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Good Things to Know Before Selling your Silver Flatware

Good Things to Know Before Selling your Silver Flatware

Jewels on Hampton are silver flatware buyers! Here are a few tips to know when looking over your silver flatware you are considering selling, or if you just want to explore how valuable it may be. Flatware vs Hollowware For the purposes of being a silver...
Quick Tips For Selling Loose Semi-precious Stones

Quick Tips For Selling Loose Semi-precious Stones

Jewels on Hampton is a locally owned and managed jewelry store who serve the community as loose semi-precious stone buyers. Here are a few things to know when looking to sell your semi-precious gemstones or to learn more about their value. The Term Semi-Precious...
Costume Jewelry vs Fine Jewelry

Costume Jewelry vs Fine Jewelry

At Jewels on Hampton, we are buyers for both Fine Jewelry and Costume Jewelry. Many of our customers are unsure into which category their collectible may fall and in turn are unsure about the value. Fine Jewelry Has Been Made for Centuries – Costume...
Three Things to Know when Selling Antique Jewelry to Antique Jewelry Buyers

Three Things to Know when Selling Antique Jewelry to Antique Jewelry Buyers

Do you have antique jewelry and are interested in selling it to an antique jewelry buyer? Here are three things to know to help you understand the value of your antique jewelry. How do you define antique jewelry? This can vary quite a bit, but generally...
Beware The Values Given At Estate Settlements For Gold, Silver, Jewelry and Collectibles

Beware The Values Given At Estate Settlements For Gold, Silver, Jewelry and Collectibles

A few months ago a couple came by Jewels On Hampton to review several boxes of valuables that had been part of an estate.  The items included jewelry, gold and silver coins and a large number of small collectibles. These items had been collected over...
Proof Coins and Proof Coin Sets Highly Collectible

Proof Coins and Proof Coin Sets Highly Collectible

Proof Coins are First among a Batch of Coins A popular collectible among coin collectors are Proofs and Proof Sets. Coins are minted using dies. Typically made of a very hard material – certainly harder than the metal out of which a coin is struck...
Storing and Handling Collectible Coins

Storing and Handling Collectible Coins

Do you have a coin collection? Make sure you store it right! Coin collections that are not stored properly can be reduced to junk – worth only the value of the precious metal – if allowed to be damaged by their storage environment or how they...
Collectible Values

Collectible Values

How exactly does one arrive at the value of an item? At Jewels on Hampton, buying and selling scrap gold, silver and loose gemstones is fairly straightforward. We offer a fair multiple of market prices. With collectibles, it requires research, experience...
Bullion Coins versus Currency Coins

Bullion Coins versus Currency Coins

Many collectors of precious metals do so by collecting coins. Rare coins in silver gold – and sometimes platinum – are highly collectible. Much of their value is tied to their history than to their precious metal content. On the other hand,...
Reproductions, Originals and Counterfeits

Reproductions, Originals and Counterfeits

Do you know what the difference is between a counterfeit and a reproduction? About 10 years in prison! All sorts of collectible items are reproduced to be exacting matches to the original items. Often these are collectibles that may have strong aesthetic...