Timeless and unique, are the two words that Tom Kowal has in mind when hand selecting the estate jewelry for Ross-Simons. Often, he looks through thousands of jewels and chooses only a handful to be featured at our stores, catalogs and online.
Tom knows that women like to wear fantastic jewelry that will make an impression, so when he is on a buying trip he carefully examines each piece to make sure that they will be a knockout. He also looks for the condition of the items and inspects them to be certain that they are pristine, without any chips or flaws. Kowal loves unique, one-of-a-kind pieces and even after 25 years in the business he still gets excited when he finds the perfect item.
What exactly is an estate jewel and is it the same thing as an antique? This is a common question that Tom has answered hundreds of time. Estate is anything that is previously owned. It could be just from five years ago, while antiques are jewelry pieces that are 100 or more years old.