Making the decision to sell jewelry is uplifting for many people. After divorce, wedding jewelry may lose its former beauty. And inheriting fine jewelry can leave heirs with many questions. The new owner’s financial objectives or personal tastes may differ from those of his or her loved one.
Selling your jewelry can be a wise financial solution. Precious metals prices, including platinum, titanium, gold and silver, have soared over the years. Liquidating jewelry can raise money needed to purchase a home, fund a retirement, or buy a vacation.
Knowing how to sell your jewelry begins by meeting with a reputable industry resource. Identify an estate jewelry buyer considered fair and honest by others.
Then, follow these steps to sell your jewelry:
1. Emotional preparation. Selling an engagement ring or emotionally significant jewelry is not an easy decision. Make sure you are ready to part with the item.
Author Julie Hall (“How to Divide Your Family’s Estate and Heirlooms Peacefully and Sensibly”) recommends discussing, then writing, a plan after deciding to sell assets when more than one heir is involved. Then, meet with the estate buyer to take next steps
2. Evaluate jewelry. Call to arrange a confidential meeting. Our team evaluates and buys single engagement rings and entire estates. No piece or estate is too large or small.
Discreet, respectful advice is invaluable to individuals or heirs in search of a market for jewelry.
3. Gather the right information. Bring along any certifications available to the meeting. Diamonds and fine colored gemstones are often evaluated by GIA. Graduate Gemologists (G.G.s) of the GIA follow highly rigorous international standards. Insurance appraisals, unlike GIA certificates, may not reflect reliable information.
4. Sell jewelry in its current condition. Repairing or polishing jewelry is unnecessary. There is no need to put more money into the jewelry if you intend to sell.
Sell your jewelry San Francisco. Your fine jewelry can represent working capital or a new beginning. Whatever your goals, call Ben Shemano for a complimentary purchase appraisal now at 415-362-7777