Spring is officially here! From caring for your favorite diamond ring to the jewelry trends of Spring/Summer 2018 - add more to your knowledge by checking out Havilah's blog posts for April 2018!
April 30, 2018
April 09, 2018
Some people only go for the latest trends when assembling a jewelry collection, but the smartest jewelry buyers know that vintage pieces can be a great addition to your jewelry drawer. We’re here to clear up some common estate jewelry misconceptions so you can expand your jewelry style horizons!
October 09, 2017
Estate Jewelry… What is it?
Estate jewelry is everywhere. In fact, most people own some kind of estate jewelry and don’t even know it: That old necklace you got from grandma? Estate. The necklace you bought at a garage sale last year? Estate. The ring you plan on passing down to your daughter? Soon to be estate.
June 05, 2017
Dealers on 47th Street don't always agree on what it takes to get ahead. Manhattan's Diamond District can be a fiercely competitive place. But the businesses that survive and prosper here for decades are usually run by smart people with a reputation for being reliable and fair.
Fima Kandinov maintains straight shooting is the key to survival in the Diamond District. “Honesty and integrity are the keys to any business,” Kandinov says, and business conducted on 47th Street is no exception.
Many dealers on 47th Street take a somewhat more cutthroat approach. But Kandinov, primary appraiser and founder of Luriya, is not the only one to reach this conclusion.
September 23, 2014
A stroll through San Telmo, oldest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, is a welcome respite from the Argentine capital’s hectic inner-city streets. With colonial architecture and cobbled streets lined with shops, cafés and tango parlors, San Telmo is the primary destination for antique hunters. Anyone on the prowl for vintage and period jewelry will find treasure tucked in just about every corner of this laid-back barrio.
At the moment, San Telmo's antique shops appear untouched by the current economic struggles in Buenos Aires, but owners say business is down. For antique jewelry lovers looking for bargains, now is a great time to negotiate deals. Inventory is there but demand has dropped and the exchange rate for Americans is good and getting better – particularly if you bring cash and take advantage of the unofficial “blue market” rate (currently 15 pesos to the dollar).