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  • How to Sell Antique Jewelry

    How to Sell Antique Jewelry

    As with antique furniture or fine artwork, a variety of factors help determine the value of antique jewelry. When it comes time to having your antique jewelry appraised and possibly sold, you want to be certain you do the proper due diligence to get a fair and honest evaluation. By exploring the...

  • Obtaining the Right Jewelry Appraisal

    Obtaining the Right Jewelry Appraisal

    If you’ve ever watched a show like American Pickers or Storage Wars, no doubt you know the scene: a fortunate individual stumbles across an old jewelry box with a diamond ring, and eyes light up. They can’t wait to get the diamond ring appraised by an expert to see just how big their score was....

  • Which Luxury Watches Hold Their Value Best?

    Which Luxury Watches Hold Their Value Best?

    By Carl Blackburn Last month, I spoke about Rolex appraisals and the various factors that go into determining the value of pre-owned luxury watches (condition, year, rarity, complexity, materials, etc). But now the question begs, “How much can you expect that value to depreciate over 5 or 10 years?”...

  • How to Get an Insurance Appraisal on your Used Rolex Watch

    How to Get an Insurance Appraisal on your Used Rolex Watch

    By Carl Blackburn As I discussed last month, investment-grade Rolex watches can be an amazing investment. Not only does their value increase each year, providing a solid return, but such an investment is also a beautiful and functional work of art. Part of the responsibility of owning a high-end...

  • Is a Luxury Watch a Good Investment?

    Is a Luxury Watch a Good Investment?

    By Carl Blackburn When Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase “time is money,” he was figuratively referring to business practices—but he could have literally been referring to timepieces. Just last month, a rare 1949 Oyster Perpetual model Rolex, which was expected to sell for between $570,000 and...

  • Diamonds: Emotional and Financial Gain

    Diamonds: Emotional and Financial Gain

    By Carl Blackburn As one of the most concentrated forms of wealth on the planet, diamonds make an excellent investment. While precious metals like platinum and gold also have intrinsic value as investments, they are much bulkier and harder to store, requiring the serious investor to maintain a...

  • Bittersweet ‘The Motherf**ker with the Hat’ opens at Cygnet Theatre

    Bittersweet ‘The Motherf**ker with the Hat’ opens at Cygnet Theatre

    By Diana Saenger Cygnet Theatre in Old Town claims “The Motherfker with the Hat” by Stephen Adly Guirgis, is not only their last play of Season 11, but also their most hilarious and provocative. Directing the San Diego premiere is Rob Lutfy, the 2012-13 William R. Kenan, Jr. Directing Fellow at...

  • When art reflect life, sometimes it hurts to watch

    When art reflect life, sometimes it hurts to watch

    The question about why one goes to the movies — hoping for what? — has perhaps never been in the dock more than in the case of “Amour,” which my wife Lacey and I went to see last week. Good thing it was Lacey's idea, not mine, because after those two grueling hours she would have beaten me up about...

  • The grace of goodwill

    The grace of goodwill

    “I dreamt that my hair was kempt. Then I dreamt that my true love unkempt it.” —Ogden Nash (1902-1971) If you live long — and lucky — people may show up from an earlier time whom you will recognize as markers by which you take your bearings. When I was a schoolboy at a small New England boys’ boarding...

  • Reflections of life at the 71-mark

    Reflections of life at the 71-mark

    “Lord, Let me know mine end and the number of my days.”  — Psalm 39 Around 2,000 years ago the Moche people built a society that incorporated the first real state structure in South America. It lasted more than 800 years - roughly from the time of the expansion of Rome (around 200 BCE) to the Islamic...

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