Many avid jewelry collectors go out of their way to obtain unique estate jewelry items, spending their entire lives prowling those auctions and antique exhibitions for the perfect Victorian pearl necklace or an elegant gemstone cocktail ring that's just right for a particular outfit. However, there are industry experts who are working on creative ways to make antique jewelry more accessible to the average consumer.
According to JCK, two jewelry manufacturers and business strategists, CEOs Kate Peterson and Patti Geolat, have coordinated an estate jewelry event that combines both buying and selling, creating more exposure for those rare pieces. They both make it a point to organize at least one buying and selling auction per month, and they have hosted 14 since last November.
"The idea of bringing together a buying and selling event in one has worked remarkably well for us and our clients," Peterson told the news source. "Many retail customers really like the estate and period jewelry expertise and inventory we bring to each event, with some store owners on their second or third event with us."