During my last consignment sale acquisition process, a friend handed over a box of jewelry that she was not wearing anymore and implored me to find a good home for it.
Looking through it later that day, I knew immediately that her jewels were too nice for the consignment sale. These baubles were beautiful, genuine and at one time, probably very expensive. They were also, however, very dated, most harkening back to the days of Alexis Colby Carrington Colby.
Here was my conundrum: I didn’t want to include them in my consignment sale, nor did I want to go the route of a pawn shop or eBay. So I began asking around town for jeweler recommendations, hoping someone would want to buy this jewelry. I needed someone I could trust, who other people trusted and who knew what they were doing. You could tell my friend’s life story with her jewelry, and I was not going to hand it all over to just anyone to sell.
Finally, after five months of searching, I found just the right person. Enter Jordan Clines.
Jordan has a jewelry store on Frankfort Avenue, near Blue Dog and Urban Farmhouse Market. He buys and appraises jewelry, designs jewelry and sells estate jewelry.
We set to work looking through every piece and determining its value.
Jordan began his evaluation by testing all of the diamonds.
Then the pearls were tested and eyeballed.
Gold pieces were tested using a scratch test.
All the gold is then gathered together and weighed.
In a stack next to mine was this Proctor and Gamble 25 year pendant. Some poor chap tested a lot of detergents and hygiene products for this pendant.
Jordan took everything and offered me a great, fair price. He planned to break all the jewelry down to the stones and use the gold in his designs.
Bottom line? He made me feel like my friend’s jewelry was going to a good home and/or being put to good use.
Jordan also has lovely jewelry that he designs and estate jewelry that he sells. Here are some beauties that I tried on when I visited with him:
Jordan Clines offers buying and appraising services for jewelry, estate jewelry and antiques. He offers written appraisals for insurance and free verbal appraisals.
Here is a list of what he is currently buying:
- Estate jewelry
- Fine jewelry
- Platinum jewelry
- Gold jewelry
- Silver jewelry
- Distinguished time pieces
- Colored stones (rubies, sapphires, emeralds)
- Broken, used scrap gold and platinum
Jordan’s business is located at 2842 Frankfort Ave. Reach him by phone number at 502-230-4340, or visit his website at http://jordanclinesjewelers.com.
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