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The Art and Precision of Time: Luxury Watch Trends in 2024

The Art and Precision of Time: Luxury Watch Trends in 2024

By Ken Bowers, President of The Quartersmith Welcome to The Quartersmith’s exploration of luxury watch trends in 2024, a year that promises to weave historical craftsmanship with avant-garde innovations in the world of horology. For over fifty years, I have had the privilege of engaging with timepieces that are not merely instruments of timekeeping but...

Navigating the Nuances of Buying Gold, Diamonds, and Precious Metals

Navigating the Nuances of Buying Gold, Diamonds, and Precious Metals

In the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, nestled among the vibrant tapestry of music, art, and history, stands a testament to the enduring allure of precious items: The Quarter Smith. Since 1978, this establishment has not only witnessed but actively participated in the dynamic trade of gold, diamonds, watches, and precious metals....

Understanding the Art of Fine Jewelry Appraisal at The Quarter Smith

Understanding the Art of Fine Jewelry Appraisal at The Quarter Smith

Hello, I’m Ken Bowers, the proud owner of The Quarter Smith, nestled in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. For years, our establishment has been a trusted name in the appraisal, buying, and selling of fine jewelry. Today, I want to share with you a detailed look into the world of jewelry...

Celebrating Over Four Decades at The Quarter Smith

Celebrating Over Four Decades at The Quarter Smith

Hello, this is Ken Bowers, the proud owner of The Quarter Smith, nestled in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. Since 1978, our shop has been a trusted name in the buying of gold, diamonds, watches, and precious metals. I’d like to share with you the journey of The Quarter Smith and why we...

Navigating the World of Precious Metal Buying with Integrity

Navigating the World of Precious Metal Buying with Integrity

In the heart of Louisiana, The Quarter Smith has stood as a beacon for those seeking to navigate the complexities of selling precious metals and luxury items since 1978. Over the years, the landscape of buying gold, diamonds, watches, and precious metals has evolved, but the core values that guide our operations have remained steadfast....

Estate Jewelry Trends

Estate Jewelry Trends

In the heart of the French Quarter, where the air is thick with the history of New Orleans and the streets echo with tales of the past, lies a treasure trove for those with a penchant for the rare and the beautiful. Here at The Quarter Smith, we delve into the world of estate jewelry,...

The Future of Precious Metals: Trends in Buying and Selling

The Future of Precious Metals: Trends in Buying and Selling

In the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, where the past and present blend seamlessly, lies a treasure trove known as The Quarter Smith. Since 1978, we have been at the forefront of the precious metals and jewelry industry, navigating the ebb and flow of market trends with a keen eye and a dedication to...

Through Time’s Lens: The Art of Preserving History at The Quarter Smith

Through Time’s Lens: The Art of Preserving History at The Quarter Smith

In the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, a place where history breathes through the cobblestone streets and vibrant melodies, lies a sanctuary for treasures of the past. Here at The Quarter Smith, we’ve been guardians of history through the art of jewelry for over four decades. Each piece that passes through our doors carries...

Unlocking the Door to Precious Metal Collecting

Unlocking the Door to Precious Metal Collecting

Estate sales, often viewed through a lens of transition and change, hold within them untold stories of history, craftsmanship, and beauty, particularly in the realm of precious metals. As the owner of The Quarter Smith in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans, I’ve had the privilege of uncovering some of these stories, transforming what...

How to Spot and Sell Palladium: A Rare Opportunity

How to Spot and Sell Palladium: A Rare Opportunity

In the heart of the French Quarter, where history and culture intertwine to create a tapestry rich with artistic and entrepreneurial spirit, lies a unique opportunity that many overlook: the selling and trading of palladium. As the owner of The Quarter Smith, a cornerstone in the New Orleans precious metals market since 1978, I have...