What the Next Generation of Art Collectors Should Know about Risk

How do you safeguard a self portrait made of frozen blood? Protect a canvas covered in bubblegum? Buy a six-figure work online? Today’s art collectors face challenges the previous generation probably never dreamed of. Contemporary and emerging art often feature … Continue reading

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Going for Gold: The World of Olympic Collectibles

As the 2016 Summer Olympic Games get underway in Rio de Janeiro next month, collectors may have their sights set on acquiring Olympic memorabilia. From commemorative pins and apparel to Olympic torches and gold medals, there are collectibles to suit … Continue reading

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Passionate About Luxury Watches?

Whether you are fortunate enough to attend the holy grail of watch sales–Baselworld in Basel, Switzerland–or prefer to search for your luxury timepiece through your favorite watch specialist, there are a few things you should know about protecting your favorite wearable art. Continue reading

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The Wonders of Japanese Whiskies

In the world of wines and spirits, the Japanese whisky phenomenon exploded on the scene in 2014 when journalist and critic Jim Murray proclaimed a single malt whisky from the Yamazaki distillery “as the best in the world,” as reported by Bloomberg.com. Since then, prices and demand worldwide have skyrocketed, sending retailers into a spin as they try to locate these precious goods. Continue reading

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Trends in Decorative Arts

Trends are fickle things, rising and falling like ocean waves. Today, in the world of decorative arts, the Asian art market continues to exert its influence. High-value Chinese and Japanese porcelain, contemporary furniture, ceramics, and clothing collections of Asian heritage … Continue reading

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Art’s Delicate Journey

Transporting fine art is an art in itself. Understanding how to prepare the art for its journey, and trusting the capability of the vendors you work with, are prerequisites for the successful shipment of your favorite piece. Continue reading

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The Sparkling Benefits of Jewelry Appraisals

A vital step in protecting and preserving the value of your jewelry is getting an updated appraisal on a regular basis. In fact, if the most recent appraisal of your jewelry took place five or more years ago, it’s time to get a new appraisal. Continue reading

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Is There a Mystery Behind Your Masterpiece?

Is there a mystery behind your masterpiece? More value behind your valuables?

Whether you’ve acquired art and antiques through auctions, inheritances, antique stores or even garage sales, you can never be sure of their true value without consulting a professional. Continue reading

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Appraising Fine Art

The art market has been anything but stable. From a collector’s perspective, that could mean a piece they purchased several years ago for six figures is now worth well in the millions. That bodes well for the art market, but creates a challenging insurance environment in which many collectors may be vastly underinsured. Continue reading

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Keep the Holiday Jewels Sparkling

During this holiday season, shoppers will be buying more jewelry than at any other time of the year, including Valentine’s Day. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF), 24% of holiday shoppers will buy jewelry for a friend or family member, the highest percent since 2006. Continue reading

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