Entries by Art Samuels

Don’t Get Ripped Off Selling Your Gold And Precious Metals!

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 […]

Pearls – Understanding This Beautiful Gem

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 […]

My Ring Doesn’t Look As Good As When I Bought It

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, […]

Liquidating Tangible Personal Property Including Gems And Jewelry, Fine Art And Collectibles

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 […]