Frequently Asked Questions
Abbreviations
mm
millimeter
ct / ctw
carat / carat total weight
kyg / kwg
karat yellow gold / karat white gold
plat
platinum
CA
circa, approximate decade piece was created

Definitions
Georgian
prior to 1830
Victorian
1837 - 1901
Edwardian
1901 - 1910
Art Nouveau
Style emerging late 1890ís
Art deco
Style emerging 1920ís
Retro
1940ís
Antique
Pieces at least 100 years old
Estate
Pieces previously owned
Vintage
Pieces with some history, but not 100 years old
Modern
Pieces from late 20th century and recently made

Insurance
Always check with your insurance company regarding their requirements. Some items purchased from Brodny Art and Antiques will include an insurance appraisal (see purchasing page) other items whether purchased from us or acquired elsewhere can be appraised for a fee (see appraisal page).
Alterations
We will gladly or make small modifications as long as changes do not compromise the integrity of the jewelry. Alterations might include ring sizing, adding or removing a safety chain, or engraving. Altered jewelry may not be returned.
Purchasing
Telephone: 312.399.6886
We will be happy to assist you. We may be busy with another client so please leave a message and include your name, phone number and the time that is best for us to return your call.
E-mail: brodny@brodny.com
Click here to send us an e-mail. Please include your phone number as well as your desired purchase so we can call you free of charge should there be a question or just to let you know the package is on the way.
In person
Call 312.399.6886 for appointments and consultations.

***All items are one of a kind and subject to prior sale.
***See web purchasing page for additional information.

Payment
We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, and personal checks. Please note 9% Illinois sales tax must be included for Illinois residents.
Shipping
US MAIL:
Registered and Insured for items valued up to $25,000 Cost: $25.00
UPS:
Overnight for item valued over $25,000. Cost: To be quoted based on value.
WHEN:
Within 3-5 working days from receipt of payment. No Friday shipments for UPS (insurance requirement).
Appraisals
You will receive a complete retail replacement value insurance appraisal for all items over $1000 free of charge.

Brodny Art and Antiques will appraisals your jewels for insurance, estate or "curiosity." See our appraisals page