'Collected' was launched in February of 2019 by Elva Robins: an online shop of interesting, elegant Jewellery. The Jewellery is antique, vintage, some pieces are pre-owned contemporary. The pieces collected for the shop are chosen for their interesting design or beauty of gemstones.
Elva has worked in Jewellery for 25 years, for different designers and recently for an auctioneers handling antique jewellery on a daily basis. She has gemmological qualifications including a diamond diploma from the gemmological association of London and recently completed a valuations theory course with the national association of jewellers of Britain.
She also values/appraises jewellery for probate and insurance.
Please use the contact page for more information about these services.
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 nearly always 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.
Reports: A Jewellery report 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 from Collected.ie, Ringsend, Dublin, Ireland using either Registered Post or Fedex courier: Full tracking is provided.
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