The Notebook

Notes from the jewel hunting life.

Wild! Estate Jewelry as unique as you are.

Wild! Estate Jewelry as unique as you are.

November 01, 2018

A walk down memory lane video, some of our past acquisitions in vintage Primitive, Studio and Ethnic Jewelry. Hope you will enjoy!
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Celebrate with us!

Celebrate with us!

August 18, 2018

Our 20th Anniversary, a new look and loads of new features!

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She Danced to Glenn Miller

She Danced to Glenn Miller

July 13, 2018

Retro Jewelry - Fashion's Forgotten Decade

Moonlight Serenade plays in the background, couples in their most stylish attire sway around the ballroom… I would love to have been there dancing the night away.

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How to Clean Vintage Costume Jewelry

How to Clean Vintage Costume Jewelry

June 14, 2018

If you are like me and love high-quality vintage costume jewelry as much as fine jewelry this guide is for you. I like my vintage costume jewelry sparkling like this:
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How to test Amber, Bakelite and other similar materials without damage

How to test Amber, Bakelite and other similar materials without damage

May 16, 2018

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Olaf Skogfoors

Olaf Skogfoors

April 10, 2018

Olaf Skoogfors, a Modernist jewelry artist and teacher, was born in Sweden in 1930. Early in his childhood, he moved to the United States with his family, settling in Philadelphia, PA. His father was a mechanical engineer, but Olaf wanted to make things with his hands
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Antique & Vintage Jewelry : How To Test for Gold Content

Antique & Vintage Jewelry : How To Test for Gold Content

March 15, 2018

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One Pair of Earrings, A Hundred Outfits

One Pair of Earrings, A Hundred Outfits

February 17, 2018

One pair of earrings that inspired 🔥hundreds of Polyvore outfit sets. 🏆 
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Don't be shy! Make us an offer we can't refuse

Don't be shy! Make us an offer we can't refuse

February 09, 2018

Everyone is on a budget these days. We ran promotions and offered coupons but maybe it is not the right time for you and we understand that. So rather than use our crystal ball (we aren't that great at it), we came up with a way to help you make it happen. We are letting you set the price (to an extent).
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Our NEW Benefit Program

Our NEW Benefit Program

January 24, 2018

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Collecting Antique Jewelry as Investment

Collecting Antique Jewelry as Investment

June 29, 2017

Who would know that your finds could be an investment? I am not an investment expert, so see these two shows by Consuelo Mack Wealthtrack which aired on PBS. Ms. Mack was voted Best Business Host by Money Magazine.
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Van Cleef & Arpels Solar System Planetarium Wrist Watch

Van Cleef & Arpels Solar System Planetarium Wrist Watch

December 21, 2016

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