Italian Luxury Jewelry Designer Bulgari
Bulgari (Bvlgari) was founded in Rome in 1884 and is among the leaders in the Italian luxury jewelry market. Although this company started out as a small jewelry store owned by the silversmith Sotirios Voulgaris, it has grown into an international luxury brand recognized for its premium quality and considered among the best in the market. You can learn more Bulgari.
The most popular collection from Bulgari that shows up on the secondary market is the B.Zero1. This collection features single, double, triple and quadruple rows of bands that can be squeezed together and released with a springiness that is just fun to play with. On the front and back of each piece reads the name BVLGARI. This is truly the signature piece and comes in all gold as well as diamond encrusted versions.
Other collections include Bulgari Parentesi which features an interlocking design inspired from the stones that paved the roads of Rome, Bulgari Serpenti which is inspired by a serpent or snake, and Bulgari Tubogas which also bears a resemblance to a snake. Bulgari Tubogas collection includes rings, bracelets and even watches. Bulgari Divas Dream jewelry has a shield like shape and features inlay gemstones and diamonds.
Aside from the popular collections Bulgari also sells bridal jewelry including Bulgari diamond engagement rings, and Bulgari diamond wedding bands. We are interested in purchasing any genuine Bulgari jewelry and watches, and look forward to giving you a free estimate today!top
French Designer Louis-Francois Cartier
Cartier is likely the most notable brand for top of the line luxury jewelry and watches. This French company was founded by Louis-Francois Cartier in Paris in 1847. With a long history of excellence, when someone thinks of Cartier, they think of the best you can get! Here’s more info about the history of Cartier.
Cartier jewelry and watches have a relatively strong resell value when compared to regular unsigned high quality pieces. Although you will never get back anywhere close to what you paid, you should be able to realize up to 50% of what you paid and even more for more desirable items.
Cartier Love collection pieces are easily the most iconic and recognized in the Cartier lineup. These are simple classic designs with the look of flathead screws at stations along the piece. The Cartier Love bracelet, Cartier love ring, Cartier Love pendant and Cartier Love earrings are the pieces that come up for sale most often.
Unfortunately, due to the popularity and desirability of these pieces, they are also the most counterfeited item from any jewelry designer in the market. Because of this, we can only purchase Cartier Love jewelry, as well as other modern Cartier jewelry with original certificates and receipts. Please contact us today for an estimate.
Some older vintage and even antique Cartier jewelry will usually no longer have the accompanying paperwork and receipt which is understandable. We can take a look at the quality and craftsmanship along with the hallmarks and makers marks to determine if your Cartier item is authentic, and then make you a strong fair offer based on the current market value.
Other popular collections from Cartier include Panthere, Trinity, and Juste un Clou. The Cartier Panthere collection includes amazing 3D pieces depicting a panther in different poses depending on the item. Cartier Trinity bracelets, Trinity rings, Trinity earrings and Trinity pendants feature white, yellow and rose gold intertwined. Lastly, Cartier Juste En Clou jewelry looks like a nail that has been bent to form a bracelet, ring or other piece of jewelry.
Aside from these popular signature Cartier collections, there’s always the classic Cartier Bridal jewelry to consider. Cartier diamond engagement rings, Cartier diamond eternity and regular Cartier diamond wedding bands are always desirable. If you have any Cartier jewelry to sell, please contact us today for a free estimate!top
Most popular in demand jewelry
David Yurman is one of the most popular in demand jewelry brands on the market today. Established in the late 1970’s, Yurman’s iconic cable design jewelry has expanded into an enormous collection of high quality pieces. With price points as low as $100 range, but going up to tens of thousands, Yurman really does have something every buyer. Quality craftsmanship and attention to detail is found in every Yurman ring bracelet necklace and pair of earrings they make. And the designs are so visually appealing, simple refined that it is hard not like a Yurman piece of jewelry.
Because of the demand and success of the Yurman brand, the resale value on Yurman jewelry is rather strong, when compared to other “no name” jewelry. For example, a David Yurman ring that was purchase new for $1000 will still be worth around $500 or more depending on the age, condition, and desirability of the piece. Compare this to a regular non-designer ring purchased for $1000, you would be lucky to get $100 to $200 for it!
We are very interested in purchasing entire collections of David Yurman jewelry, as well as better individual pieces. David Yurman gold jewelry with diamonds will command the most money, while sterling silver pieces without stones or with only colored stones will be worth less.
