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March 7th 2011 - Missy on Fox News!

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Engaging the Love Lady

The Love Lady is armed with her bow and arrow and looking to help you buy and sell precious loved items. Missy, from Divorce Your Jewels, specializes in dealing with authentic preowned Cartier jewelry, particularly Cartier Love bracelets.

DivorceYourJewels.com is a full service company with the ability to bring love to all parties. If there's a diamond not being utilized? Missy will find the item a new love. Have old gold jewelry laying around? Missy will buy what you have for cash so that you can get something new to love. Looking to bring your love to a whole new level? Missy is the ideal person to help you find that diamond engagement ring for a great price.

You can check out the DivorceYourJewels.com online store, which is currently being updated with a full range of holiday items, to see a host of lovely jewels. On the flip side, Missy is widely available to buy the jewelry items you once loved. Call the Love Lady today!

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Diamonds Looking for Love

The Love Lady is back!

Missy from Divorce Your Jewels has the most stunning 3.01 carat, cushion cut diamond that's looking to bring happiness to the perfect couple. The center diamond is G color and is surround by a halo of diamonds, which extend all the way around the shank of the ring.

The ring was originally purchased by high school sweethearts who say that their relationship peaked during their college years. The couple recently agreed that it was better to find new loves. Now this ring needs a new love too. Between you and me, this is the perfect ring and it's priced thousands less than any jewelry store. (Read: Forward this post to your boyfriend, now!)

In addition, Missy has just received a new pre-owned Cartier Love bracelet. Missy's numerous dealings with authentic preowned Cartier jewelry, is what originally earned her the reputation as the Love Lady. You can see Missy's full online jewelry store here.

On the flip side, Missy is widely available to buy the jewelry items you once loved. Always remember, love lost can quickly turn into love gained.

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Diamond Casting Call

Want to double-wow mom for Mother's Day? You can treat mom to a fabulous Buccellati necklace and really wow her with youR keen shopping skills.

This 18-karat gold Buccellati leaf ensemble, which includes matching earrings, will dazzle even the most jaded woman. The necklace's matte finish gives it a modern feel but the handcrafted details are classic Buccellati.

Buccellati dates back to the mid-eighteenth century and is famous for textural gold jewelry and exquisite silver objects. All the designs have a a style that references the great goldsmiths of the Renaissance. Buccellati is distinctively known for their rich textural quality, Mario Buccellati was the first to introduce the technique of texture-engraving.

A Buccellati necklace, such as this, was listed on eBay for $15,000 and another stunner with a tiny bit diamond detailing sold at the Doyle auction house for $25,000. Imagine how pleased your wife will be when she finds out you snagged this one for just $9,200 from DivorceYourJewels.com. That's almost 1/3 of the retail price!

You can check the DivorceYourJewels.com online store to see a full range of sparkly diamonds, gold and watches or you can contact Missy to enquire about divorcing your jewels.

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Diamond Casting Call

Calling all wannabe rock stars: rounds, emeralds, marquees, assher, princesses and everything in between. DivorceYourJewels.com is hosting casting calls for diamonds. Yes, your unworn brilliants!

Think your rock's got what it takes to be the latest, greatest star? We think so too. Why leave that diamond locked away in a vault? Isn't it about time you share your unused sparkler with the new sweethearts looking for a diamond at a great price?

DivorceYourJewels.com is specifically looking to buy diamonds that are three carats and up. So dig out those ovals, radiants and pears because we're going to put them to good use. After all, it is engagement season.

So don't miss your chance to be a true rock star and make another blushing bride truly happy by sharing your special jewel. DivorceYourJewels.com is ready to personally assist you and buy your rock for more than you imagined.

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Huge Cartier Sale

Just in time for the holiday season, Divorce Your Jewels has acquired a huge lot of Cartier jewelry. The bounty consists of necklaces, bracelets and rings filled with diamonds, gold and gems.

