Articles on Collectibles & Jewelry

Here are some articles on jewelry, antiques, and collectibles we've come across that you may find of interest as you go through your items.

How-to information on decluttering abound, and books on decluttering and down-sizing make the top 100 lists these days. Here are a couple of articles to get you motivated:

The Psychology Behind All That Clutter You Can’t Get Rid Of, Jane Porter, Fast Company

Don’t Just Declutter, De-own, Joshua Becker, Becoming Minimalist

 

De Beers may want to explore a new marketing campaign and quick:

Pricey engagement rings may become obsolete, if millennials have their way, Kevin Breuninger, CNBC

Why Have Millennials Fallen Out of Love With Diamonds?, Kristopher Fraser, The Daily Beast

26 Reasons Why Diamonds Are for Suckers, Rhune Kincaid, Ranker

Depending on what you want to sell, you may have trouble finding a buyer in this market:

Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents' Stuff, Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue, Forbes

How Low Will Market for Antiques Actually Go?, Tim McKeough, The New York Times

Much depreciated: the goods that drop most in value, Juliet Stott, The Guardian

Downsizing? Don't count on selling or even giving away your excess stuff: Living On, Joanna Connors, The Plain Dealer

 

And then there are other items that have been setting new records or turned out to be good investments:

Why Won't Midcentury Modern Design Die, Steven Kurutz, The New York Times

Timeless And Versatile, French Mid-Century Furniture Is Setting Auction Records, Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle, Forbes

Why a Hermès handbag can be a better investment than art, Marc Bain, Quartz

Why Vintage Chinese-market Pocket Watches Are Making A Comeback, Christian Barker, Hong Kong Tatler