In the midst of caring for a loved one or handling estate matters, it can be particularly daunting to know what to do with fine family jewelry. Perhaps selling a precious piece could help with a loved one’s caregiving or healthcare costs or maybe an inherited item has sentimental value but isn’t current in style or is something that more than one family member would like to enjoy. Knowing how to go about selling or repurposing a valuable piece of jewelry can be overwhelming.
As a first-generation business serving customers in Western North Carolina since 2010, Marthaler Jewelers understands these challenges and helps customers navigate these decisions with compassion and expertise. “Our goal is for people to feel comfortable,” said Tonya Marthaler, who, along with her husband, Andy, owns Marthaler Jewelers. “It can be a very trying time when you are taking care of a parent or loved one or settling a family member’s estate so our goal is to be extremely supportive.”
Appreciating the value of people’s possessions, Marthaler Jewelers is committed to helping customers receive a good return on the sale of their family jewelry – whether a piece is worth several hundred or several million dollars. With a team that has more than 100 years of combined jewelry craftsmanship experience, Marthaler Jewelers also can transform a well-loved family heirloom into updated, redesigned custom piece or into several items.
Marthaler Jewelers also offers appraisals of jewelry to determine market value as well as to validate the existence and condition of pieces for insurance coverage purposes. Marthaler Jewelers works throughout Western North Carolina with team members happy to meet wherever it’s convenient, including at banks and attorneys’ offices. As full service jewelers, Marthaler Jewelers also offers restoration and redesign work such as ring sizing and resizing, diamond and gemstone setting, lost stone replacement, cleaning and jewelry maintenance, prong retipping, resoldering necklaces and bracelets, and antique refurbishing.
In addition to their custom design work, Marthaler Jewelers also features a variety of notable jewelry lines including Marthaler Made, Oscar Heyman, JB Star and Fana.