Dear Wonderful, Supportive Client-Friends: I'm still working hard despite this pandemic. I've missed seeing you at my annual summer shows, but I've been getting calls from some of you who see me every year.
I always have things on sale. They just come and go fairly quickly so I don't generally post them. Wanna know? Just give me a ring or a text.
I've been using Zoom and FaceTime to work with you, so give it a try. You have the convenience of being in your home while still being in the role of "co-designer" as we work through the project details.
The same is true for appraisals.
Keep your jewelry clean. Take it off and swish it around in a bowl of very warm water and dish detergent. Clean the surfaces with a very soft toothbrush or a cotton swab. You can soak it for awhile, too. Rinse thoroughly under running water. A spritz of Windex and the soft brush will remove the soapy residue . Rinse again. If you want to clean earrings or gold chains, you can buy alcohol pads at CVS and rub the surfaces, just like I do at art shows between customers.
A Good Time to Evaluate What you Own
What do you have stashed in that jewelry box? Do you know what you've inherited? Do we need to reimagine that brooch from your Great Aunt? Now is a good time to send or video conference with me for appraisals, especially since the drive to organize our personal lives has taken hold. No need to come into the office at all. Appraisals start at $150 but for the time being, I am offering the work at $100 per report with a 10% discount on three or more items. You will receive a full professional report for insurance, estate, or resale purposes. I am also trained as an expert witness, gem consultant, and Accredited International Valuer. Most of all, remember to let your beautiful pieces bring you a sense of calm and joy. That's what they are made for and never has it been more important to keep ourselves balanced and grateful.