Jewelry is not merely adornment; it is family history, memories and emotional attachments. Each ring, pendant, bracelet or earrings, holds memories that help tell the jewelry’s story, the manufacturing techniques, fashion trends and styles all have a reference to a time, place and state of mind.
The Jewelry Judge combines Genealogy with Gemology, because Ben knows that Precious Heirlooms are a voice from the past & possibly into the future… The jewelry of Real People always has a story worth being remembered, appreciated, and handed down to future heirs.
Cultural Background has a deep impact on the type of jewelry imparted to family members. It tells the century, cultural influences, family status, country and possibly the religion. Whether beads, pearls, silver, gold, turquoise or other materials, it shows the available metals and tools used by the society making the jewelry. The cut of a gemstone often provides insight into the age, as more complex faceting became available relatively recently.
Our experience and training has taught us to recognize manufacturing techniques, fashion trends and styles. We can also identify patterns of wear that may reveal the personality and lifestyle of the original owner.
Our clients tell us we are psychic! No, we are just passionate about what we do. If you are anything like Ben, you enjoy all the surprises, history, memories and stories every piece of jewelry tells.
We are your one-stop shop for identification and valuation of diamonds, colored gemstones, antique, vintage and estate jewelry. Confidence comes with a Jewelry Judge Appraisal Report.
Our appraisal and consultation services will answer the Question:
What’s Your Jewelry Worth?