You might want to consider the Cartier Trinity Rolling ring if you’re looking to score a gift that is more sentimental than ostentatious. This “large model” ring usually retails for $2300 but can be yours from Divorce Your Jewels for only $1650. The ring comes with its original box and papers. It has also been polished to its fresh-from-the-boutique condition.

If you’re looking for something with a little more dazzle you can check out the Divorce Your Jewels online store. There you will find a knock-out all diamond Cartier necklace, a pave Cartier diamond ring and, of course, plenty of Cartier watches.

Then again, if you’re in the market to divorce your jewels you know the right person to call...

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Diamonds for Daughters

Most little girls have a similar dream of meeting prince charming and having a fairytale wedding. Once we grow up, we learn what's really important-- diamonds!

Like finding a good anti-aging regimen, it's never too early to start planing for your daugthers' or daugthers-in-law. One women with four sons recently started diamond hunting for her boys. Her first call was to Missy's Divorce Your Jewels.

Missy has eliminated the middle man and created a business channel where both buyer and seller are winners. By buying diamonds directly from her clients, she is able to sell them directly to buyers.

Right now Divorce Your Jewels has a great variety of diamonds to be snatched up. We are in love with 3.04 carat princess shape diamond that's flanked by two smaller emerald shape stones, a 3.07 carat diamond that has lovely baguettes all the way around the ring, an eternity band with more than 7 carats of emerald shape diamonds and 1.50 carats of diamond trillion stud earrings. How does one choose?

You can check the Divorce Your Jewels online store to see a full range of sparkly diamonds, gold and watches or you can contact Missy to start a new chapter of your life and Divorce Your Jewels.

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Monday June, 6, 2011

Jewelry Matchmaker Extraordinaire

Throughout life, there are all different types of matchmakers. There are those who help you find the perfect apartment, others who set you up with your dream mate and then there's Missy, who assists in finding a new home for your unused jewels.

DivorceYourJewels.com is a full service company with the ability to bring joy to all parties. If there's a diamond not being utilized Missy will find the perfect match. Have old gold jewelry laying around? Missy will buy what you have for cash so that you can get what you want. Own presious antique jewels of unknown value? Missy can match those too.

With a network of matches already formed, Missy is able to offer her clients the best deals and highest value for their jewels. If you're not in the market to sell, you can always browse the DivorceYourJewels.com online store. Missy always has a revolving cast of wonderfully discounted jewels looking for their perfect match.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother's Day Jewels of Wisdom

In New York everyone is looking for the best; the best doctors, the best private schools and even the best hair stylist. Finding the right names usually isn’t a problem but “getting in” is a whole different story. When it comes to selling your old jewelry and diamonds the go-to woman is undoubtedly "Missy Schorr," from DivoriceYourJewels.com.

When one socialite was ready to convert the jewels from her mother into a sizable charitable donation, she discreetly tapped Missy on the shoulder at a cocktail party. Both women didn’t say a word but understood a private meeting would be in order. When a Wall Street powerhouse was ready to liquidate an unworn 14-carat diamond that she had tucked in her safe for decades, she went directly to Missy. And when a hurt wife wanted to rid herself of the betrayal jewels from her cheating ex, she called Missy too.

Are you ready to start fresh? Lucky, you already have the name of who to call. DivorceYourJewels.com is a full service company with a personal touch. Missy, the company’s founder, meets with every client personally to review their needs.

If you’re not in the market to sell, you can always browse the DivorceYourJewels.com online store. It's almost and Missy always has a revolving cast of wonderful jewels that can be purchased at a steep discount.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fall in Love: Cartier Diamond Trinity Ring

Few tales are as good as a sweet love story. This dream tale starts with a model. Not just any model but one the type of girl who is sweet, kind, caring and chic. Well, as expected Ms. Magnetic had no problem attracting suitors. Countless men showered her with valuable gifts: diamonds of all sizes, Rolex watches, Cartier jewels. The list goes on and on.

It wasn’t until Ms. Magnetic met Mr. Well-Known Artist that she felt it was time to settle down. There is one catch. Mr. Well-Known Artist requested that his fiancée-to-be put her relationships of the past behind her and shed her past love charms.

