Topic: Jewelry


Finding a beautiful piece of jewelry in your attic or at an estate sale can feel like hitting the jackpot. However, many prospective sellers misinterpret the age and value of their treasures and may end up disappointed when they get the piece appraised. Before you run off to the nearest pawn shop or collector, make… Read more »


Looking to sell your jewelry? Check out this infographic for an overview of how the process works! You can contact Liberty Coin and Currency in Portland and Vancouver for a free estimate of your piece(s) to determine their value. Click to view image full size!

WAMPUM – The Original Currency

When Europeans began traveling in masses to the New World during the 17thcentury, many arrived with little more than the clothes on their backs. Having spent virtually every last bit of available worth for the trip across the pond, the new settlers began searching for the means to trade, barter and purchase necessities for survival…. Read more »


“Amethystos”, the Greek word for “not intoxicated”, could not be a more adequate stone to represent the month of February. It is a busy month in terms of festivities for the vast majority of the world and especially our own United States with the celebration of Mardi Gras. However, this stone is more than just… Read more »


A new year brings with it a gemstone known within the gemological world for its variance of color availability of which most may be unaware. January is the month represented by the gorgeous, versatile garnet, which so many have fallen in love with throughout the years. The most popular hue in the garnet spectrum is,… Read more »

DEFINING THE DIFFERENCE: Antiques, Collectibles and Vintage Items

There has been much debate over the last few years as to what constitutes an item as being vintage, an antique or a collectible. This can spark much controversy between the buyer and seller. Here are a few things to consider when in the market for the next object of your desire: Antique The textbook… Read more »


Dawn Flowers Jewelry

  “What type of jewelry is the most commonly produced?” It’s crossed a good amount of minds at some point in time, even if only for a second. From boosting the presentation of women’s outfits for the casual date to complementing the neckline and hand sewn details on the ballroom gown, Estate jewelry (or what… Read more »

Now Here’s a Fish Tale You’ve Never Heard Before

Imagine going down to the lake looking for crayfish. You’re flipping over one rock after another, until something catches your eye. But it’s not a crayfish. It’s shiny, gold and round—an antique ring. That’s exactly what happened to a teen on Lake Mitchell near Cadillac, Michigan last week. “I was just flipping over rocks, catching… Read more »

No One Knows the Secrets of Gold Spirals Found in Denmark

Thousands of mysterious gold spirals have been found in Zealand, Denmark. A little while back, a team of archeologists found four Bronze Age gold bracelets there. The archeologists thought they were done, so they handed the site over to amateur archaeologist Christian Albertsen. But Albertsen believed there was more to be discovered. And he was… Read more »

Ancient Roman Treasure Found on Irish Beach

It’s officially beach season. So get your swim trunks, towel, sunblock, and… metal detector? Well, the metal detector may not be absolutely necessary, but it’s not a bad idea if you want to find some buried treasure. Irish retiree Brian Murray brought along his metal detector on his trip to the beach, and it paid… Read more »