The Importance of Authenticating Estate Pieces

January 5, 2022
Whether it’s an Art Deco Burmese ruby cuff, a Van Cleef & Arpels zip necklace, or an anonymous ring with old mine-cut diamonds and milgrained platinum wire work, true estate jewelry can be worth big bucks. But mistaking a clever knock-off for the genuine article can end up costing big bucks instead. For large auction houses, online resale sites and dealers who specialize in vintage pieces, knowing how to authenticate estate jewelry is an absolute necessity.

The challenges of doing so can seem endless: how to identify different hallmarks, changes in signatures over time, even the percentages of the metals design houses use. And sometimes, even the most skilled jewelry experts can be duped.
Learn more about this topic in Leah Meirovich’s article published in Rapaport Magazine.

Red the complete article here.

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