Koblenz & Co. Antique & Estate Jewelry
Merle S. Koblenz, a third generation jeweler, grew up in her family’s jewelry business in Albany, NY, and has been buying and selling antique and estate jewelry since 1980 in her own business. Koblenz & Co. Antique & Estate Jewelry shares the Kent, Connecticut location with Main Street Antiques.
Our collection includes timeless pieces with exceptional beauty. My antique and estate jewelry pieces are perfect for collectors as well as for the discriminating buyer.
In order for jewelry to be called antique it should be at least 100 years old and, more recently, pre-owned jewelry is generally called estate.
Often antique and estate jewelry is made better and priced lower than new jewelry. In addition, like fine art, many items gain a special quality over the years from being cherished by its owners and admired by others.
Graduate Gemologist (1988) Gemological Institute of America
GIA Alumni Association – President of the award winning Manhattan Chapter (2001 – present). This chapter has educational monthly meetings with subjects pertaining to the jewelry industry.
2013 GIA Alumni Chapter Leadership Award
2012 GIA Alumni Chapter Leadership Award
2010 Winner – The International Alumni Achievement Award – GIA Alumni Association
2005 Volunteer of the Year – GIA Alumni Association
2002 Most Outstanding Chapter Member of the Year – GIA Alumni Association
Listed with the Jeweler’s Board of Trade
Senior Member – National Association of Jewelry Appraisers since 2003
Member – Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts
Member – The American Society of Jewelry Historians
Accredited Senior Gemologist – Accredited Gemologists Association
Koblenz & Co. participates in many antique shows in the northeast US annually.
Most periods of jewelry are represented here and each item is carefully vetted for beauty, quality, and condition before entering the collection. Prices are based in reality as we subscribe to Auction Market Resource, The GemGuide, and others.
Proud member of the Kent Chamber of Commerce, Kent, Connecticut