Greetings, dear patrons and friends,
I’m Ken Bowers, and I have the immense privilege of being the curator and owner of The Quarter Smith, your cherished source for handpicked estate jewelry. Today, I’m thrilled to shed light on an aspect of our business that not only appeals to the aesthetically inclined but also to the pragmatic investor—our curated selection of high-value estate jewelry pieces.
Not Just Jewelry, But Assets
Often, when we think of jewelry, our minds drift toward notions of ornate designs, shimmering gemstones, and the sentimentality that these pieces carry. While this is undeniably true, we should not overlook another crucial facet: jewelry as an investment. In times of economic uncertainty or fluctuation, high-value jewelry retains its worth and can even appreciate over time. That’s not just elegance; it’s also smart financial planning.
The Fine Art of Curating
The curation process for our high-value selection is nothing short of meticulous. Beyond the usual criteria of craftsmanship and historical significance, we evaluate potential additions based on their rarity, the quality of the materials used, and their overall condition. We collaborate with gemologists, historians, and auction houses to ensure each piece is not just beautiful but a bona fide investment.
Provenance That Speaks Volumes
Knowing the history of each high-value piece is not just an anecdotal luxury—it’s a necessity. Provenance can significantly affect the value of a jewelry item. Was it owned by someone notable? Was it crafted by a renowned artisan? These are factors we delve into, giving you not just a piece of jewelry but a slice of history and a genuine asset.
Unique Offerings, Unbeatable Value
Among our unique offerings are heirloom pieces, some of which date back to the Edwardian, Victorian, and Art Deco periods. We also feature modern classics from legendary design houses. Each item comes with a certificate of authenticity and a detailed analysis of its unique characteristics. When you invest in one of these high-value pieces, you’re not merely making a purchase; you’re acquiring a treasure.
Liquidity and Estate Jewelry
Another advantage of investing in high-value estate jewelry is liquidity. Unlike other investments that might require time to convert back into cash, quality jewelry, especially from well-known periods or designers, can often be quickly sold for fair market value. It’s an investment you can actually wear and enjoy, but also liquidate if needed.
Transparency Is Our Cornerstone
As part of our commitment to you, every high-value item in our collection is accompanied by transparent documentation detailing its history, quality, and estimated value. The provenance is thoroughly researched, and the valuation is backed by experts in the field. We aim for nothing less than absolute clarity in every transaction.
A Long-Term Commitment
When you invest in a high-value piece from The Quarter Smith, you’re not just a customer; you become part of our extended family. We offer maintenance, cleaning, and appraisal services to ensure your investment remains in impeccable condition and retains its value over time.
Why Choose The Quarter Smith?
As we venture further into the realm of high-value estate jewelry, you may ask why The Quarter Smith should be your go-to destination for such investments. The answer is straightforward yet profound: trust. We’ve spent years earning the trust of our customers by adhering to the highest ethical and quality standards. When you invest with us, you’re partnering with a business that values integrity as much as it does elegance.
As I sign off, I want to express my deepest gratitude for your trust and patronage. It is a delight to serve discerning customers like you who appreciate the fine balance between elegance and investment. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your financial and aesthetic journey.
With heartfelt appreciation,
Owner, The Quarter Smith