1. Small, but high quality is better than large medium quality.
2. Post-war jewellery has experienced a large rise in values between 2007 and 2016.
4. With prices already so high for these periods, would-be investors could be better placed buying jewels from less fashionable times, such as Victorian and #Georgian-era pieces.
5. #Victorian jewellery, isn’t fashionable at the moment, but it will be recognised for its quality so could be a good buy.
6. Another good option is to collect jewels from a certain period. A well curated collection often sells at a premium, compared to individual pieces.
8. Some jewellery designers prove a better investment than others. Famous names such as #Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, especially their pieces from the 1920s and 1930s are highly prized and have been less subject to the whims of fashion.
9. Buy what you like. If you have an interest in the items you are collecting you can add value through research. Single owner collections can reap strong financial rewards.
A jewellery collection always starts from somewhere, whether through inheritance, a gift or a treat for one's self. The joy of finding a piece, a designer or a genre that you fall in love with and then developing a collection adds to the thrill of the chase. You’ll always remember the first piece you buy for yourself, even as your collection grows and evolves.
Another good option is to collect jewels from a certain period. A well-curated collection often sells at a premium, compared to individual pieces.