When my friends Aunt passed away my friend was named executor and had to liquidate the estate. There was a top dresser drawer that was filled with all types of jewelry both fine and costume that spanned decades. I told her not to rule out costume jewelry as being of value. I suggested that she bring the whole lot to DA Buyers in the heart of the diamond district as they had a great reputation. She literally took the drawer out of the dresser, wrapped it in a big plastic bag and tossed it into her car and off we went to Manhattan. Upon arriving we were greeted by a very friendly staff. The appraiser carefully examined each piece one by one and finally, after an hour or so made an offer of $9250.00! I thought my friend was going to pass out. Instead she bought me a drink at the W Hotel.