamonds can be both easy and then complicated. Many believe that if you have a handle on the Four Cs—color, clarity, carat […]

  • Jun 8 2011
  • 8 Jun 2011

‘One of a Kind’ Watches from J.W. Packard Collection Highlights Timepieces Sale

Christie’s upcoming Sale of Important Watches, featuring exceedingly rare watches from the collection of automobile pioneer James Ward Packard—including two very fine and unusual watches, […]

  • Mar 21 2011
  • 21 Mar 2011

Gold, Silver Prices Endanger Future of Antique Watch Collections

The gold and silver markets have been doing a steady rise for the last year or more, bringing on the demise of literally thousands of […]

  • Dec 14 2010
  • 14 Dec 2010

Fabulous Antique Chinese Market Watches

The Chinese have their own taste in things, from dress to food and just about everything in between. This includes watches and jewelry, and since […]