You may have inherited a beautiful antique ring, or perhaps you’ve recently become the new owner of a relative’s antique gold chain or a pair of heirloom diamond earrings. Though your family’s old jewellery may hold sentimental value, for many of us there comes a time when selling estate jewelry makes sense to get us the cash we need.
It can be tough to choose to sell estate jewelry, so it’s important that you select a jewellery buyer who takes the utmost care throughout the entire selling process to ensure you are comfortable. If you’re wondering where to sell estate jewelry, read on for our helpful tips to make your sale a success.
When deciding where to sell estate jewelry, the number one factor to keep in mind is expertise. Unlike scrap gold or more modern pieces of jewellery, not all gold buyers or jewelers are experts in valuing estate or antique jewellery. For many estate jewellery pieces, their value is tied to their age. Dating these pieces accurately is a skill that takes expert knowledge of period jewellery and the use of specialized techniques.
Your chosen jewellery buyer should also have a great eye for jewellery styles to correctly determine the price you will be offered for your jewellery. From Victorian and Edwardian styles to Art Deco and Art Nouveau pieces, an expert estate jewelry buyer will be familiar with the trends of the day and understands which types are most popular in today’s market to determine their true value. He or she will also be able to evaluate the rarity of your piece and factor this in alongside the intrinsic value of the metals and precious stones that make up the jewellery.
The reputation of your antique jewellery buyer is important as well. Before visiting them in-person, do your research and look for online reviews of other customers’ experiences. Check their website to see if they indeed have experience with estate jewelry so you can be sure they will provide you with a fair appraisal.
Not sure where to sell estate jewelry? We invite you to visit Pinto Gold and Jewellery Buyers in store at our Yonge and Eglinton location, or contact us online for more information on jewellery appraisals and sales. We look forward to working with you and offering the best possible price for your antique or estate jewelry.