We are most interested in purchasing 18k gold and diamond/gemstone cable cuff bracelets, as well as Albion collection rings, bracelets, earrings and pendants, with diamonds and gemstones. We want to buy Yurman gold link chains and bracelets, yurman gold and diamond earrings and pendants, as well as Yurman diamond dog tag pendants. However, we are happy to purchase any and all authentic David Yurman jewelry. Contact us now with some pictures of your David Yurman pieces for a free instant estimate!top
John Hardy Asian Inspired Canadian Designer
Canadian designer John Hardy founded his company in 1975 and is known for his Asian inspired designs and his focus on environmental sustainable luxury. He even has a collection that looks exactly like bamboo plants. John Hardy plants bamboos in Bali with each sale and each piece is marked inside “this planted X amount of bamboos.” John Hardy has become wildly popular and competes with brands like David Yurman, Lagos, Ippolita, and others at fine retails such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstroms. You can learn much more about John Hardy here.
John Hardy has a few main collections that cover the majority of his works. John Hardy Classic Chain features a weaved wheat chain design that is the basis for most of Hardy’s bracelets and necklaces. If you have seen John Hardy pieces you certainly are familiar. Another signature design is John Hardy Modern Chain which features a V shaped pattern running through each piece. Both of these patterns have pieces that are plain, or adorned with diamonds, sapphires, and other gemstones.
Going along with the company’s Asian inspiration, the John Hardy Legends Naga collection features incredible 3D dragons used for the clasp on Naga bracelets, and these amazing dragons can be found on John Hardy Naga rings too! Dragon scales are used for the design of many John Hardy Naga earrings and necklaces as well.
The John Hardy Dot collection is as simple as it sounds; each item is covered in sterling silver or gold dots. This collection has been a signature staple for John Hardy since his inception. Another collection that features pieces with hammered gold inlay is the John Hardy Palu collection, often using sterling silver and 18k or even 22k gold. We are interested in seeing any John Hardy piece you may want to sell, contact us today for a free quote!top
Jewelry Designer Stavros Elefherio
Kabana was founded in 1975 by master of inlay Stavros Elefheriou. Kabana creates all of their pieces by hand entirely in the USA. They are known for their stunning inlay jewelry featuring stones such as mother of pearl, onyx, opal, and spiny oyster. You can learn more about Kabana here.
Their collections are also inspired by the sea with amazing animal jewelry including Kabana turtles, Kabana Seahorses, Kabana fish, Kabana starfishes and many others. Kabana also has an equestrian collection featuring stunning carved horse designs. Other collections include Kabana Elements, Kabana Eden, Kabana Heart, Kabana Blush, and Kabana Alhambra.
Each Kabana piece is unique and when examined closely you can really see all the work that went into making it. Some pieces are also adorned with small pave set diamonds. Kabana jewelry can only be purchased at a few authorized dealers and therefore these pieces are somewhat rare and sought after.
If you want to sell Kabana jewelry we are very interested in seeing your collection. You can expect to receive anywhere from 20% to 50% of the retail price depending on the condition and desirability of your Kabana item. Kabana makes 14k gold pieces as well as sterling silver pieces. Gold pieces are obviously more valuable. Contact us today; we are a strong Kabana jewelry buyer.top
Find Levian at Jarads and Zales
Levian brand is extremely well known and sold at many large retail jewelry stores such as Jared, Zales, and others. However, this company’s history goes back much further than most, dating all the way back to the 15th century. With over 100,000 designs on the books, there really isn’t a category that Levian isn’t in. However Levian is most famously know for their chocolate diamonds, and other colored diamonds and gemstones. Here is more information about Levian.
Levian Chocolate Diamond jewelry is the most common types of Levian jewelry on the market today. There are literally thousands of different Levian rings, Levian bracelets, Levian earrings, Levian pendants and necklaces, and even Levian watches. Levian makes jewelry in yellow, white, and rose gold, which they term Strawberry gold. Levian uses white, brown, green, yellow, orange and every other color diamond imaginable in their jewelry. There really is no limit to what they have created. They also have pieces with rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and numerous other gemstones.
The Levian brand is very popular and easy to buy and sell at the right price. However the retail prices of this brand are very high when compared to the secondary market price. You can typically expect to received somewhere around 15% to 25% of what you paid when you sell Levian jewelry. Please contact us today for a free estimate. We buy all Levian jewelry and look forward to working with you soon.top
Italian Designer Marco Bicego
Marco Bicego is an Italian designer founded by his father Giuseppe Bicego in 1958. All of Bicego’s pieces must be produced in his factory in Northern Italy under his personal direction. This brand has amazing gold work and textures, and the attention to detail is top notch. The brand’s designs are fresh, fun, and versatile. You can learn more about Marco Bicego here.
The most popular collection from Marco Bicego that you are likely to have for sale is Siviglia. This line features hammered oval beads at stations along multiple chains for bracelets and necklaces, and dangling from earrings. The beads have hammered textured finish. These pieces come in solid gold, and also pave diamond encrusted. Another popular collection is Marco Bicego Goa, which features multiple rows of gold and diamond crossover design. This includes Bicego Goa rings, bracelets and earrings.