Ms. Magnetic is more than happy to oblige and is looking forward to starting a new chapter in her life. Now all those diamonds, watches and jewels can be yours at a fraction of their retail price from DivoriceYourJewels.com. Take this Cartier pave diamond Trinity ring. The retail price for this classic ring, size 6.5, is $18,000 but it can be yours for just $8,100.

Sound good to you? Us too. Check out the DivorceYourJewels.com designer consignment store where you can always find a wide array of designer jewelry, diamonds, gems and watches.

On the flip size, DivorceYourJewels.com will help you move towards the next chapter of your love story by purchasing your gems and jewelry for cash.

Featured in GOTHAM Magazine Feb 2011. Anne Hathaway is on the cover.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Upping Your Fashion Net Worth

When it comes to jewelry, Divorce Your Jewels' Missy Schorr has helped clients unload everything from a 12-carat flawless diamond to scrap gold. Her advice is to stick with full cut diamonds and colored stones. Jewelry with semi-precious stones and pave diamond settings are very hard to sell. You want to buy 18-karat gold jewelry and find stones that come certified with GIA papers, Missy advises. Brands like Cartier, Harry Winston and Van Cleef tend to maintain the best value of the high-end jewelry houses.

When it comes to watches, even the ladies should go for the men's styles. Men's watches hold their value better than women's, Missy advises. The Rolex Daytona, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet tend to hold their value best.

Like all designer items--from bags to watches-- Missy suggests, holding on to boxes and paperwork. "The more information you have, the better off you are." We would say those wise words hold true with all investments.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Elin Divorces Her Betrayal Jewels

Tiger Woods romantically proposed to the beautiful Elin Woods while on Safari in Africa. The 6-carat brilliant cut engagement ring was a symbol of their love and commitment.

Only a few years later, that ring and all the other jewels given to Elin during her short marriage have become a symbol of dishonesty. Now Sotheby’s is being trusted in liquidating Elin’s approximately $2.5 million worth of betrayal jewels.

When the relationship tarnishes, so do the jewels. Better to move on than to languish with the dreadful memories of dreams not realized. DivoriceYourJewels.com knows this situation all to well. The company has assisted 1000s of customers move on without dealing with the questionable ethics of 47th Street or the huge fees of auction houses.

DivorceYourJewels.com is a full service company with a personal touch. Missy, the company’s founder, meets with every client personally –even at your home-- to review their needs and furnish them with gemological certification, if necessary. Missy has helped customers unload everything including, a virtually brand new Rolls Royce, huge diamonds, designer jewelry and scrap gold.

If you’re not in the market to sell, you can check out the DivorceYourJewels.com online store to get great deals on designer jewelry and watches, like Rolexes, a diamond encrusted Chanel J12, a Chopard Love ring and many other irresistible pieces.

GOTHAM Magazine November 2010

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

DivorceYourJewels.com Unearths Treasures

There are only select people you can trust when consulting about the most important things in life—love and money. Hundreds of women have turned to Missy, from DivorceYourJewels.com, for guidance on both.

Missy is able to personally help her customers unearth the hidden treasures within their belongings. Just last month, a Wall Street powerhouse called DivorceYourJewels.com about an unworn 12-carat diamond, which she had tucked in her safe for decades. It was time to unbury the treasure. Missy was able to immediately generate certified papers for the stone and hand the New York mogul cash.

Missy says, “It was kind of like buying a house.” We can just imagine the near flawless stone, making its way around the world. Most likely the new owner will reinvent the valuable jewel into a pendant that can be worn and enjoyed. Could you imagine such a gem being locked away for that long?

If you take a moment to think, we are confident you can unearth treasures of your own. If you’re not enjoying an item, what’s the purpose in holding on? DivorceYourJewels.com is right there to guide you.

With gold hitting over $1,300 an ounce, a broken chain can translate into a Botox renewal. The vintage Kieselstein, which you haven’t worn since you broke up with your ex, could afford you a wonderful winter vacation to St. Barths. Are your studs feeling kind of small? Cash out and move on.

