Jewelry Tips

What is refined gold?

Do you know what happens when gold is melted? Sometimes gold jewelry is sold for “gold weight”. Usually the gold is then processed at a refinery to separate the pure gold from other materials. Since gold is soft, it is often combined with nickel (white gold), silver, palladium or even copper (rose gold). The pure … Read more

Gold Forecast for 2015

Lucky we live Hawaii – far from the bullishness of Wall Street. But though we are miles apart, our islands are directly affected by the state of the U.S. financial market. In the aftermath of the 2010 financial crisis, the popularity of gold peaked. Stocks, savings accounts, and other interest-building investments dropped in value, and … Read more

Bonham’s Hong Kong Auction Sells Bright Future for Fine Jewelry

Don’t be jaded by the idea that fine jewelry may decline in value. These days the selling value of collectable and exclusive gems and jewels are actually above presale estimates. Bonhams, the world-famous auctioneers of fine art and antiques, recently concluded its fine jewelry and jadeite auction in Hong Kong. Numerous lots sold for above … Read more

Estate and Vintage Jewelry: Jewelry Design Eras Throughout History shares some information on the most common design periods for jewelry. When buying vintage jewelry, it may be interesting to know the story behind the piece. Knowing a little bit about jewelry design periods can help you find the perfect vintage piece for your collection. The Georgian era (1714-1837) encompasses the reigns of Kings … Read more

The Value of a Good Evaluation

For some, looks are everything. But in our line of work, looks can be deceiving. In the jewelry business we know that we can’t judge a book – or in our case, a piece of jewelry — by its’ cover. Because as we’ve experienced on a few occasions, simple pieces of jewelry can in fact … Read more

Not a Game: Helping Hawaii’s Seniors Know the Value of Their Jewelry

What does a game of Bingo have in common with selling precious pieces? You have to cover some ground before reaping the rewards! For residents at the Hawaii Kai Retirement Center, participating in the monthly Bingo Bash, rewards come in the form of $25 gift cards to CVS Long’s Drugs Stores – a gift from … Read more

Good Life Expo starts tomorrow!

WHY NOT GET A FREE TRIP TO LAS VEGAS & SOME CASH with you unwanted jewelry! Getting ready for tomorrow’s SENIOR FAIR! Come down and visit us at our booth! Giving away prizes all weekend long. Sell over $10K get a Vacation’s Hawaii trip to LAS VEGAS! Sell over $5000 and get a $300 gift … Read more

Unique Antiques: Determining Which Diamond Makes the Cut

When shopping for a special piece, keep in mind that each antique is unique. In all honesty, selecting the right piece is like selecting the right partner – you need to weigh all of your options before making sure that you have the perfect fit. To help you get started, familiarize yourself with what’s out … Read more

Things to Know Before Selling Your Gold

Before every big decision you do your research. Check real estate websites and consult with realtors before deciding to sell your house. Look for the best offers at dealerships before accepting an offer to buy your car. At Hawaii Estate & Jewelry Buyers our top priority is making sure that our customers are comfortable and … Read more

2014 Senior Fair / Good Life Exp

  Mahalo to everyone for supporting us last year! Come visit us again this year at the Good Life Expo / Senior Fair!   When: September 26, 27 & 28, 2014 Where: Blaisdell Exhibition Hall Hawaii Estate & Jewelry Buyer Booth: 632, 631, 544, 543 8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day Admission is FREE … Read more

Diamonds – Cut, Color & Clarity

  DIAMOND CUT Cut is often considered to be a diamond’s most important factor. It determines what we generally think of as a “sparkle.” Cut grade is an objective measure of a diamond’s light performance. When a diamond is cut with the proper proportions, light is returned out of the top of the diamond, also referred to … Read more