Marco Bicego has several other lines including Africa, Jaipur, Marrakech, Masai, and Paradise. All of Marco Bicego jewelry is crafted of solid 18k yellow or white gold, and features top quality diamonds and gemstones. We are very interested in purchasing any and all Marco Bicego jewelry. If you want to sell Marco Bicego contact us today for a free estimate.top
Japanese Designer Kokichi Mikimoto
Mikimoto is essentially the only well known pearl brand in the luxury market, and the name is synonymous with quality. One may compare Mikimoto for pearl jewelry to companies such as Cartier, and Tiffany & Co. The Japanese founder Kokichi Mikimoto is also the inventor of the cultured pearl process, dating back to 1887. You can read more about the history of Mikimoto here.
The most common Mikimoto jewelry that comes up for sale are classic Mikimoto Pearl strand necklaces, Mikimoto pearl strand bracelets, Mikimoto pearl rings, and Mikimoto pearl earrings. These pieces can be crafted from 18k yellow or white gold, and even platinum. Mikimoto pearl rings and earrings are often adorned with accent diamonds as well. Mikimoto pearl strand necklaces and bracelets are usually just pearls strung on silk with gold clasps. Depending on the size of the pearls, these necklaces can sell used for hundreds and even thousands of dollars.
Mikimoto’s Pearls in Motion collection is probably the most popular collection besides the classic pearl strands described above. This collection features single and multiple pearls that can slide up and down to your desired position on the chain!
The pearls stay exactly where you want them due to a special friction system only found in Mikimoto Pearls in Motion items.
Mikimoto vintage items are usually created with sterling silver clasps and parts as opposed to more modern pieces crafted from gold and platinum. While still more valuable than regular pearl jewelry, Mikimoto sterling items will command much lower values. However, we are interested in seeing any and all Mikimoto pearl jewelry and are happy to give you a free estimated now!top
Italian Designer Robrto Coin
Roberto Coin was founded in 1996 in Italy and has become one of the top names in designer jewelry around the world. Roberto Coin is known for placing a small signature ruby hidden somewhere on the back or inside of each piece in direct contact with the skin. Roberto Coin’s creations are all hand crafted top quality pieces. You can read more about Roberto Coin here.
The most commonly seen collection on the secondary market for Roberto Coin would be the Appassionata collection. This collection features intricately weaved gold to emulate the look of fabric. Appassionata bracelets often with pave set diamond clasps come in narrow and wide widths. Roberto Coin Appassionata rings and earrings are also popular on the market today.
Roberto Coin Primavera bracelets and other items are also often available. The Primavera bracelets are springy in nature, very easy to put on and made from a basket weave technique which is very attractive. Roberto Coin Princess collection features bold squared off diamond encrusted bangle bracelets, earrings and ring. Roberto coin makes classic diamond hoop earrings and pendants, initial pendants, charm bracelets, and even very small pendants from the Tiny Treasures collection. With over 600 new designs a year, there’s something for everyone at Roberto Coin, and we want to buy it all so contact us today for a free estimate!top
London to Switerland Designer
A Rolex timepiece is often considered to be the ultimate watch for any collector. The brand has positioned itself at the top of the luxury watch market and for good reason too. Rolex was established in London in 1908 and moved its operations to Switzerland in 1919. Since then Rolex has grown to become one of the world’s most valuable brands.Rolex here.
There are only a handful of main Rolex models and then within each line there are many different variations. The most commonly seen Rolex on the second market is likely the Rolex Date and Rolex Datejust. These models have been around for decades, and come in all gold, all stainless and two tone versions. Datejust watches will have a large range of value. Older ladies models might only be worth around $1000 or less depending on condition, while newer men’s Datejust II models can be worth $5000 and more on the secondary market.
Solid gold Rolex President watches feature a day and date on the dial. These watches always have a good amount of value due to the amount of solid gold alone being worth several thousand or more. Ladies Rolex President watches are much lower demand and will likely be worth $2000 to $6000 depending on age and condition. Men’s Rolex President Watches will bring in the $5000 to $10,000 range depending on age and condition.
Stainless steel Sport models are highly desirable nowadays including Rolex Submariner, Rolex Daytona, Rolex Yacht-master, Rolex Sea Dweller and Rolex GMT Master. These Rolex watch can command from 50% to 80% or more of the retail price for newer models that are complete with the box and paperwork. In fact, some models such as the Rolex Submariner Date reference 116610LN are actually selling for thousands over retail if you can even manage to find one!
Other Rolex models that we buy include Rolex Cellini, Rolex Explorer and Explorer II, Rolex Milgauss, Rolex Pearlmaster, Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Rolex Sky-dweller, and Rolex quartz models. Contact me today with pictures of your Rolex and any info for a free estimate.top
Tiffany & Co.
