Willyn Villarica Jewelry

What to Expect From an Estate Jewelry Appraisal

Are you considering having an estate jewelry appraisal done? If so, you’re probably wondering what this process is like or what it’s even for. It can be a little confusing if you don’t have prior knowledge or experience in getting an appraisal. What’s included? What am I supposed to do during an appraisal? Is it … Read more

How to Get Jewelry Appraised: Things to Consider

If you get a valuable piece of jewelry, like an old pair of earrings or a ring handed down to you, it’s highly recommended that you get an appraisal. An accurate appraisal is the only way for you to determine the value of a piece of jewelry. Now, if you’re curious about how to get … Read more

Clearing the Confusion: Jewelry Appraisal vs. Selling Price

Ever looked at your jewelry collection and thought it’s time to let go of some of them? If that’s the case, you might’ve considered selling your piece. But then, there’s just so much to think about. How much should you sell the necklace for? Should you get a diamond ring appraisal? These questions are essential, … Read more

How Much is My Jewelry Worth? 4 Ways to Estimate Jewelry Value

Imagine being handed down a jewelry box filled with different types of jewelry. You’re considering reselling some of these items and dividing others among your siblings, but you’re unsure about the jewelry values. You might not even know if you’re looking at a real diamond or a fake one. While it can be challenging to … Read more

“My Fiancé Gifted Me a Lab Grown Diamond, Should I be Offended?”

A reader had reached out to me the other day and her question was quite intriguing. In gist, she’s been with her boyfriend (but now fiancé) for 5 years, and he surprised her with the sweetest proposal ever. He handed her the most exquisite 3-carat ring. It’s got the sparkle, the design was beautiful! And, … Read more

My fiancé and I Broke Up… Do I Return the Ring?

Hello everyone! It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged! The past weeks have been insane. I had to fly abroad to finish off my Executive Education program from Kellogg University so the weeks leading up to that have been hectic. Now that things have settled, I finally can go back to one of the … Read more

The Merry Month of March

Hello everyone! It’s the month of March and I’m here to talk about one of my favorite, colored stones: Aquamarines! These stones are commonly confused with Topaz because of the commonly associated blue color. The thing is, Aquamarine is a Beryl; the same species as that of an Emerald. Topaz come in an array of … Read more

How Much Is a Diamond?

Hello everyone! “How much is a 1 carat diamond?” “How much pag bumili ako ng engagement ring?” These are the commonly asked questions I encounter from clients who are in the market to buy diamonds, so I decided to write this blog on what factors come into play when talking about diamond prices. I’ve written … Read more

Introducing… Bloodstones!

Hello everyone! In this merry month of March, and there are two birthstones commonly associated on this month namely Bloodstone and Aquamarine. For this blog, though, I’ll be discussing Bloodstones (also known as Heliotrope), a type of Quartz. Before I go any further, I must briefly discuss Quartz and Chalcedony, and the crystal sizes associated … Read more

Are Lab Grown Diamonds a Good Investment?

Hey everyone! As a licensed gemologist and as a jewelry appraiser, I get asked this question A LOT: Are lab-grown diamonds good or bad? As in my previous blogs, I discussed with you the merits of lab-grown or synthetic stones. They’re neither good nor bad. It all boils down to DISCLOSURE; customer awareness. It’s when … Read more