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Period Jewelry Highlights   Georgian Period circa 1760 to 1837 Made during the reigns of King George I to IV Surviving pieces are rare. The few exceptional pieces that have survived, all show extraordinary craftsmanship. Jewelry was not yet mass produced. It tended to be very well made and delicate in design with a French influence.   The emphasis was on the metalwork and not the stones.   High karat look, silver over gold to set diamonds, seed pearls, agate, rock crystal quartz, chrysoberyl, coral, garnet, ivory, paste, foil backed stones, portrait miniatures, champlevé, intaglios, mosaics, and bezel settings were...

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Are you adequately covered in case of loss, theft or damage? This is very important! You are covered only as well as your appraisal report is written and by the qualifications of the appraiser. Dollar amounts, if higher than warranted, are not necessarily the amount you will be awarded in case of loss, theft or damage. You have to understand your individual policy and how you are covered. Do not rely on inflated and often fictitious dollar values, or on appraisals with very little information. This will benefit your insurer and cost you money in premiums — but may not...

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Old Saybrook, CT Office Cynthia L. Konney Graduate Gemologist, GIA Master Gemologist Appraiser© -American Society of Appraisers Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser -American Gem Society Cindy started her jewelry career in 1970 while still in high school, working for a small hometown jeweler.  She worked while getting her B.A. in Environmental Earth Science at Eastern Connecticut State University.  She enjoyed the study of minerals and crystallography classes, which piqued her interest in gemology.  After college, she went to work for Lux Bond & Green, then based in Hartford, Connecticut, where her path quickly led to the Gemological Institute of America in...

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Choosing an Appraiser -

Did you know you don’t have to be licensed to perform a jewelry appraisal? There is no ‘watchdog’ agency to administer any kind of licensing on the state or national level. Anyone can call him- or herself an appraiser. It is up to consumers to look into the qualifications and experience of their appraiser.

 

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