Jewellery & Gemstones
The value of jewellery depends on the quality of the materials used to make it, its design, maker and condition, and the prevailing fashion and taste. Rare gems of the highest quality are usually a good investment because the political and physical problems involved in mining them and the scarcity of fine stones means that supply is unlikely to exceed demand. Diamonds are the exception as their supply is controlled by an international cartel to maintain prices, but demand can always be fulfilled so no dramatic rise in pieces is likely.
Antique Gold Value Appraisal
What is the value of an item, and how can its value be determined? Most appraisers will weigh a piece of gold jewellery and multiply the weight by a factor that reflects their opinion of the current market value of gold jewellery. Many appraisers say that they then add something for “antique value” or appearance of the piece, but this is totally subjective.