How to Get the Most Money out of Your Jewelry

November 29, 2016 By swj-eric

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Are you in need of a little extra cash? Well, you may need to look no further than your jewelry box or valet.

If you have a lot of pieces you don’t wear anymore because your tastes changed, or the last time they were in style was 1963, why have it take up space when you could make some money off it?

You could even use the money to purchase new jewelry that better suits your modern tastes. So, how do you determine the value of your jewelry?

Keep It Real

The first thing you need to do is be realistic. You may have an appraisal that says your item is worth a large amount of money, but remember—that’s for insurance purposes. More than likely, the jewelry you have is going to sell for less. Don’t go into this with pie in the sky dreams that you’re going to make a huge amount of money on a piece that won’t be valued as high as your appraisal.

Get That Sparkle Back

If your jewelry hasn’t been out on the town for a while, it may have lost its sparkle. With jewelry, though, it’s easy to get the luster back. All you need is some dish soap, water, and a soft bristled toothbrush. Don’t use a hard-bristled toothbrush or harsh chemicals, as those can damage softer metals like gold and some gemstones. When in doubt, take it to a professional. Many jewelry stores offer free cleanings to get you in the door. Take them up on it.

Do a Little Research

Now that it’s clean, try to get an idea of what your items may be worth by doing a little research. Go online and see how much people are reselling their jewelry for on auction websites or other sites where used items are sold. You’ll want to avoid retail jewelry websites because these will just show you retail prices, not what someone would pay for used jewelry. You see, it’s harder than you think to determine the value of your jewelry.

Deal or No Deal

Now, all that’s left is selling it. You might be tempted to use an auction site to sell it, but if you’re looking to get the most out of your jewelry, this may not be your best bet. Most buyers on those sites are looking to find sweet deals, and this means they want to underpay, unless it’s a really popular item that will lead to a bidding war. Plus, you might have to deal with difficult online buyers who try to say the piece was lost or damaged in transit so they don’t have to pay the full price. Do you really want to deal with all that? Finding a trusted jewelry buyer in your area can take the hassle out of selling your jewelry and ensures that you’ll get a good price for your unwanted jewelry.

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Look, we do this every day, and we understand you want to get the most out of your jewelry. Our expert buyers are here to help you. No waiting for someone to purchase your jewelry at a consignment shop or getting low-balled by a business that doesn’t know jewelry like we do. Just make an appointment, and we evaluate your jewelry fairly.

Contact us today about scheduling your appointment so that you can get the most money out of your unwanted jewelry.