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Who said you have to propose with a diamond engagement ring? The love you share with your future spouse is unique, and your proposal should reflect this special bond. As you prepare to get down on one knee, don’t be swayed by societal pressures to purchase a diamond ring if you feel it doesn’t best represent the journey you and your partner have gone through together. Instead, consider proposing with one of these great alternatives to a traditional engagement ring.

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If you’ve recently inherited a rare coin collection from a family member or close friend, you may be feeling overwhelmed right now by the task at hand. You did not intentionally become a coin collector and do not plan on pursuing this hobby in the future, so now you have to sell items you know little about. Fortunately, you are not alone. As experienced coin buyers in MA, we can help you organize and value your old estate coin collection. Follow these tips for preparing your coins for sale.

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Have you recently inherited a silver tea set from your great-grandmother or purchased one from a yard sale or flea market? Perhaps, you were told the set is real silver, but you have your doubts. We can help you assuage these worries with a few techniques for determining the authenticity of your antique silver tea set.

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The presence of digital currency has taken over, and for those fascinated by the ambiance of collecting and selling old rare coins or paper currency, you should definitely stock up on all you can find. If you’re fascinated with collecting paper money, odds are you have a few tricks up your sleeve to handle and care for your collection. Every notaphilist knows that if you want your collection efforts to last a long time, adequate storage and care are the first steps you should take. 

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Maybe you’ve gotten tired of the design and want something that works better with a new style you’re trying out. Or perhaps you just want to see how much you can get for the bag that’s been sitting in your closet for a few months with no use. Either way, pricing your Louis Vuitton product can be confusing, with all the many ways your item can appreciate and depreciate. This guide can help you identify the value of some Louis Vuitton items to help you decide what to do with your products.

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What do you get for the woman who dedicated her life to raising you? Your mother deserves only the best — whether that’s the best luxury handbag or the finest piece of gold jewelry. If you’re experiencing a cash-strapped year, don’t worry! You can still give your mom the perfect gift without going over your budget! This Mother’s Day, consider shopping at your local pawn shop in Massachusetts. At The Jewelers & Loan Co., we offer great prices on the items moms love most.

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Many brides and grooms-to-be fall prey to the marketing scheme that they must pay at least two months’ salary on a new diamond engagement ring. By believing this sentiment, they may be forced to go into debt or settle for a ring that they only sort of like.

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Losing a loved one is never easy. It can be even harder when their items have been passed down to you. These pieces of jewelry may stir up a whirlwind of emotions or memories. To help you through the grieving process, you may have decided to part with the jewelry. Or, perhaps you’ve decided to store it away for safekeeping. In either case, you need to know the true value of these pieces. By getting the jewelry professionally appraised, you can sell your inherited jewelry for the right amount or get it properly insured.

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As you enter the world of selling and buying precious metals such as gold and silver, you may be confused by the unit of measurement used by the industry professionals to weigh your pieces. Perhaps, the weight they report to you in “ounces” is different from the weight you calculated in ounces. Or maybe, they use the terms “troy ounces” when discussing the weight of your gold jewelry. In either case, you are likely unsure of what is going on and wonder if you’re being swindled.

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The price of gold and diamonds fluctuates over time. Not surprisingly, the demand for each of these items can have a significant impact on their values. However, plenty of other factors plays a role in determining the overall price of gold and diamond pieces. In fact, the spot gold price is determined quite differently than the diamond weekly price. Here is everything you need to know about how gold and diamond prices are calculated in the market.

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