Carl Blackburn

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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...

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