Event II – Pearls and the Secondary Market: What Happens to Your Unwanted Jewelry?
Sunday, August 30, 2009
3pm to 5pm
at the Eve J. Alfillé Gallery
623 Grove Street, Evanston, IL
At its Sunday August 30, 2009 meeting, The Pearl Society will welcome Ruth Thuston, G.G., Chicago director of Circa, who will address the topic of the secondary pearl and jewelry market.
Circa is an international business organization with the slogan “We take it from here.” They provide a simplified, expeditious buying service for no-longer-needed jewelry. Their elegant advertising now blankets the nation. Pearl Society members also will learn what happens to the jewels once they have been acquired, a complex and fascinating look into the little-known secondary market.
While Pearl Society founder Eve Alfillé generally suggests redesigning family gems so they suit a new generation owner, sometimes more value can be realized by putting a particularly attractive period piece up for sale.
Ruth Thuston spent 20 years of her career consulting, singing and counseling before pursuing her passion for jewelry by first studying gemology as a GIA distance student and then selling jewelry in two of Chicago’s finest jewelry stores. Ruth is currently the Chicago Director of CIRCA, a national jewelry buying company headquartered in New York.
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