John Michael's Estate Jewelry

John Michael's Estate Jewelry

Estate jewelry can be defined simply, jewelry being previously owned

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 Bloomfield, NJ & Surrounding Areas
 1051 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ. 07003
 973-338-4400
 john@jmestatejewelry.com
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Estate jewelry can be defined simply, as previously owned jewelry. Antique, according to the US Government, must be authenticated to be at least 100 years old. When most people think of estate jewelry, period-specific jewelry which has distinct design elements that can be traced to a certain time frame, usually comes to mind. From Art Nouveau to Art Deco, some of the most beautiful jewelry pieces were hand crafted at a level that is almost impossible to duplicate in today’s world, which makes these pieces timeless treasures. John Michael’s carries a fine selection spanning from the 1800’s to modern pieces of today.

John Michael’s is a collaboration of two professionals with very different backgrounds in the jewelry industry. John, like the majority of people in the jewelry industry was “born into the business.” John’s family has dealt in estate jewelry and has a diverse background working with coins, antiques, and collectibles. John was an instructor at the Gemological Institute of America for 9 years, teaching people how to evaluate and appraise diamonds and colored stones. Michael stumbled into the industry by chance; after serving four years in the US Navy, Michael befriended a jewelry designer who showed him how jewelry is made, behind the scenes. After apprenticing as a jeweler for a small family business, Michael decided to attend the Gemological Institute of America in southern California.

What We Buy

No appointment necessary. Free no obligation evaluation.

Bring in your items for a FREE private evaluation of your items

Precious Metals

GOLD – 24K, 22K, 18K, 14K, 10K, 9K, coins, bars, jewelry, industrial scrap, gold teeth, class rings, broken/damaged jewelry, watches
SILVER – bars, sterling, coin, industrial scrap, jewelry, US coins from 1964 and before (don’t clean your coins!) Flatware, candlesticks, tea sets, Franklin Mint
PLATINUM – coins, jewelry, industrial scrap


Jewelry

Premiums paid for fine period and signed pieces!
Tiffany, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, Bulgari, Seaman Schepps, David Webb, Boucheron, Buccellati and many more!


Coins And Currency

GOLD and SILVER COINS Foreign and Domestic
Mint sets, proof sets, US coins 1964 and before, US currency, foreign currency, large notes, small notes, silver certificates, gold certificates, fractional currency and more.
Premiums paid for rare dates!
DO NOT CLEAN OR POLISH COINS! (Cleaning will lower value)


Collectibles

Hummel, lladro, Swarovaski, Lalique, Waterford, sports collectibles, old photographs, military items, musical instruments, vintage toys, costume jewelry, fountain pens, old Books, antiques.


Diamonds and Gemstones

We buy all shapes and sizes of diamonds. We are GIA graduate gemologists, professionally trained to evaluate diamonds and colored stones based on the four C’s.


Watches

Pocket and wristwatches!
American classics: Bulova, Elgin, Waltham, Hamilton, Accutron
FINE SWISS Timepieces

• A. Lange & Sohne • Audemars Piguet • BVLGARI • Bedat & Co. • Breguet • Breitling • Cartier • Chopard • Franck Muller • Girard-Perregaux • Harry Winston • Hublot • IWC • Jaeger-LeCoultre • Omega • Panerai • Patek Philippe • Roger Dubuis • Rolex • Ulysse Nardin • Vacheron Constantin


What We Sell

quality diamond designsEstate jewelry can be defined simply, as previously owned jewelry. Antique, according to the US Government, must be authenticated to be at least 100 years old. When most people think of estate jewelry, period-specific jewelry, which has distinct design elements that can be traced to a certain time frame, usually comes to mind. From Art Nouveau to Art Deco, some of the most beautiful jewelry pieces were hand crafted at a level that is almost impossible to duplicate in today’s world, which makes these pieces timeless treasures. John Michael’s carries a fine selection spanning from the 1800’s to modern pieces of today.

Additional Services

Appraisals
John and Michael are both graduates from the Gemological Institute of America. They are experts in the evaluation of diamonds and colored stone jewelry. Together they have over 30 years’ experience in the gem and jewelry industry.

  • Estate Appraisals
  • Insurance Appraisals
  • Fair market Evaluation

Repairs

  • Repairs on All Types of Jewelry: Gold, Silver, Platinum
  • Watch Repair: Mechanical and Quartz
  • Stone Replacement
  • Antique Jewelry Restoration

Watch Batteries

  • Installation on Premises

Tips for Selling Your Gold and Jewelry

1. Don’t be fooled by coupons or weekend hotel buyers. Why should you need a coupon to get 20% more? And what if you don’t have a coupon, do you not get paid fairly? Also be very wary of fly by night or weekend hotel buyers. They tend to offer customers very low prices for their items so they can pay for those expensive ads.

2. Make sure the gold buyer separates your items by the gold content. For example, 18k gold is worth considerably more than 10k gold, so they should be testing and separating your gold out to give you the best possible prices based on what type of gold you have.

3. Look for buyers that have knowledge of designer and antique jewelry. A Cartier bracelet or a vintage Art Deco ring can be worth much, much, more than just the gold value. A jeweler experienced with Antique and Estate jewelry will know this, but the average gold buyer may not.

4. Diamonds and colored stones can add value to your items. Small diamonds add value and larger stones should be evaluated on their own. High quality gemstones can be very valuable, but some semi-precious stones don’t have much value and weight needs to be deducted from the weight of the gold for these stones. A gemologist will be able to tell the difference and pay you accordingly.

5. Don’t feel intimidated to sell your items. Some buyers will say the offer is only good now to push you into selling your items at that moment. If you’re unsure about an offer or just want to get a second opinion the buyer should stand by their offer if you return later, as long as the daily gold market price is the same.

6. Lastly, check with friends and relatives to see who they would recommend. They can let you know dealers they have had good or bad experiences with. You can also check the local Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see gold and jewelry buyers in your area that are BBB rated.

Highly recommend they are honest and take there time to help you with your needs as a customer.

~Stephen D. Norman


Absolutely the most honest, knowledgeable and friendly person i have dealt with during this very difficult time. John and Michael were very helpful and even helped us with things they didn't purchase. They like everything so don't be shy with what you bring in.

~Aaron Flaks


Please feel free to contact us using the information below.
 Bloomfield, NJ & Surrounding Areas
 1051 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ. 07003
 973-338-4400
 john@jmestatejewelry.com
 http://www.jmestatejewelry.com/
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