The collected range of jewellery is vintage or antique, some pieces are pre-owned contemporary. The pieces are chosen for their interesting design or beauty of gemstones above value. Elva has worked in Jewellery for 25 years, for different designers and an auctioneers. She has gemmological qualifications including a diamond diploma from the gemmological association of London and a certificate in valuation/appraisal theory from the national association of Great Britain.
The collection is now available at Billie & Oso, 205 Harold's cross road, Dublin 6 from Wednesday to Friday 10:30 to 5:00, Saturdays 11:30 - 5:00 and by private appointment.
Gemstones and Diamonds:
When a piece is first bought for the shop, it is examined, measured, weighed and tested. Diamonds and gemstones are tested with electronic equipment and are colour and clarity graded where possible.
Hallmark: Often there is a hallmark on the piece of Jewellery, if it is possible to date and identify where the piece came from those details will be in the description of the piece. Sometimes however the age of the piece is estimated by it's style, design, metal used and other factors.
Condition: The condition is described: there is usually going to be some wear on antique and vintage jewellery but if there is anything above what is consistent with it's age, attention will be drawn to it. e.g any noticeable marks or if a ring looks like it may have been re-sized previously, this will be mentioned.
Assessments : A short assessment is included with each piece, and details on all gemstones including diamond and gemstone grading, hallmarking, measurements and condition will be listed on this. Each piece is packaged in a velvet box with a card and ribbon. Items are shipped free of charge Dublin, Ireland using either Registered Post or courier: Full tracking is provided.
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