2014 Celebrity Jewelry Trends That Will Help You Turn a Profit

Being a jewelry seller in Boca Raton, Florida isn’t always easy. In order to have an edge on the competition, you have to stay up to date with the latest trends throughout the industry. He or she with the most knowledge tends to have the most power when it comes to business transactions.

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Every jewelry collector in Boca Raton knows that Hollywood tends to be one of the biggest influences on the latest trends in the industry. People read magazines like US Weekly or websites like TMZ and they want to wear what their favorite celebrities are wearing.

With that in mind, here are some of the top celebrity trends for 2014 that can help any jewelry collector or seller turn a serious profit in Boca Raton and beyond.

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Where Game of Thrones Gets its Royal Jewels

Have you ever watched an episode of “Game of Thrones” and thought ‘that piece of jewelry would look great with the dress in my closet’? You are not alone, if you have. Millions of viewers have mentally matched a piece one of the characters was wearing to something in their own closets. With the detail that goes into this jewelry, it is hard not to want it. Have you ever wondered, however, where it was made?

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Sansa’s Necklace Courtesy of Ser Dontos Jewellers (Just kidding. It’s from EW.)

It is easy to think that all the pieces in the series could be costume jewelry, made of cheap materials for the purposes of making a scene believable. The show is on a budget, after all. However, it has been discovered that the pieces are quite real and made by finely skilled artisans.

Nestled in the quaintly unassuming village of Glenarm, located in County Antrim, Ireland, sits a quiet shop where these pieces are created. While there are two locations (the original store being in Belfast), this location is a workshop, where customers actually get to watch the jewelry being fashioned. This location was opened to the public in 2001, providing a glimpse into the delicate and dedicated world of jewelry crafting.

The store is Steensons Jewellers. It has been in business since 1976 but only recently gained international fame with the pieces it creates for HBO. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Steensons Jewellers was chosen for this honor. It has a well-established reputation as the leading jeweler in Ireland, cultivated over the period of almost forty years.

Picking Favorites

If you have found a piece of jewelry you favor on “Game of Thrones”, there is a good chance it came from Steensons Jewellers. Steensons won’t give away its trade secrets, but it has offered some information on the attention to detail that goes into every piece. Among the pieces made by Steensons Jewellers is the rose that is worn by those belonging to the House of Tyrell. This piece, as with all other pieces, is hand-crafted at the Bedfast workshop. It is made of hand-rolled copper clay that is baked into solid copper. The middle of the rose was made from a cast of real rose petals.

If you fancy the brooch worn by Littlefinger, you can thank Rosie McNally, an artisan of 19 years in the employee of Steensons. She is responsible for making quite a few of the pieces showcased on the series, including pieces worn by Sansa and Margaery.

Steensons Jewellers is on the Map

Steensons has become so popular through its public-accessible workshop and its work for HBO that it is now featured as a tourist attraction on the official site for Ireland’s tourist trade. On the site, visitors are encouraged to take a tour and pick up a memento from Ireland’s “leading contemporary goldsmiths”.

The tour to the workshop includes an interactive screen that describes the processes taken to create the jewelry. Much of it is done according to specific direction given by the design team from “Game of Thrones”.

Visitors may also see replica pieces of the ones worn on camera, but the replicas are not for sale. So, for now, at least, viewers will have to be satisfied with longing gazes cast at the screen and wishful thinking.

Selling Unwanted Gold Jewelry in Roca Baton

We live in a time when many are only interested in helping themselves, or in using others to get what they want. When you have no way of knowing the true value of what you own, it is easy for dishonest individuals to take what is yours by trickery and deception. Understanding the value of jewelry is especially difficult for the average person, someone who has no idea about how to identify real gold, how to appraise jewels, or how to date a ring or necklace. The old, inherited, or broken gold jewelry that you think is worthless could in fact be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars. For residents of Boca Raton, knowing that there is a jeweler they can trust to appraise and buy their items is not only reassuring, but could also be the difference between being able to make a car or house payment, or not.

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How To Choose A Jewelry Appraiser You Can Trust

If you are looking to sell a wedding ring in Boca Raton or sell any kind of inherited diamond for that matter in Boca Raton and the surrounding area, one of the most important things you can do even before you find a buyer is to find a good diamond appraiser.

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Finding the right one won’t be easy. It’s not like the real estate business where all of the real estate agents are officially licensed. No, just about anyone can claim they are a diamond or jewelry appraiser. But just because someone says they work in the jewelry industry as an appraiser does not mean they know what they are doing.

That is not to say that the jewelry business is the Old West and anything goes. There are still organizations out there that give exams to test competency in these things. You just have to learn to ask the right questions when trying to find a diamond appraisal in Boca Raton.

