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« Reply #225 on: September 04, 2020, 06:07:37 AM »

That's one website where I was very careful not to press anything accidentally! 79k for a watch? My God!!! You could buy a house for that price in some areas of the UK!!
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« Reply #226 on: September 04, 2020, 06:04:38 PM »

You are paying for the name and  well known design when you buy from Buccellati. Unfortunately, if you go to re sell any of that, all you get is the stones and gold/platinum weight back. When my late mother in law died, we took the pieces she had inherited from her own magpie mother (and never wore) to a client of my husband's who owns the diamond exchange building on 47th Street in NYC. While they pieces had many famous names (Tiffany, Van Cleef, etc) they appraised strictly on stones and metal. The Buccellati ring in the group, which is on that site for $21k+ appraised for $3k. It is for this reason that I have the client  make up my jewelry. He can make what ever design with custom alterations for a fraction of going to Boucheron or where ever. I can tell you that when we opened the safety deposit box and I saw what was in it I was astounded. My late MIL NEVER wore jewelry. In 25 years I  literally only ever saw her engagement/wedding  ring on the day my husband and I married. She didnt even have pierced ears.
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« Reply #227 on: September 04, 2020, 10:00:32 PM »

You are paying for the name and  well known design when you buy from Buccellati. Unfortunately, if you go to re sell any of that, all you get is the stones and gold/platinum weight back. When my late mother in law died, we took the pieces she had inherited from her own magpie mother (and never wore) to a client of my husband's who owns the diamond exchange building on 47th Street in NYC. While they pieces had many famous names (Tiffany, Van Cleef, etc) they appraised strictly on stones and metal. The Buccellati ring in the group, which is on that site for $21k+ appraised for $3k. It is for this reason that I have the client  make up my jewelry. He can make what ever design with custom alterations for a fraction of going to Boucheron or where ever. I can tell you that when we opened the safety deposit box and I saw what was in it I was astounded. My late MIL NEVER wore jewelry. In 25 years I  literally only ever saw her engagement/wedding  ring on the day my husband and I married. She didnt even have pierced ears.
Some pieces are valuable as antiques in their own right, and sell for a great deal more than both the value of the materials, and the original sales price. If you still have some pieces, it might be worth having them appraised by an antique jewelry specialist.
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« Reply #228 on: September 05, 2020, 12:25:45 AM »

You are paying for the name and  well known design when you buy from Buccellati. Unfortunately, if you go to re sell any of that, all you get is the stones and gold/platinum weight back. When my late mother in law died, we took the pieces she had inherited from her own magpie mother (and never wore) to a client of my husband's who owns the diamond exchange building on 47th Street in NYC. While they pieces had many famous names (Tiffany, Van Cleef, etc) they appraised strictly on stones and metal. The Buccellati ring in the group, which is on that site for $21k+ appraised for $3k. It is for this reason that I have the client  make up my jewelry. He can make what ever design with custom alterations for a fraction of going to Boucheron or where ever. I can tell you that when we opened the safety deposit box and I saw what was in it I was astounded. My late MIL NEVER wore jewelry. In 25 years I  literally only ever saw her engagement/wedding  ring on the day my husband and I married. She didnt even have pierced ears.

Exactly DoV. Jewelry is not a good investment.  Buy the pieces that make you happy by all means, but donít expect jewelry to appreciate or even hold its value. Iím like your MIL, with a ton of jewelry I never wear. Itís a shame, because I love colored stones and they donít come out to play very often.
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« Reply #229 on: September 06, 2020, 07:57:32 PM »

You are paying for the name and  well known design when you buy from Buccellati. Unfortunately, if you go to re sell any of that, all you get is the stones and gold/platinum weight back. When my late mother in law died, we took the pieces she had inherited from her own magpie mother (and never wore) to a client of my husband's who owns the diamond exchange building on 47th Street in NYC. While they pieces had many famous names (Tiffany, Van Cleef, etc) they appraised strictly on stones and metal. The Buccellati ring in the group, which is on that site for $21k+ appraised for $3k. It is for this reason that I have the client  make up my jewelry. He can make what ever design with custom alterations for a fraction of going to Boucheron or where ever. I can tell you that when we opened the safety deposit box and I saw what was in it I was astounded. My late MIL NEVER wore jewelry. In 25 years I  literally only ever saw her engagement/wedding  ring on the day my husband and I married. She didnt even have pierced ears.

