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How to Sell and Loan on Salvage Gemstone Jewelry

How to Sell and Loan on Salvage Gemstone Jewelry

Those looking to sell antique and estate gemstone pieces should be aware that pieces that may not appear valuable can often be salvaged. A wide range of factors impact the value of salvaged gemstones and the team at White Pine can help you determine the appropriate offer for your pieces.

What you should expect to learn

  • Importance of lab certification
  • Types of gemstone treatments
  • Other factors that help determine a gemstone’s value
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Factors to Consider When Buying Fancy Color Diamonds

Factors to Consider When Buying Fancy Color Diamonds

As with all diamonds, the value of fancy color diamonds is affected by a wide range of factors. However, unlike a white diamond that bases overall value on equal consideration of the 4C's (carat weight, clarity, color, and cut), the color is of most importance when grading the value of a fancy color diamond.

What you should expect to learn

  • How to identify value of fancy color diamonds
  • World’s most expensive color diamond
  • Importance of a grading certificate for fancy color diamonds
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WP Academy Quiz: Questions, Answers and Our Winner Revealed!

WP Academy Quiz: Questions, Answers and Our Winner Revealed!

White Pine recently asked select businesses nationwide to test their diamond grading knowledge with White Pine’s five-minute quiz. With completion, participants received a chance to win the “Ultimate Diamond Grading Kit.” Valued at $500, the prize included an OttLite, diamond sorting pad, tote bag, diamond scoop, pens, calculator, diamond dazzle sticks, tweezer, loupe and an Ellin CZ Master Set. The winner was announced via Facebook on January 3, 2017

What you should expect to learn

  • The answers to those challenging industry questions asked.
  • The lucky winner of our recent promotion!
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Understanding What Jewelry to Scrap and What to Salvage

Understanding What Jewelry to Scrap and What to Salvage

Not all jewelry is created or valued equally. The market is quickly moving away from purchasing scrap and melee in favor of buying higher value antique, vintage and estate pieces. Understanding the differences between scrap and salvage can be critical to your bottom line.

What you should expect to learn

  • The difference between scrap vs. salvage jewelry
  • How to identify the value of salvage jewelry
  • Costs, processes and timelines involved with salvaging jewelry
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Understanding the Value of Early Diamond Cuts Including: European, Old Miners and Transition Cuts

Understanding the Value of Early Diamond Cuts Including: European, Old Miners and Transition Cuts

In past centuries, diamonds were often cut by hand using techniques that aimed to achieve optimal carat weight from the rough stone. Today’s consumers prefer modern cuts for their fire and brilliance. Over the years, diamond cuts have evolved due to a shift in consumer demand of carat weight to beauty, as defined by the 4C’s. However, the demand for antique jewelry has recently spiked, meaning sellers could see increased profits coming from pieces that contain earlier cut diamonds within a finished piece.

What you should expect to learn

  • Types of early cut diamonds
  • Present market value for early cut diamonds
  • Factors that influence the value of early cut diamonds
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About White Pine

White Pine is your partner in profit. Through our White Pine Academy, you have the freedom to grow your knowledge and your business to new heights. Featured topics address current industry issues and provide proven tactics for overcoming these challenges – helping you earn more cash in the process. White Pine also assists with revenue generation through same-day payment on the purchase of your diamonds, jewelry and watches.

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