Trust the Firm Professionals Trust!

Are you thinking of selling your rare treasures? Trust the firm collectors, law firms, banks and museums rely on - Nelson Rarities. Whether you own signed pieces by Cartier or period pieces from the Edwardian era, you can count on Nelson Rarities to fairly value and authenticate your rare treasures. 

We Appraise, Estimate and Evaluate: 

  • Edwardian, Art Deco & Victorian pieces
  • Gold, Sterling Silver, Flatware & Hollowware
  • Diamond Engagement Rings, Cushion-Cut Diamond Rings & Asscher-Cut Diamond Rings
  • Gemstones
  • Estate Jewelry & Vintage Jewelry
  • Rolex Watches & Filigree Rings
  • Pieces by Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier - Paris and more

Choose Carefully

If you are intent on selling there are many options available. A pawnshop will generally value your item based on its weight not its artistic value.

An auction house promises an emotional bidding war but when the hammer comes down you must deduct buyer and seller premiums of over 35%!

A jeweler is another option to consider, but determining market value is only a small part of their business. If you are offered a set price, you have to wonder if that price is based on knowledge greater than just the local retail market.

The Better Option is Nelson Rarities

No item is too obscure. Nelson Rarities will determine the history and value of your family heirloom. Their ongoing research and involvement in world markets ensures you a fair price, and the best price.

A True Story

Many years ago we were called by a long time customer who wished to sell her valuables. We reviewed her items and agreed upon a price. As we were packing up, we asked if she might have anything else to appraise.

She said "No," but then thought again. She said her mother had been in China in the 1930’s and had come back with some knick knacks that couldn’t be worth much.

We asked if we could see them. She assured us they weren’t worth our time. We said, "Why not let us have a look anyways?" - Reluctantly, she agreed. When she opened the box we realized she had jade bracelets worth well over $30,000.

You Have One Opportunity to Sell -

Get the Highest Possible Price! 


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