Unearthing treasures with DivorceYourJewels.com is easy, quick and always safe. Why wait?

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May 5th, 2010

Missy's Spotlight: Van Cleef Alhambra

Just in time for Mother's Day, Missy is spotlighting this wonderful authentic Van Cleef & Arpels necklace. This iconic design is part of the Alhambra Vintage collection that was introduced in the 1960s but is even more popular today.

This particular piece is double long and 18k gold with black onyx clovers, or motif settings, as Van Cleef would describe them. This piece is in perfect condition and comes with the original box and papers. The retail price is $9,800 but it's being sold for $6,900.

Click here to purchase the necklace online and browse other jewels or call Missy for more information at 917-846-9999.

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April 6th, 2010

Everyone woman needs a "pink pages" girlfriend. You know, the friend who knows everything about town. Like the pink pages of the New York Observer, she can tell you where you can get a good deal on a used Birkin, she texts you Daniel Boulud's cell phone number when you need to cater a small dinner party and helps sell unwanted pieces for the best price.

We like to think of Melissa "Missy" Schorr as our pink pages. It's no surprise that she has made a successful career of helping her friends rid themselves of unwanted valuables with her company, DivorceYourJewels.com.

Sure, there's a jewelry store on every corner willing to give you cash for gold but it's in Missy's best interest to get you the best price because she knows you depend on her.

A woman wanted to rid herself of a Cartier Love bracelet with diamonds, which retails for $11,900. After scouring 47th Street, the best deal she could find was $2,000. Missy helped her client sell her unwanted Love for $5,900. A great deal for the buyer and seller.

Missy is usually accessible within the holy trinity- New York, Palm Beach and the Hamptons. She can easily help you discreetly get rid of your unwanted jewels but Daniel Boulud's cell phone number is reserved for her BFFs. Click here to see a catalogue of her current stock of jewels, which includes a Buccelati ring and Bulgari bangles.

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Secret sellers: Appealing to the cash-strapped divorcée
By Syl Tang
Published: June 12 2009 16:04 | Last updated: June 12 2009 16:04

The kitschy Cash4Gold.com commercial is as recognisable to millions in the US as the Hamlet cigars happiness spots would be in the UK.

With the tagline "send in your unwanted, unworn gold jewellery for cash", the advertisement, which seeks to entice viewers to mail in broken gold chains with the promise of a prompt cheque, has become such a pop culture reference that it is cited by talk show hosts such as Jay Leno and David Letterman.

But in the past year, there has been a proliferation of companies offering to take much higher-end unwanted jewellery off women. Much like a dive bar suddenly flanked by private-member clubs, these companies - Circa, Divorce Your Jewels, Windsor Jewels, and OutofYourLife.com - all of which are after diamonds and estate pieces, raise the question of whether the once-notorious direct-buy jewellery market can elevate itself to a luxury level?

Jamie Bright Forman, executive vice president of communications for Lippincott, an 18-year-old jewellery reclamation business, that launched OutofYourLife.com last month, says that selling off jewellery no longer means financial desperation.

"As long as you didn't get married at 18, you probably had a boyfriend who gave you a trinket. You're certainly not going to hand down your ex-boyfriend bling to your children and you're not going to wear those pieces in front of your husband."

Selling off jewellery discreetly was bound to happen in a bad economy but perhaps there was precedent for it to become more acceptable. In 2006, Ellen Barkin offloaded jewels from her failed five-year marriage to billionaire Ron Perelman.

The much-publicised Christie's auction netted more than $20m according to Sara Fox, a spokesperson for Christie's.

Lippincott may not be seeing entire Barkin-esque collections, but the company's site has already received one $100,000 five-carat yellow diamond.

Missy Schorr, founder of Divorce Your Jewels, based in New York, started her business last November, and is averaging between 10 and 16 clients a week. "There are a tremendous number of divorcees now because of the economy. A lot of men are getting fired, they can't support a household, there are a lot of fights. One woman was married 28 years and she found her husband cheating ... and she sold her diamond wedding band. Unworn jewels are unutilised assets."

