For every hour they spend shooting a jewel, pro photographers spend another hour tweaking it on the computer. Welcome to the age of digital retouching. Good news: Photoshop isn’t as tricky as it looks and the pros are sharing their secrets.
If your jewelry is stolen, ordinary insurance will only cover so much. So I asked collector and jewelry/gem expert Antoinette Matlins what she recommends – and learned all kinds of useful things.
In my first post on the shifting sands of estate jewelry terminology, experts set us straight on the terms estate, antique and vintage. Two well-known Manhattan jewelry dealers, Peter Schaffer and Janet Mavec, weigh in on the estate debate. Collectible…
Should you build a collection by theme or period? Is it better to buy through auctions or dealers? Where can you go to try on one-of-a-kind masterpieces – like jewelry by Lalique – without spending a dime?
With the holidays fast approaching, men everywhere are facing that age-old problem: what to get the jewelry-loving women in their lives. Here, some tips from experts – and a few guys who’ve figured it out.
Learn what to look for in terms of color and cut, but don’t expect to tell a synthetic from a real stone – and forget trying to identify something based on a digital photo. “If something looks too good to be true,” Christie Romero warns, “it probably is.”
Jewelry historian and Antiques Road Show regular Christie Romero shares her tips for buying estate jewelry – and avoiding rip-offs.