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Searching for Meaning in the Jewelry We Wear

BY : Esther Meir

In 1998, Martin Seligman began the now popularized movement of positive psychology. As its name suggests, this type of psychology focuses on finding positive influences and experiences in life to bring about a truly happy and meaningful life.

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Topics: Selling Jewelry, Jewelry Care, Estate Jewelry, Antique Jewelry, Jewelry

Havilah: Monthly Blog Roundup for April 2018

BY : Andro Yuson

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!

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Topics: 2018, Summer, Spring, Jewelry Care, Sell Gold, Sell Diamond Ring, Birthstones, Estate Jewelry, Gold, Engagement Rings, News

Clearing Up Estate Jewelry Misconceptions

BY : Marnie Rubenstein

 

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!

 

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Topics: Estate Jewelry, Antique Jewelry

A Complete Guide to Identifying Estate Jewelry: Maker's Marks, Period Styles, and More

BY : Esther Meir

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.

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Topics: Estate Jewelry, Jewelry

Insider Tips for Selling Jewelry in NYC on 47th Street

BY : Cathleen McCarthy

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.

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Topics: Selling Jewelry, Estate Jewelry, Selling Gold