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5 Questions with Skinner Jewelry Specialist John Colasacco

Fine Jewelry Specialist John Colasacco

John is a specialist in our Fine Jewelry department, nurturing a lifelong interest in jewelry with particular expertise in antique and period pieces. His love of antiques began in the flea markets, tag sales, and antique shops of his native Westchester County, New York, appreciating the beauty and simplicity of 18th century English silver. While studying at Boston University, John explored his interest in the auction world by joining Skinner’s Boston gallery team part-time in 2002 and the Jewelry Department in 2005.… Read More

October 15 | New York City Consignment Day

Stuart Slavid, Vice President and Director of European Works of Art

Wednesday, October 15th, 10AM to 4PM, New York

Meet with Skinner fine art, jewelry, silver, and decorative art appraisers.

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The Culture Center 410 Columbus Avenue New York, NY 10024

The event is free and open to the public. Appointments available from 10AM to 4PM.

Contact Us 508-970-3240 events@skinnerinc.com

Join us in New York City

Discover the value of your fine art, jewelry, silver, or decorative arts.… Read More

Jewelry Rescues: Spotlight on Valuing Antique & Vintage Metalwork

Antique and estate pieces of great value have been lost to the scrapper because neither seller, nor buyer, realized that the item had value beyond its metal weight. Before selling heirlooms and antique jewelry for their scrap value, consider having the jewelry evaluated by specialists at an auction house, either by making an appointment to bring in pieces, or sending detailed images. Auction houses normally do not charge for the initial review and verbal appraisal of jewelry, as it is an integral part of their business model. Owners can also send jewelry to reputable major auction houses for review through insured mail if an “in person” visit is not possible.

Vintage Jewelry in Boston: Our Favorite Things

We see many beautiful and unusual pieces of vintage jewelry every day in the Skinner Fine Jewelry department, but some pieces simply stand out above the rest. This holiday season, each of the Skinner jewelry appraisers picked out a favorite from the many wonderful pieces that will be sold in Boston on Tuesday, December 6th.