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Big, glittery brooches: 2005's signature accessory.

Julius Cohen ruby and diamond estate brooch
Julius Cohen ruby and diamond estate brooch
Estate diamond brooch set in 18K yellow and white gold
Estate diamond brooch set in 18K yellow and white gold
Van Cleef & Arpels ruby and diamond estate brooch
Van Cleef & Arpels ruby and diamond estate brooch
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Vintage center sapphire brooch surrounded by diamonds
Vintage center sapphire brooch surrounded by diamonds

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Akoya Pearl Strand & Keshi Pearls, Platinum Estate Jewelry, Contemporary Jewelry Design

Fine Jewelry

 

Bracelets

pearl bracelet

Pins/Brooches

gold brooch

Earrings

diamond and pearl earrings

Necklaces

South Sea pearl necklace

Pendants

Tahitian pearl pendant

Rings

ruby and diamond ring

Jade/Jadeite

Fine Jade Jewelry

 

Estate Jewelry

 

Bracelets

estate bracelet

Pins/Brooches

estate brooch

Earrings

estate earrings

Necklaces

estate necklace

Pendants

vintage diamond pendant

Rings

Van Cleef & Arpels ring

Men's Jewelry

 

Rings

men's ring
 

Loose Gems and Carvings

 

Carvings

jade carving

Stones

fancy diamond
When comparing prices of Akoya Pearl Strand & Keshi Pearls, be sure to compare clarity, color, cut and total vintage jewelry carat weight. Although platinum estate jewelry and vintage jewelry pieces are graded and priced accordingly, it is to your benefit to purchase Contemporary Jewelry Design and vintage jewelry from an experienced fine jewelry and vintage jewelry dealer who understands the nuances of platinum estate jewelry and vintage jewelry evaluation and can therefore deliver Contemporary Jewelry Design that combine value and quality. Be aware that a single piece of fine jewelry or vintage jewelry of a specified carat weight is worth more than a number of platinum estate jewelry pieces or vintage jewelry totalling the same carat weight. Read the contemporary Jewelry Design and vintage jewelry item descriptions carefully to see if the weight specified is for a single stone, or a total weight of more than one stone. So, for example, a fine jewelry ring with a single 1 carat diamond, is worth more than a fine jewelry ring or vintage jewelry with 10 diamonds that all together weigh a total carat weight of 1 carat.
The first thing to look for in this little world of vintage and fine jewelry are seams. Different color golds may indicate an platinum estate jewelry alteration. Look where the Contemporary Jewelry Design pin back, platinum estate jewelry pendant bale or the fine jewelry stones are attached. A fine jewelry seam may mean the piece once had a previous life, like the platinum estate jeewelry piece i once had. Sometimes an fine jewelry earring or platinum estate jewelry cufflink (the one that's not lost) was soldered to a contemporary jewelry design ring shank.
Different colored metals on the back of a fine jewelry or vintage jewelrypiece means it has been repaired badly.

Seams may also indicate repairs of the fine jewelry or vintage jewelry. People have been throwing fine jewelry into contemporary jewelry design boxes for a long time. One result is that most fine jewelry dating prior to 1850 has been repaired. However, different colored metals on the back of a platinum jewelry piece, means it has been repaired badly. Lead solder shouldn't be used to repair gold fine jewelry and platinum estate jewelry because it looks bad, eats through the precious metal and isn't strong. A well-done contemporary jewelry design and fine jewelry repair is almost unnoticeable.