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The recovery of stolen art
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The recovery of stolen art

Art theft is a global problem. When there was a greater openness between borders (pre-pandemic), smuggling was relatively easy, but even now with travel restrictions at international borders…

Jewellery with a message
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Jewellery with a message

Madeleine Albright is an American politician and diplomat who served as the first female United States Secretary of State in U.S. history from 1997 to 2001 under President…

Ivory trade in Australia – a matter of life and death
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Ivory trade in Australia – a matter of life and death

  Australia has had a ban on ivory imports since 1990, however it remains legal to buy and sell ivory items domestically. No matter where one stands on…

Where does all the stolen jewellery go?
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Where does all the stolen jewellery go?

One thing that has always intrigued me for decades as a retailer and as a valuer is where does all the stolen jewellery go?  As jewellery valuers we…

Salt and Pepper Diamonds – On Trend
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Salt and Pepper Diamonds – On Trend

Figure 1.  0.92ct Modified Hexagonal Salt and Pepper Diamond Engagement Ring in 18ct Rose Gold AUD $8,990 (29/10/20) Designed by Melanie Katsalidis, with permission of Laura di Florio…

Mid 19th to Early 20th Century Australian Jewellery
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Mid 19th to Early 20th Century Australian Jewellery

Many types of jewellery were produced in precious metals in Australia from European colonization and had a heyday with the discovery of native gold in the mid-18th century.…

Now is the time to upskill
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Now is the time to upskill

Education engages the intellect and leads to personal growth. Skill based education broadens employment opportunities, creates professional credibility, and instils confidence in clients, management, and industry colleagues. The…

When precision meets art
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When precision meets art

This amazing engraving was commissioned by an overseas client who is a professional deep-sea diver and this was his retirement present to himself – a Rolex Oyster Sea-Dweller…

Credibility is everything
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Credibility is everything

When buying a valuable piece of jewellery or antique watch, it’s worth asking if it has a certificate or valuation from an NCJV member. Check the certificate carefully…

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