Featured at a new jewelry show slated to be held in New York, during Aq will be 25 vendors showing magnificent antique, estate, vintage, costume and designer jewelry. In addition, there will be some ladies’ accessories, such as handbags and other feminine fancies on display. Read More +
Sales highlights were seen in every major category of Michaan’s Dec. 2, 2012, estate auction. An oil painting by Indonesian artist Lee Man Fong brought the highest dollar amount of the day. “Young Woman with Junk Boat” sold for $9,440, surpassing its low estimate of $8,000. Read More +
Period and contemporary jewelry, gentleman’s pieces and premiere maker watch brands such as Patek Philippe and Rolex will all share the auction spotlight June 16, 2012. Read More +
The 35th annual Antique Jewelry & Art Conference, “Jewelry Camp,” hosted by Directors Edward and Sandy Lewand, will take place July 27-29 at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains, N.Y. Read More +
Whether it’s ever dawned on you to pick up a holiday tree brooch while out doing your consumer-spending duty, if you do, more choices grow in emporia than simply sparkling Christmas brooches. Whatever it is you love in the world, you likely can find a holiday tree that represents that hobby – and here’s 14 of the most popular styles! PLUS: The Top 5 Reasons Not to Collect Christmas Tree Pins
Whatever it is you love in the world, you likely can find a holiday tree that represents that hobby – and here’s 14 of the hottest categories! Plus: The Top 5 Reasons Not to Collect Christmas Tree Pins Read More +
The variety of human expressions cast as jewelry is vast. So are values, styles and quality. Technically, a face pin might be a museum-quality cameo carving worth thousands of dollars or a major plastic physiognomy by Elzac’s Elliot Handler. In this column jewelry expert Kathy Flood reviews the use, art and values of faces in figural costume jewelry. Read More +
Elliot Handler, the inventor of Hot Wheels, co-founder of Mattel and wife of Ruth Handler (creator of the Barbie doll) died July 21, 2011. Author and jewlery expert Kathy Flood shares with us ten facts about the fascinating life and legacy Mr. Handler left on American pop culture … and the costume jewelry world.
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Jewelry expert and author Kathy Flood marvels at an unsung hero of the antiques trade: the inventory shipper. From trophy buffalo to Hershey’s Kisses sent to Afghanistan, the shipper knows all and sees all … maybe a little too much.
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Expert Kathy Flood offers a candid update on the often-fickle jewelry market, listing what’s selling and what’s sitting. "Recently I purchased an enameled base-metal pin clip for $15 and sold it for $1,500. If that doesn’t get your juices flowing for jewelry, I don’t know what will. Why, you could even pay for a week of your ungrateful child’s college tuition with such a sale."
Jewelry author, collector and dealer Kathy Flood lists her favorite types of blue costume jewelry as a side to her look at the 2011 trend of hot blue vintage jewels.
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