Identifying and appraising antique jewelry is a difficult task.
Purchase a 10-power magnification jeweler’s loupe, because this is the level of magnification used for grading.
Research hallmarks and other jeweler’s marks.
Research the history of the piece of jewelry in question.
How to Identify Antique Jewelry
Where can I find an antique appraiser?
How to Find Free Local Antique Appraisals
Attend Appraisal Day at a Local Auction House.
Go to a Major Local Antique Show. Major antique shows are another great place to get free…
Attend a Visiting Appraisal Show. There are a couple of television shows that focus on valuation…
Ask Antique Shops and Auction Houses. Many antique stores…