Unfortunately, to say that the global economy has been rather shaky lately would be, ahem, an understatement. Fortunately, according to The Financial Times, there still is a safe investment option out there--antique jewelry:
Investing in gold or silver jewellery not only benefits from the price of the precious metal going up, but it also appreciates with age and rarity, so you can make double the gains compared with just holding gold or silver bullion. Additionally, since inventory is fixed and often in short supply, finding that one-of-a-kind piece could make a savvy investor a lot of money.
According to Francois Curiel, international head of jewellery at Christie’s auction house. the most sought-after pieces currently are from the Art Deco-period. If you're considering a smart investment, explore some of the exemplary Art Deco jewelry we offer at Nelson and Nelson. If you are interested in selling your antique jewelry, please contact us as well!
This fabulous Art Deco platinum, enamel, and diamond clip, probably by William Scheer for Raymond Yard, was crafted circa 1930. The clip is designed as an enamel plaque with a flying duck, framed by platinum-set beads and channel-set diamond baguettes totaling approximately total 3.50 carats. While unsigned, this clip is documented on page 66 of Masterpieces of American Jewelry by Judith Price. For more information, click here.
This elegant Art Deco platinum and diamond straight line bracelet, circa 1930, is composed of 42 prong-set box-form platinum sections, each holding a round diamond. The total weight of the 42 diamonds is approximately 4.0 carats. For more information, click here.