Jewelry buying includes antique and estate jewelry, understanding gems (including diamonds and colored stones), signed pieces, watches, pearls, gold, silver, art, and collectibles.
Gem buying itself has become more technical and complicated in recent years. Man can produce virtually every gemstone (synthetics) and man can treat every gem including diamonds. Graduate Gemologists are often needed. They are highly trained and capable of properly identifying and appraising valuable jewelry containing these gems using laboratory tools.
The category of "colored stones" includes emeralds, rubies, sapphires, alexandrites, and many others. Jewelry buyers must have in-depth knowledge of these complicated gems, proper equipment, and be aware of ever changing market values to appraise and bid fairly - this is a strength of EstateBuyers.com. Professional jewelry buyers must distinguish genuine, pristine antique and period jewelry from antique reproductions and especially understand rarity and condition.