Evaluating Estate Jewelry

Recently I evaluated one of the largest estates of my career. 

I received an email from a gentlemen in Texas asking me about my services in regards to evaluating estate jewelry. I responded by saying I have many years of experience and knowledge, and evaluating estates is one of my specialties. A few weeks later, a local lady called to make an appointment for evaluating an estate. I had not put together the original email from Texas with this client until after we had established a wonderful rapport. Her friend from Texas had suggested my services based on my website and my return email. I was proud and honored to be referred to help this family with their estate jewelry.

Testing silver

Testing silver

A large estate of jewelry can be overwhelming for a family to evaluate. The matriarch of this family had spent a lifetime accumulating one of the largest jewelry collections I have seen in my career. There were all types of jewelry, from inexpensive costume, to a fine 18k gold ring. There were some very unusual and unique pieces from different eras. 

Testing metals

Testing metals

The family members and I spent nearly five hours assaying the large collection. The family appreciated my suggestions for which items to keep, for handing down to the next generation. I used my knowledge, equipment, and experience to be as helpful as possible, knowing the love that was involved with this estate. There are some items which I purchased and many items went back home to be distributed to other family members.

       I enjoy working with families trying to be the best consultant I can during these emotional and trying times. I use my professional experience and enjoy solving the puzzle that many of these estates can present. Contact Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler in Overland Park Kansas for help with your estate evaluation. 

Family's estate pieces

Family's estate pieces