2019 TOUR EVENT — SAN ANTONIO:
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Peter J. Shemonsky

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Heritage Auctions
Director of Jewelry
San Francisco, CA
Toured In
7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Phone
415-777-4867

Peter Shemonsky has worked within the jewelry industry throughout his professional career in the retailing, design, manufacturing and auction venues. He is the former director of CIRCA, San Francisco and in 2010 he left CIRCA to open up his own private jewelry salon specializing in fine, antique and estate jewelry. He is the course writer and instructor for the ISA antique and period jewelry course, in addition to being an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on antique and period jewelry. He is presently creating an informational Web site for jewelry enthusiasts and historians: Understanding-jewelry.com.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is an antiques appraisal event and television production; we do not buy or sell objects, and conducting any business with an appraiser at the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event is strictly forbidden.

If you decide to do business with an appraiser who has appeared on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, please keep in mind these tips before consigning or selling an item:

  • Get more than one referral and check references
  • Get valuations of your item from more than once source
  • Compare options between different types of sellers, i.e., a dealer versus an auction house
  • If you are considering consigning an object for auction, be sure to inquire how the item will be priced, the size of the fee, and the expected amount of time the process may take. Find out what will happen if it doesn't sell.
  • Check the appraiser's professional associations (such as International Society of Appraisers, American Appraisers Association, National Auctioneers Association)
  • Consult an attorney before signing a contract
  • Whatever kind of transaction you decide to enter into, always get a detailed written receipt for your records

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s pool of experts are professionals with a wide range of experience in the antiques, fine art and collectibles community, and they are from a diverse background of auctioneers, dealers and appraisers.

All ROADSHOW appraisers are independent volunteers who donate their time and expertise to PBS and who pay their own expenses to be on the show. All business transactions are independent from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.