According to the British auction house Bonhams, the historical jewels were revalued more than any other good. But people do not know it ♦
Investing in jewelry, if as long as you keep them long, it can be a bargain. It’s the analysis done time ago by British auction house Bonhams. According to an research of the auction company’s, the historical jewels have gained more than 80 percent in value over the past decade. Yet, most of the owners of these jewels do not know it. The jewelry from the Art Deco period (1920 and 1930), as well as the pieces that date back to the Belle Epoque (1890-1915), have increased their value by 88 percent over the past decade. And the jewels from the postwar period were up 70 percent in value. The auction house also makes the comparison with other capital goods: the house. In Britain, for example, average house prices have increased by 47 percent over the same period under consideration. And other countries, like Italy, has even witnessed a decline in property prices.
Warning: the rise of vintage jewelry value it’s possible for quality jewelry, not for jewelry of unknown brands or uncertain invoice. Maison like Cartier or Van Cleef & Arpels, for example, according to Bonhams give you security of a value that is preserved over time, even if sometimes the jewels are without labels.
Jean Ghika, head of the jewelry industry for the United States and Europe Bonhams, also makes an example: that of an old lady who thought he had in the drawer a useless piece of jewelery, but that turned out to be a rare necklace designed by Coco Chanel Chanel. The necklace was rated by Bonhams (which has seen a small incision under the name Chanel) and was sold for $ 83,188, starting from a pre-sale estimate of $ 4858-7287. Better start now to look into your drawers: perhaps there is a treasure.