Here are some questions you should consider asking and thngs you should consider before hiring an appraiser.

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Top 10 Tips for Jewelry Care

A great piece of jewelry can stay in a family for generations. Some might keep it as a family heirloom but others might be interested in preserving it as a long-term investment. If you are an avid jewelry fan or collector, you’ll want to follow some best practices to ensure that your valuables stay that way for years to come. Here are 10 tips on how to keep your jewelry in top shape.

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Tips for Identifying Watch Brands With The Highest Resale Value

Watches can be a lucrative part of the jewelry and valuables resale market. Jewelry sellers who are knowledgeable about which brands tend to maintain their value over time have an advantage over the general public and less informed buyers.

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There are any number of reasons why someone might be looking to unload one or more watches to a watch reseller. Some customers just collect watches but not to make a profit, they just enjoy a specific brand. They may sell their older watches to make room for new ones. Others might receive a few watches as part of an estate inheritance and they’re just looking for a quick turnaround.

Regardless of the reason, watch resellers in Boca Raton would do well to keep in mind the following brands that tend to have the largest after market value. If you are able to quickly spot a Rolex in Boca Raton or another luxury brand that is selling at dramatically lower than its after market price, you could stand to make yourself a quick windfall.

It’s “Premium” for a Reason

The brands with the highest after market value are the ones with the highest continued demand. Many luxury names tend to come to mind here.

Rolex watches are perhaps the best known luxury brand in the world. They made up more than 20 percent of all searches for watches in 2012, according to Google. It is by far the most popular watch name brand in the world. This demand creates a higher after market price and that’s great, but it’s a double edged sword because some members of the public might think their Rolex is worth more than it is really is just because of the name. It might be difficult to get a good deal on these, a number of people don’t care if it’s used or new, they just want it because it is a premium brand. Also keep in mind that Rolex is one of the most often counterfeited brands, so make sure you get any potential purchase appraised when possible or learn how to spot fakes. The idea is to find a seller who is willing to let it go for a lower than average price and then turn around and sell it at close to full value to someone who is infatuated with the brand name.

Other premium brands that can command near their original retail price if in excellent condition include Breguet, Jaeger LeCoultre and Patek.

Other influences

One area to keep an eye out for would be any watches that appear to be vintage. Many sellers looking for a quick turnaround will not have done any research in this area and might not even know that a watch is considered to be vintage. A true vintage watch could in fact be worth thousands of dollars more than its original retail value. Think of it like finding a rare baseball card.

Another major influence on the final after market price of a premium watch is whether or not the watch was part of a limited edition run. Most sellers will only be able to identify a watch as a “Rolex” or other premium brand. But an astute jewelry reseller should be able to tell if the watch was part of a limed edition run or collector’s edition, etc. Rolex makes a ton of new watches every year, but only a few limited edition runs are approved. If you know that a watch you are looking at is one of only 1,000 ever made, that is going to significantly increase its value. The key is to hide your excitement from the seller when you go to make the transaction.

Some watches might be worth a lot of money, not because the brand is a premium one, but because the company itself has a cult following. Think of Apple’s computers, for example. They market a lifestyle, not just a computer, and plenty of people eat it up. A good example would be a brand like Omega. It’s nowhere near as premium as Rolex but it still is the second most searched watch term, according to Google. It gets more hits than fancier brands like Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cartier. Omega fans are extremely loyal and you might be able to get a better resale value out of watch simply because of this cult following.

Be careful when purchasing women’s watches for resale. As the market tends to be a bit more flooded, the price of some women’s watches tends to drop faster than the price of a similar men’s watch from the same brand. Why? A popular reason often brought up is that no man wants to get caught buying his wife a used piece of jewelry or watch, but that same man might not have a problem with the “used” label when buying it himself.

Mid-range Deals

To put that another way, a watch’s resale value in the after market is worth what someone is willing to pay. It doesn’t matter if a watch is a premium brand if there are no current buyers for it.

This is one of the reasons that more mid range brands like Timex generally only resale for a fraction of their original retail price. Mid range watches are a dime a dozen at times, and are generally looked down upon compared to the premium brands. Timex doesn’t have the same ring to it as Rolex, in other words. The lower prestige and demand causes a lower after market price. Most profitable resellers, whether in Boca Raton or elsewhere, tend to stick to the more premium brands. It’s still possible to make a profit on more mid range brands, but usually only if bought and sold in volume.

Many of the same influences on the after market price that applied to the premium brands apply here as well. Women are not keen on used watches, no matter what price range, and limited edition runs tend to be worth at least a bit more, but it should be noted that a lot of mid range brands make limited edition runs more frequently than some of the premium brands, in order to try and give the product more prestige.

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