Find the value of antique jewelry
Are you wishing you knew the value of the jewelry in your jewelry box but have no idea where to start? You’re not alone. Many people feel overwhelmed by the vast realm of jewelry design, shape, and types. All jewelry can be divided into a few categories. First of all, you need to distinguish between costume jewelry, fine jewelry or other artisan jewelry.
HOW TO FIND THE VALUE OF ANTIQUE JEWELRY
Fine jewelry is almost always marked with hallmarks. These identify the piece’s purity (for example: 14k gold) and maker. As far as stone quality is concerned, precious stones are almost always set in silver, gold, or platinum. If your jewelry is composed of precious metals or precious stones, it’s more likely to be valuable. Natural stones are more valuable than synthetic. The gemstone’s grade and rarity will determine the value. If you can’t find any hallmarks on the piece of jewelry, it gets a little more complicated. With some descriptions, our Savvy Specialists can dig into this a little bit more to figure out a valuation for these items.
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A FEW RULES TO MAXIMIZE VALUE
Like many other items, the condition of the fine jewelry is a driving factor in determining its value. Broken or chipped pieces are less valuable, though some of these could be melted down and sold for their intrinsic value. Chipped or broken stones decrease the value.
HOW TO FIND VALUE OF JEWELRY
Once we've identified the hallmark, style, and condition of the piece of jewelry, our Savvy Artist Specialists complete a Quick Appraisal which includes research, stories and special features about your jewelry. We can also tell you more about the specific piece, including a valuation analysis that includes what similar pieces have sold for.
SELL JEWELRY ONLINE
After our Quick Appraisal, StuffSavvy can match you with Online Partners to get you the most value for the jewelry you'd like to sell. This is a good option once you know the value you want to sell the item for.
FIND PLACES TO JEWELRY NEAR ME
After our Quick Appraisal, StuffSavvy can also match you with Local Consignment Shops and Auction Houses. This is the best option if you want to work with additional Specialists to maximize the resale value of your jewelry.