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Month: March 2019

Lead Glass-Filled Rubies at Auctionet

Lead Glass-Filled Rubies at Auctionet

Recently I came across an auction website called Auctionet (auctionet.com). The abundance of lead glass-filled rubies (composite rubies) at this auction website grabbed my attention immediately. So, I decided to dig a bit deeper. One of the first things I noticed was that all these composite rubies are heavily overvalued by the experts. As discussed in the post about lead glass-filled rubies, their actual price is around $2 per carat only. Here their estimates range from EUR 30 to EUR 134…

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Vintage Jewelry that is not Really Vintage

Vintage Jewelry that is not Really Vintage

Over the past few years, I have noticed that vintage jewelry has become extremely popular amongst buyers. It is not to say that it was not popular before, but I noticed this trend relatively recently. I was somewhat surprised to discover that vintage jewelry is so popular that the buyers are ready to pay more (sometimes even substantially more) for an article of vintage jewelry than for an alike article of contemporary jewelry on many occasions. That seemed somewhat illogical,…

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