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Fall Pieces we love: Brooch

We think the brooch is a lovely way to add the perfect amount of sparkle to your look. We especially love vintage brooches with a touch of mystery and history. As estate dealers, we always love the story behind the jewelry but sometimes it isn’t clear. Take, for instance, this gorgeous brooch that isn’t signed. We could speculate that this piece was designed around during WWI and WWII. During war time some jewelry owners scratch out the signature to protect their assets. While to the naked eye this pieces looks like a vintage Cartier brooch with the stamp removed, it’s also possible that it is a very well designed reproduction. This is why you should always run a collector’s item by a gemologist, or someone who is an expert in antique and vintage jewelry. A couple of months ago, Bill Noble did an interview with National Jeweler to provide tips to navigating the antique and estate jewelry market. You can read it here to learn how to make good decisions when buying an estate of period piece.

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The Difference Between Antique, Vintage and Estate

Antique jewelry must be more than 100 years old or older. This year, antique jewelry would be anything created in or before 1916. Estate jewelry is previously owned jewelry. It doesn’t have to be old and can be from any era. Vintage jewelry reflects a design period that is timeless or has come back in style. For jewelry to be vintage, it must be older than 20 years. Read More >


Collector’s Item: Picchiotti’s Frosted Crystal Statement Ring

Choose a show-stopping piece like this gorgeous frosted carved rock crystal, diamond and pink sapphire statement ring designed by Italian jewelry house Picchiotti. The ring features a 6.02 carat cushion shaped pink sapphire, set in 18 karat rose gold, at the center of a carved rock crystal, and accented with 0.70 carats total weight of diamonds. Wear this statement ring alone for the right amount of edge with your elegant cocktail or evening look.

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Explore A David Webb Estate Statement Ring

This stunning David Webb Star sapphire, diamond and enamel ring was designed in the 1970s, and is signed “Webb.” From the 50s to the 70s, Webb’s creations captured the hearts of beautiful and powerful women like Ava Gardner, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Princess Grace of Monaco. What we love about David Webb’s designs, and estate jewelry in general, is that pieces that were created in the 70s, like this bold statement ring, are now a fresh way to update your look.

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Tiffany & Co. Estate Bracelet

It’s hard to believe that Tiffany & Co. started as a stationary and fancy goods store called Tiffany, Young and Ellis. In 1953, Charles Tiffany took the helms, changed the name to Tiffany & Company and began to focus on the jewelry business. After more than 40 years, Tiffany & Company received major recognition in 1867, at the Paris World’s Fair with a grand prize for silver craftsmanship. And by 1870, Tiffany & Co. had become one of America’s leading jewelers. The US Government even commissions Tiffany & Co. to create memorable designs, like the Congressional Medal of Honor. Extraordinary estate pieces by Tiffany & Co., like this gorgeous diamond bracelet, are timeless gifts. Read More >


Explore our Estate Jewelry

Our estate jewelry includes some of the most beautiful pieces of the past century. We carefully curate our period, vintage and antique pieces based on beauty, importance, timelessness, rarity and value. Read More >


Spring Is A Great Time to Sell Your Jewelry

Spring is the time for fresh starts and spring cleaning. So while you go through your closet and decide what to “keep, store or toss,” why not see if you’re ready to sell that jewelry piece? Perhaps it’s a vintage necklace that was handed down, or antique earrings you no longer wear. Maybe it’s an era piece that you bought from us years ago and you’ve been thinking of selling it back, or talk with us about a different treasure.

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We Are Buying

William Noble is the premier buyer and seller of estate jewelry in Dallas and the Southwest.  If you are interested in selling your jewelry, selling your diamonds, selling your signed jewelry pieces we are interested in buying!

Contact us for your complimentary, no-obligation, consultation and evaluation.  Our offers are good for 30 days and you are welcome shop our offer at other jewelers.

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Selling Your Jewelry

William Noble is the premier buyer of estate jewelry in the Southwest.  Our reputation for providing the best prices for our clients has quickly spread throughout the United States.  We welcome you to contact us to start a conversation about the jewelry you are no longer wearing.   We purchase diamonds, jewelry and watches in all sizes and price ranges… from a single piece to an entire estate.

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