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Watch Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori show you how to identify and value pearl, diamond and gold pieces of jewelry that people brought to her antiques appraisal events. Learn tips about the prongs, markings to look for, and why you don't want pavé diamonds. Plus, discover the history of wearing rings, tips about emeralds and natural vs. lab stones, and dating pieces of jewelry.


Watch and play along as Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori appraises vintage and antique items you can find at a thrift store. See how to value and find an early 20th century Victrola, determine if you have a cedar chest and a pair of Mid-Century Modern candlesticks worth a few hundred dollars. Learn about storage tips, see a valuable piece of costume jewelry and other vintage pieces during Dr. Lori's appearance on WPHL 17's Morning News in Philadelphia, PA.


Can you pick the most valuable collectible? Watch Dr. Lori and play along to see if you can value a pair of vases marked Portugal, a World's Fair license plate and a children's doll as clues and values are shown during Dr. Lori's Treasure Hunt on ABC TV's Morning Blend in Tampa, FL.


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3 Ways to Find Valuable Antiques

3 Ways to Find Valuable Antiques

Want to know how to spot that valuable thrift store find? Don't know what to look for when cleaning out Grandma's attic or when you are downsizing? It's a common question and Dr. Lori provides secrets to spot those prints, posters, silver and ceramics that are valuable. Don't rely only on marks or signatures. They could fool you. You must read this article so you aren't throwing away a valuable or walking past it at a thrift store.

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