- Fine Diamonds, Colored Gemstones, and Estate Services Since 1975 -
As part of our Estate Services offering, we are often asked to evaluate an older, out of style, or unwanted piece of jewelry and determine the best course of action for its future.
In most cases, the client is interested in selling or otherwise disposing of this item.
There are a number of options available, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
1. Private Sale
The most effective and most likely to bring a reasonable return on investment is for the client to locate an individual interested in purchasing this piece of jewelry from the client directly.
With better quality goods, this option offers the most desirable outcome. However, locating an interested buyer can be time consuming and may require considerable effort on the part of the seller.
For a fee of 10% of the final selling price, we offer a two level brokerage service.
Level 1, Securing a qualified, interested, individual buyer is the best option for high return on investment. There is, however, no guarantee as to when or if the item will be sold.
Level 2, selling directly back to the jewelry industry is the most time effective method with offers usually made within 48 hours. Although a guaranteed sale, this method offers the lowest return on investment.
In many cases, the value of a given piece of jewelry is better maintained by not selling it but rather restoring it to it's original beauty or redesigning it to be a usable piece of jewelry.
This method is based on the concept that the primary value of any piece of jewelry is in it's ability to enhance your appearance and image. With usually comparatively little additional investment in re-mounting and/or accent gemstones, the resulting piece of jewelry will have more value to you than the, usually less than you originally paid, cash value for the item.
As private jewelers, dedicated to assisting our clients in their lifelong jewelry needs, our recommendation is to first consider the restoration/redesign method before pursuing the sale of your jewelry.
Please contact us for assistance in determining the best outcome for your estate jewelry planning.