From an investment standpoint, the monetary value of any item of jewelry is determined by the current market values of its components i.e. precious metals and gems. Some estate and designer pieces are considered timeless and may possess significant added worth due to demand in collector’s circles.
A jewelry evaluation has two main objectives:
- Identify the nature and quality of the assets’ construction materials=Building blocks content and value
- Establish provenance by identifying period and designer if possible=Possible added Value