Trust the Firm Professionals Trust!

Nelson Rarities is the firm relied upon by collectors, law firms, banks and museums to fairly value and authenticate rare treasures. If you own jewelry designed and signed by one of the greats we urge you to contact us immediately.

We Provide Appraisals, Estimates, Evaluations.

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

Choose Carefully

If you are intent on selling there are many options available. If you settle for a pawnshop your item will generally be valued based on its weight not its artistic value.

An auction house offers the promise of an emotional bidding war but when the hammer comes down the price voiced after “SOLD”, is not the price you take home. Your portion is the amount left after the buyer and seller premiums, which combined can be over 35%!

A jeweler is another option to consider but their primary business is to sell. Determining value and buying items 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 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 the world markets ensures you a fair price - the best price.

A True Story

Many years ago we called upon an elderly woman who wished to sell her valuables. She had been a long time customer and had acquired several valuable pieces. 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 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 these were jade bracelets worth well over $30,000.

We Pay the Highest Prices for Select Pieces.


Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

We Buy and Sell


207-775-3150 | 800-882-3150
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