Guided navigation is the ability to add and remove keywords and categorizations of items to filter your results. As you add these filters,
they appear in the breadcrumb trail above the search results. You can remove any filter from the breadcrumb trail at any time.
Start your search as you've always done. From the home page, catalog home page, or search page, you can select a keyword
and choose a coin type such as "Nickels" or "Barber Half Dollars", and then click "Search". Much of the time, this will be all you need!
You can add a filter in the left column, such as "Category", "Current Bid Range", "Reserve Status", "Grade Range", and so on. Each time
you make such a selection, the listing of results will become smaller, showing only those items that meet all the criteria you have selected.
You can also enter one or more keywords, such as "Rolex", if that will help your search. Sometimes a new selection will open up new sub-selection
possibilities; for instance, once you choose to look for a poster graded between Fine and Very Fine, you can then narrow your search to a single grade.
You can add or drop fields or keywords from your results at any time. Above the listing of results is a complete list of the filters you
have selected. Click on any filter to remove it, and the page will refresh to show all items matching the new broader specifications.
The guided navigation section only lists things that contain results. For example, if you are already looking at wristwatches, then the
category filter will not show "Timepieces" because all of the selections are timepieces. To expand your list of categories, remove the
grade filter from your breadcrumb trail by clicking on it.
Click here for a full tutorial.
Using "quotes" around your search phrase can help narrow the results to exactly what you are interested in. A search for gold bracelet without quotes
will return all results that contain both "gold" and "bracelet", in any order. A search for "gold bracelet" in quotes returns all results with the exact
phrase gold bracelet, in that order.
This will produce more items, and once you see how the items are listed, you can narrow your search results with more accurate words.
If you're looking for only estate jewelry, by all means choose "estate jewelry" from the drop-down list.
If you're searching for items that span multiple categories, choose ALL from the drop-down.
The search from our home page covers everything we have to offer, whether in auction or inventory. Try that first. If you aren't interested in auctions,
click the SALES tab above to access items only in our multi-million-dollar inventory. To locate items only in our current auctions, click the AUCTIONS tab above.
Maybe it's a manufacturer (Rolex), a name (like McQueen), or a or a year (1972). Perhaps you know the model number (992 B) — use that as well.
When you use multiple words, the search engines will try to find items with all of those words in the description. Try using "OR" and "NOT".
If you're interested in both diamonds and sapphires, you can enter "diamonds OR sapphires". This would limit your search to just items with either
of those two terms in the description. Or, if you are interested in Bulova watches that are not 14k gold, you can enter "Bulova NOT 14k".
Don't use commas, periods, dashes, etc., unless required — such as in a term like multi-stone.
Perhaps we don't have the item you are looking for now, but chances are we will soon. Add the particular item(s) you are looking for to our
"MyWantList" and you'll be notified as soon as it/they become available. If you would like further assistance,
please don't hesitate to contact us.
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Descriptions, images, pedigrees, and how much a particular item sold for in a past auction. Also access our archives for a variety of other valuable collectibles.
There are several factors an appraiser looks at in determining the auction value of an individual item.
Was the item designed during a particular period or era in history (i.e. Victorian, Art Deco, etc.)?
With regard to watches, how complex is the movement? Does it have any specialty features such as a repeater, chronograph, dual time zone, etc.?
Is the jewelry item attributed to a particular designer such as Cartier or Tiffany? In the case of watches, does a Swiss maker such as Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe or Rolex produce the watch?
What is the item made of, gold or platinum? Metals carry different values. Are the gemstones precious like diamonds or semi-precious such as citrine?
Did the item belong to a famous or well-known individual? Can the provenance be proven?
Basically, one is looking to make the distinction between fine materials and commercial grade materials. There are a number of observations to make with regard to quality. Are the gemstones lively and bright? Are the diamonds white? Are the sapphires medium blue vs. inky blue? In an item having numerous gemstones, how well matched are the colors? This question also applies to pearls. Is the strand well matched for color, shape, luster and surface?
In a material sense, is there an uncommon gemstone type or size (for example a 10.00 carat diamond)?
Is the diamond, gemstone or pearl larger than usual? An example would be a South Sea cultured pearl vs. a seed pearl. Is the pocket watch a standard or common size? Is it over-sized or is it extremely thin such as a tuxedo watch?
Is the item one-of-a-kind or is it mass-produced?
We regret to inform you that Heritage Jewelry Department:
Does not market costume jewelry or hat pins
Does not evaluate clocks or comic watches
Does not evaluate sterling silver jewelry.
Does not evaluate ivory jewelry.
Does not market costume or vintage non-precious metal, rhinestone and imitation stone jewelry.
What Makes Luxury Accessories Valuable?
How do I get my Collection Appraised?
The first step in getting an accurate appraisal is to have the items assessed by a professional. Heritage has been serving the collectibles community for over three decades. During that time we have grown to become the world's largest collectibles dealer by staying on the cutting edge of technology, emphasizing great communications and, above all, listening to what our customers want and then giving them a fair deal on their material. With the agreement of your Heritage representative, Heritage can provide insurance on overnight delivery for your package. Contact us today to discuss a free auction evaluation.
For a formal written appraisal for estate planning, insurance, or tax purposes, please contact our Appraisal Services Department. Charges for formal written appraisals are based on our experts' time. Appraisal fee schedule can be viewed here.
Sell Now or Consign to a Heritage Auction
We are always looking for quality Jewelry & Timepieces to purchase or auction. We'd love to talk to you about your collection, your buying and selling needs, and how Heritage can work for you. Call or email us today if you would like our experts to help you in determining the best options for your collection. Learn more…
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