At Home With Treasure
"The Paper" 2009
Bryen MacIntyre has been around beautiful jewelry, watches and gems of
all descriptions. Hes been working with fine troves of treasure
for 30 years, having learned the art from well respected professionals.
This is not something you learn out of books. he says. You
need to have hands-on experience, learning how to work metal,
how to judge diamonds and other gems, getting to know fine arts, how to
appraise the value of all of these elements. Its not something you
can even go to school to learn . . . I was fortunate, having a huge knowledge
base from the professionals I worked with; based on this background and
knowledge base I struck out on my own.
Today, MacIntyre has a comfortable, private office where he works by
appointment only at 375 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, San Marcos.
CALL 760-445-5256 OR toll free 1-888-888-0598 FOR AN APPOINTMENT
We mostly deal in diamonds, jewelry, and fine watches. he
says. I have a huge base of buyers across the country so if we cant
find a buyer for a piece locally, chances are we can locate a buyer in
another market. We know each other. They trust me. Its not at all
unusual for me to call a buyer in another market, tell him what I have,
what the price is, and he or she will wire me the funds for the piece,
sight unseen. They trust my word and my reputation for being able to accurately
appraise a piece.
I also pay more for pieces because I have a more select group of
buyers who, in turn, pay higher prices for desirable pieces. So, we benefit
the seller and we find fine pieces for the buyer . . . its a win-win
Sometimes, on estate items, we may have a very valuable item but we just
dont have a buyer locally. Well explain the options to the
seller. If theyd like us to place it with a buyer nationwide . .
. we can do that. If they want to keep it in the county, we can do that
too. If there is not a market for something, we recognize time is money
and we advise the seller of that as well. We are fair, we are courteous,
and we are conscious of our sellers time. We treat you the way wed
want to be treated.
If a seller has a beautiful Lladro statue but it has a slight imperfection
or damage, we will point that out to them . . . and give them a realistic
appraisal of what the art is really worth.
Having been in the business for 30 years weve seen a lot of fine
jewelry, diamonds, watches, works of art. We dont claim to know
it all . . .but we know a lot about estate sale merchandise. We belong
to a number of organizations; we interact with each other and have a good
handle on what the market is.
We also do custom designs. My jeweler will create or recreate a piece
exactly the way a buyer wants it.
We are local, we have a local office, and we meet by private appointment
. . . for people who know what they want . . . to buy, or to sell. If
someone wants to liquidate jewelry they inherited, well help them.
Same with watches. If someone wants to upgrade . . . well help them
with that as well. We can guide you in liquidating any type of estate.
Give me a call, well chat. If I can help you, I will. If I cant,
Ill tell you. But if I cant help you, Im sure I can
refer you to someone who can help you, and its all in a nice, comfortable
Give us a call at 760.445.5256. Also, check out our ad on Page Nine of
this edition of The Paper.
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