30%off All Bulova Watches

Friday, September 2nd, 201602-Bulova-FB-01

Today only!   30% off all in stock Bulova watches.

A different item on sale each day in September.

Check back for tomorrow’s anniversary special.

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30th Anniversary

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Wow!  It’s been 30 years since Chuck first started selling jewellery as a hobby.   How things have changed.  We are now a full service jewellery store.  Chuck is a goldsmith, Graduate Gemologist (GIA), and accredited jewellery appraisal professional.  We have Jane Komoski who is a goldsmith with over 30 years of experience, and our assistant manager, Yvonne Homer has just finished her Graduate Gemology program with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).  Christine runs the office, and Jenna and Maulik round out our great team.  All of this expertise allows us to do jewellery repairs and appraisals right in our store, as well, we can create a custom designed item to meet your specifications.  All this in addition to the large selection of jewellery and watches in our showroom.

We have accomplished all of this because you, our customers, have trusted us to help you find the perfect gifts to commemorate your special occasions and just the right items to go with your favourite ensembles.  You have entrusted us to care for your most precious possessions.

Now it is time for us to give back to you.

For the month of September, we will be having a new sale every day.  30% off a different item each day.

September 1st will be 30% off all Celtic jewellery.  September 2nd?  September 3rd?  Each day’s sale item will be announce in a daily e-mail each day in September  As well, it will be posted on Facebook, Twitter Instagram and our blog.  Don’t worry.  The daily emails will only be for September.  After that, we will go back to monthly with a few extra at Christmas.

The fine print

Only the items on sale on any particular day will be 30% off.  Not to be combined with other promotions.  In stock items only unless otherwise specified.

 

 

What do I do with jewellery that has been passed on to me?

Many people have received jewellery from family members who no longer want or need it. Not knowing if the jewellery has any value is a common concern. We offer a free of charge consultation with our jeweller (by appointment) who will let you know which items are costume jewellery and which have value as jewellery. Of course, sentimental value can’t be measured, but if you require an appraisal we would be happy to do it for you.

We can appraise your jewellery for whatever purpose that is required. Typically, appraisals start at $35 and, will take 24 to 72 hours to complete. Special arrangements, at an additional charge, can be made if you require the appraisal to be done while you wait. For more information on jewellery appraisals, please refer to the CJA website. (www.canadianjewellers.com then put “Appraisal” in the search bar) If you are not in our area, you can also find a list of Certified Appraisal Professionals on this site.  You can also refer to our blog post on Appraisals from January 3rd, 2015.

If you have questions about jewellery, please let us know. We can be reached by e-mail at exquisite@tbaytel.net, or via Facebook (www.facebook.com/exquisitegold), or twitter (@exquisite gold). If you are in the area, please drop by our showroom at 1094 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Exquisite Gold & Gems Inc

http://www.exquisite.ca

Need a Jewellery Appraisal?

Need an appraisal?  What do I need to know?

The value of an item depends on the reason it is being valued. For example,

The value for Insurance purposes is a retail replacement value of an item. Insurance companies typically require an appraisal in order for you to take out additional insurance for higher valued items. It can also be used to assure the insurance company that you actually owned the item should you make a claim.

The value for resale purposes is a reasonable value for a “used” item in a “private” sale between two individuals. This assumes that there is time to find an interested buyer.

The value for division of estate is a liquidation value. This would be the amount you could expect to get for an item when you don’t have time to find an interested buyer. This value also depends on the date of the division of estate. This could be the date the owner died, or the official date of separation in the case of a marriage.

It is important to know that at this time there is no regulation requiring a person to have any qualifications before they appraise your jewellery. That said, in order to determine an appropriate value for your item, it is important that the appraiser know about determining the type of metal, the identification and grading of any gemstones and gemstone treatments. A gemologist has this training. A further requirement is the ability to determine the value of an item once it is identified. In order to become a Certified Appraisal Professional with the Canadian Jewellery Association, you must first become a Graduate Gemologist and then take an additional Master Valuer Course and pass an exam. There are also periodic refresher exams to keep your certification. Chuck Sandford is the only Certified Appraisal Professional currently in the Thunder Bay area.   We also are pleased to have Yvonne Homer who is currently studying to become a Graduate Gemologist with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) as the first step in becoming a Certified Appraisal Professional (C.J.A.)

We can appraise your jewellery for whatever purpose that is required. Typically, appraisals start at $35 and, will take 24 to 72 hours to complete. Special arrangements, at an additional charge, can be made if you require the appraisal to be done while you wait. For more information on jewellery appraisals, please refer to the CJA website. (www.canadianjewellers.com then put “Appraisal” in the search bar) If you are not in our area, you can also find a list of Certified Appraisal Professionals on this site.

If you have questions about jewellery, please let us know. We can be reached by e-mail at exquisite@tbaytel.net, or via facebook (www.facebook.com/exquisitegold), or twitter (@exquisite gold). If you are in the area, please drop by our showroom at 1094 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Exquisite Gold & Gems Inc

http://www.exquisite.ca