March, 2009

What to do with Bernie Madoff's Jewelry?

Bernard Madoff’s jewelry has turned out to be a star player in the unfolding drama of his giant Ponzi scheme.  First, prosecutors moved to freeze his assets in January 2009, since he and his wife shipped more than a $1 million dollars worth of jewelry and watches to friends and relatives (I think there were 16 watches, [...]

Kiss My (Royal) Asscher…

…Asscher Cut diamond, that is.  Asscher cuts have been making waves since the early 1900′s.  If you’re not familiar, the name refers to stunningly beautiful, modified square-cut diamonds.  They sort of speak for themselves, don’t you think? What is an Asscher Cut and what makes it special?   Asscher cuts have a wonderfully rich history.  The [...]

Make Your Mark with Personalized Jewelry: Charm Necklaces

People have always loved to declare their devotion with jewelry.  Engraved lockets have been around forever, and people have figured out ways to include initials on rings since Renaissance times.  I’ve noticed some interesting personalized jewelry lately, and thought it would be fun to show a few designers (thanks, Lauren, for suggesting this topic!).  Any of [...]

How Do I Sell My Jewelry?

I have been asked this question a number of times in my career, and it always makes my heart squeeze a little.  There are many different scenarios where people might need to sell jewelry.  Maybe the engagement or marriage didn’t work out, sometimes there are financial hardships, or maybe someone inherited Aunt Harriet’s ring and just [...]