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Deciphering Jewelry's Secret Code: Hallmarks, Maker's Marks

BY : Cathleen McCarthy

Whether you want to buy or to sell jewelry or watches, the first step in figuring out value is to identify what it is, when and where it was made, and by whom. A maker's mark can help but if jewelry has hallmarks, this process is almost foolproof.

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Topics: Watches, Selling Jewelry, Estate Jewelry, Gold, Antique Jewelry, Silver

UMB Women’s Fashion and Accessory Tradeshow trends

BY : Taylor Carty

This week UMB Fashion had its May 2017 NY Women’s tradeshow. UMB Fashion is one of the world most influential fashion decision makers and the world’s top fashion brand.  UMB is a trillion-dollar fashion industry through their fashion marketplaces. They hold events in New York, Las Vegas, and Japan. Their events cover Fashion for men, women, children, accessories, and footwear. They are a number one fashion influencer and bring together brands from all over the world. This month’s show included women’s fashion and accessories. This show included over one hundred designers featuring some of this years must have trends.

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Topics: Watches, Diamonds, Silver, Events

Summer in the City: International Jewelry Sales Booming in NYC

BY : Sarah Hucal

Each summer, throngs of tourists flock to New York City to catch a glimpse of Lady Liberty and the Empire State Building - and do some serious shopping. Luxury jewelry and watch retailers in Midtown Manhattan tell us business is booming right now, and many of their prime customers are washing in from foreign shores.

 

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Topics: Watches, News, Jewelry, Silver

Summer in the City: Where to Find Cool Jewelry in Downtown NYC

BY : Sarah Hucal

August is a big month in NYC for tourists on summer vacation. If you find yourself in downtown Manhattan on a jewelry shopping spree, here are some spots you won't want to miss in SoHo and the West Village.

SoHo is a fashion lover’s heaven and the place to find everything from big-name brands to small designer boutiques. From local fashionistas in basic black to leather-clad Europeans, the neighborhood’s cobbled streets and old-world architecture provide the perfect atmosphere for all types of trendsetters.

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Topics: Jewelry, Silver, Colored Gems

Silver prices are down: Is it time to buy?

BY : Barbara Diggs

The axiom “all that glitters isn’t gold” is ringing true for a number of investors right now. At the moment, silver has an especially beguiling gleam.

After the spiraling silver prices of the Great Recession ended with a massive slump in 2013, the price of the white metal – with the exception of a temporary rally in early 2014 – has been stable to the point of stagnation. As of this writing, the spot price of silver in New York is $19.46 per troy ounce, where it has been roughly nestled since its high of just over $22 per ounce in April.

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Topics: Silver, Selling Silver