So how does it work? Ms Schorr says that buyers leverage a network of private collectors, dealers and recutters.

"I spend my day running around with an item to 20 experts; wholesalers, retailers and diamond cutters and I'll see who will give the highest price.

"With diamonds there is a book containing a weekly value and sometimes in this volatile market people can get as much as 40 per cent of retail. Today I have a sapphire. I have to run around and see if it sells as a piece, do we melt down the gold, or do we sell just the sapphire? Watches are less. They average 5 to 10 per cent of the retail price. So if you buy a Rolex Daytona for $30,000 you can expect $3,000."

But Chris Del Gatto, founder of Circa disagrees. "If someone bought something 45 years ago, we've given many times more than they bought it for it." Perhaps the most established in this new sector of secondary buyers, Circa banks more than $100m in revenue. Mr Del Gatto says: "When you're not wearing a piece, it's a liability because you're paying insurance on it and whether it's $5,000 or $500,000, cash is always more valuable over a period of time. We've bought from royal families to housewives from St Louis."

So what ultimately is the effect in the marketplace of these new direct-buy companies? It may be limited.

Joanna Hardy, director of jewellery for Sotheby's in the UK, says some pieces will never get into the hands of this sort of secondary market. "I've been in the business for 30 years and at auction for 20 and I will still see someone come in with something I haven't seen before."

While the jewellery industry may not be convinced, even notorious Cash4Gold.com may be. It turns out that the company is the first or second largest buyer of direct response commercials in the US and it is making a play for the upscale market.

Jeff Aronson, CEO of Cash4Gold, says: "We're using Cash4Gold.com to drive business to a site we launched in May 2008, The Estate Buyer. No, the seller is not exactly the same demographic but all it takes is curiosity. We are buying 50-100 Rolexes and Patek Philippes a week, 25 to 50 diamonds with more than three carats each a week, and vintage jewellery that's 100-plus years old. We are in the process of expanding into Europe and Canada. The Estate Buyer will be called Winston Sharp overseas and will be open for business within the next 90 days in the UK."

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Empty Nester Designs a Jewelry Business
BY PETER KING | Special to Newsday 2:53 PM EDT, April 17, 2009

If you're an empty nester whose kids couldn't get back for Easter or Passover this year, it may be a good time to go from feeling down to up-and-running.

"You're still a person, even when you're not a parent," says Melissa Schorr, who transformed herself from stay-at-home mom to entrepreneur earlier this year. "And it's easier to work than it is to be a parent."

In Schorr's case, her single-minded focus was spurred by a double epiphany. With her daughter away at college and her son soon to follow, she recalls the day she prepared an appetizer for her husband, complete with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil.

"I remember my husband opening up the refrigerator and he said, 'Mozzarella? Don't you know I like Gorgonzola?' And I decided at that moment my life had been reduced to cheese." About the same time, her son somberly asked her if she would be OK after he left for college. What could have been depressing moments instead was the push she needed to start the business she had been planning for years - a gold- and jewelry-buying service called Divorce Your Jewelry (divorceyourjewelry.net).

Part of her business model is to reach those looking to sell gold and jewelry they haven't worn for years because it brings back bad memories of failed relationships. "I take gold with the fuzz balls from the back of the drawer," she jokes.

Although she's based in Manhattan, the Syosset-raised Schorr still calls herself "a Long Island girl," and she has several Island clients. Before taking about 20 years off to raise her kids, she designed shoes for Paloma, the upscale Italian clothing company.

"I used to look in the sky and say, 'Oh, my God, you've given me the perfect job,' " she says. "For many years, with the kids, I was wondering, what's ever going to come to me that's the perfect job again?"

Her advice to moping empty nesters: Get over it. Like her, you can replace the eggs that hatched with golden ones.

"You're the same person you were when you were young and had plans," she says. "You took time off to raise a family, but now you're free. Go out and fulfill your dreams."

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