If you understand what is written below you cannot be taken advantage of: Today’s gold price of approximately $1,325 per ounce is still very high. If you are contemplating selling but unsure of how much gold you own and what is a fair price to receive, here are some of the intricacies that you should […]
About Art Samuels
Art Samuels enlisted in the Navy at 19 and graduated from Purdue University in Computer Science. He spent 24 years on active duty, earned his “Wings of Gold” and retired as a Commander to South Florida in 1987. He quickly became one of the country’s top gemologists, owner of several wholesale and retail gem and jewelry businesses as well as a lecturer, author, and respected senior member of many nationally prestigious gem and jewelry organizations.
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Throughout most of recorded history, “Natural Pearls” were cherished and their possession was restricted to royalty. Pearls, the only gemstones that grow inside of a living organism, were very rare and expensive. Pearl divers searched the world’s pristine waters for these exquisite, naturally formed gems. In the late 1800′s, Japanese researchers discovered that they could […]
When I first saw my ring in the jewelry showcase I fell in love with its brilliance and fire. Today my ring looks dull and lifeless. What happened? 1. Lighting – Jewelers pay lots of money to have lighting experts make their jewelry sparkle and glow. Ask to see it outside before you buy it, […]
Before you sell your jewelry and other valuables, make sure your appraiser has the credentials to accurately identify and value your property. When faced with liquidating valuable tangible personal property, making correct and informed decisions will substantially improve your bottom line. This article focuses on gems and jewelry but the information and considerations expressed are […]