Trifari Costume Jewelry

Learn how to value Trifari costume jewelry pieces by the different marks the jeweler used throughout its history. Plus, learn about Trifari’s history and how the different materials they used can help you date and value the costume jewelry pieces.

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Kenneth Jay Lane Costume Jewelry

Tips to find valuable Kenneth Jay Lane costume jewelry using marks, how pieces are made and its interesting history. See list of popular pieces including earrings, neck collars, and faux pearls to determine value.

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Eisenberg Costume Jewelry

Find out what to look for when identifying and valuing Eisenberg Costume Jewelry including the different marks used. Also, learn about its history, how it became popular, who designed its pieces and how you could you miss a valuable piece it you only rely on marks.

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Sterling silver

How to identify sterling silver by its various marks like 925, sterling, sterling silver and others. Understand valuable differences between other types of silver like nickel, coin, and German and beware of polishing your silver.

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Old Pawn Indian Jewelry

How to find valuable Old Pawn Indian Jewelry made of silver, coral, gaspite and turquoise by known Native American artists Ortega, Loloma, Becenti and Yazzie. Discover pieces made during particular times that are more valuable.

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Scrimshaw

Understand the history of scrimshaw and identify valuable pieces of carved and inked whale bone, tusks and ivory made popular in New England in the 17th through 19th Centuries.

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Valuable Pearls

Tips to identify fake and real pearls with different pearls like Baroque, cultured, seed, fresh water, and Tahitia with pearl colors of white, black, silver and pink. [Video]

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Colored Gemstones

Tips to identify valuable gemstones like ruby reds, sapphires, and emeralds just by their color. Plus, secrets about their size, carat, hardness, and history. Understand what to look for with gemstones. [Video]

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Girl Scouts memorabilia

Resale markets, values and history of Girl Scouts' memorabilia items such as magazines, pins, badges, jewelry, cookie tins, uniforms, cameras, dolls, pocket knives, watches, and more are discussed.

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Renoir and Matisse Costume Jewelry

Tips to identify valuable Renoir and Matisse costume jewelry by its shapes, forms, materials used, and its unique mark on pieces. Popular with Hollywood celebrities and often overlooked at yard sales.

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