Exactly DoV. Jewelry is not a good investment.  Buy the pieces that make you happy by all means, but donít expect jewelry to appreciate or even hold its value. Iím like your MIL, with a ton of jewelry I never wear. Itís a shame, because I love colored stones and they donít come out to play very often.


oh, but in some cases it really is. I remember my mother telling me that after WWII when things were scares, her grandmother was selling family jewelry for money and goods. Just depends what kind of pieces you own and buy.

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« Reply #230 on: September 06, 2020, 09:44:28 PM »

You are paying for the name and  well known design when you buy from Buccellati. Unfortunately, if you go to re sell any of that, all you get is the stones and gold/platinum weight back. When my late mother in law died, we took the pieces she had inherited from her own magpie mother (and never wore) to a client of my husband's who owns the diamond exchange building on 47th Street in NYC. While they pieces had many famous names (Tiffany, Van Cleef, etc) they appraised strictly on stones and metal. The Buccellati ring in the group, which is on that site for $21k+ appraised for $3k. It is for this reason that I have the client  make up my jewelry. He can make what ever design with custom alterations for a fraction of going to Boucheron or where ever. I can tell you that when we opened the safety deposit box and I saw what was in it I was astounded. My late MIL NEVER wore jewelry. In 25 years I  literally only ever saw her engagement/wedding  ring on the day my husband and I married. She didnt even have pierced ears.

Exactly DoV. Jewelry is not a good investment. Buy the pieces that make you happy by all means, but don’t expect jewelry to appreciate or even hold its value. I’m like your MIL, with a ton of jewelry I never wear. It’s a shame, because I love colored stones and they don’t come out to play very often.


oh, but in some cases it really is. I remember my mother telling me that after WWII when things were scares, her grandmother was selling family jewelry for money and goods. Just depends what kind of pieces you own and buy.



My grandmother said the same thing, but she also told me that she didn’t get anywhere near what she paid for it.  She Never bought any more and invested in gold coins for the rest of her life. I personally love jewelry, but now I wish I owned less.
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« Reply #231 on: September 15, 2020, 01:04:03 PM »

You are paying for the name and  well known design when you buy from Buccellati. Unfortunately, if you go to re sell any of that, all you get is the stones and gold/platinum weight back. When my late mother in law died, we took the pieces she had inherited from her own magpie mother (and never wore) to a client of my husband's who owns the diamond exchange building on 47th Street in NYC. While they pieces had many famous names (Tiffany, Van Cleef, etc) they appraised strictly on stones and metal. The Buccellati ring in the group, which is on that site for $21k+ appraised for $3k. It is for this reason that I have the client  make up my jewelry. He can make what ever design with custom alterations for a fraction of going to Boucheron or where ever. I can tell you that when we opened the safety deposit box and I saw what was in it I was astounded. My late MIL NEVER wore jewelry. In 25 years I  literally only ever saw her engagement/wedding  ring on the day my husband and I married. She didnt even have pierced ears.

Same experience when my grandmother died. And we knew how much she had paid for the pieces, so it was really disappointing. Mostly only the gold (24 kt) and diamonds, and the bigger diamonds.

After that episode I completely lost interest in jewellery. I find it beautiful to wear, but I see it more as a sentimental piece to pass along in the family. I have some good pieces that I'll leave for my daughter,that I got as presents or inherited,  but I won't be buying any more real jewellery for myself.
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« Reply #232 on: September 23, 2020, 09:47:03 PM »

I never heard of that jeweler. I like the "Hawaii necklace" a lot. It's not the kind of thing I wear, but just as a something to look at and admire from afar.  Whistle
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« Reply #233 on: October 11, 2020, 04:36:05 AM »

I was reading about the Belgian royal family recently and came across a picture of a young Queen Paola. I was struck by how much she resembled Beatrice. I know both are Italian and have Italian ancestry, I wondered if any dishes knew if they were perhaps related in some way? My knowledge of Italian royal and aristocratic families is very limited!!

Here are a couple of images of Paola for comparison. It's probably just me who sees a resemblance!

https://images.app.goo.gl/TUoYXGfSWZizHqhf8
https://images.app.goo.gl/VqqiVCUZE158ooni7


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« Reply #234 on: October 11, 2020, 09:58:24 PM »

Iíve thought the same a few times. There is definitely a resemblance !
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« Reply #235 on: October 12, 2020, 12:25:43 AM »

Omg I love the direction this thread has taken. Jewelry and value and historical family jewelry stories. Purrr!
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