New York Jewelry Designers
When most people think of high end jewelry, Tiffany & Co. comes to mind. That’s because Tiffany & Co. has been a leader in the luxury jewelry category for nearly 200 years. The company got started all the way back in 1837 in New York.
Because of the long history and top quality level of Tiffany & Co. jewelry, these items are highly sought after in the estate jewelry business. Antique and vintage Tiffany & Co. pieces will command huge premiums, especially pieces with larger diamonds, rubies, sapphires or emeralds.
But even modern Tiffany & Co. jewelry will always be worth more when compared to regular diamond jewelry. You can expect to receive anywhere from 30% to 50% of what you paid when selling Tiffany & Co. diamond jewelry. And even more for current desirable pieces.
We want to buy Tiffany & Co. platinum or gold diamond jewelry including Tiffany engagement rings and wedding bands, as well as Tiffany & Co. diamond earrings, pendants, and right hand rings. Tiffany & Co. pieces from designers such as Elsa Peretti, Paloma Picasso, & Schlumberger are often even more desirable then basic Tiffany jewelry. Here are some collections from each main Tiffany designer that we are interested in purchasing.
Here’s some great historical information about Tiffany if you want to read more.
Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. jewelry Designer
Tiffany & Co. has a long lasting collaboration with designer Elsa Peretti dating back to 1974. Since then, she has created over 30 designs for the company. You can learn more about Elsa Peretti Here.
Her Iconic Open Heart collection is wildly popular and includes pieces in gold, platinum and sterling silver with diamonds, and other stones. Diamonds by the Yard is another one of Peretti’s timeless designs, featuring single bezel set diamonds at stations along a chain or bracelet. The Elsa Peretti Bean collection has been a staple of Tiffany & Co. jewelry for decades. Also the Tiffany & Co. Peretti Bone bracelet is a popular piece that comes in gold or silver. There are many more sublines from Elsa Peretti Tiffany & Co. as well. The more unique your item, the more we want it!top
Tiffany & Co. jewelry Designer
Polama Picasso (daughter of artist Pablo Picasso) has also been a long time partner with Tiffany & Co. dating back to 1980. You can read more about Paloma Picasso here.
Picasso for Tiffany is most known for her Loving Heart collection which features a simple modern stylized open heart. Pieces from this collection come in gold, white gold, platinum and with or without diamonds. Also the Love collection which features the word “love” written out in script is very elegant and desirable. And the “XOXO” Grafitti Love and kisses design cannot be ignored. There are many more stunning collections from Picasso Tiffany & Co. but again the more special and unique, the more we want it!top
Tiffany & Co. jewelry Designer
Jean Schlumberbger started designing for Tiffany & Co. in 1956 and his designs quickly became highly desirable and popular. Schlumberger pieces represent the best of the best from Tiffany & Co. You can learn more about Jean Schlumberger here.
Easily the most recognizable design from Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. is the 16 stone ring, also often called the X Ring.
Schlumberger is known for creating incredible animal design pins, and other pieces of jewelry. The detail and craftsmanship of these pieces are unsurpassed, and therefore highly desirable. Top of the line Schlumberger enamel and gold bangle bracelets retail for $40,000 and more, and for obvious reasons, there aren’t many of them around. If you have a high piece of Schlumberger Tiffany & Co. jewelry for sale, we would love to see it!top
Van Cleef & Arpels
Paris DesignerAlfred Van Cleef
Van Cleef & Arpels (VCA) is undoubtedly the premier name in high end fine jewelry. You simply cannot find a more prestigious brand. With a history dating back to 1896 Paris, founders Alfred Van Cleef and his uncle Salomon Arpels began a company that would become known for creating unparalleled works. Van CLeef & Arpels pieces are worn around the world by royalty, celebrities, fashion icons and well to do individuals seeking only the very best. You can learn more about Van Cleef & Arpels.
Van Cleef’s pieces often feature animals, flowers and fairies. Easily the most recognizable collection from VCA would be the Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra. This collection was started in 1968 and features a 4 leaved clover design, set with flat sliced gemstones such as malachite, mother of pearl, onyx and carnelian. 90% of the Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry that comes to the pre-owned market is from the VCA Alhambra collection. Due to the high desirability and rarity of these pieces on the second market, they can easily command from 50% to 75% of the retail value! Contact us today if you want to sell Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra jewelry.
Another collection from Van Cleef & Arpels that occasional come to market are pieces from the Frivole collection (a three leaved flower). Van Cleef Frivole rings pendants and earrings are often set with small pave set diamonds.
Van Cleef & Arpels Animal jewelry is one of the aspects of this brand that truly set them apart. The creations from VCA feature dogs, cats, squirrels, lions, tigers and bears, oh my! You name it, they probably made it. And Van Cleef animal pins, rings, and other pieces are incredibly desirable, especially vintage and antique pieces. We would love to see your special VCA item today to provide you with a free estimate of value.top