Selling your unwanted jewellery not only helps you to declutter your jewellery box, but it also earns you some money for doing so.
While selling your precious items can be a great way to make extra money, it’s not always easy finding the best prices for them.
Tip 1. Give The Process Time
Whilst the cash-for-gold companies can seem incredibly convenient, for those who want to make the most out of their sale, this is unlikely to be suitable. You will often get offered just a fraction of the items actual value.
The process of selling your jewellery will often take time and attention. Learning about the value of your pieces, as well as the best time to sell can help you to make more informed decisions when it comes to selling them.
Selling your jewellery for the highest possible amount can take time, but it can be much easier than you think! We offer free Jewellery valuations which can be done for you by experts, who can advise you on the next steps to take once it’s worth has been established.
Tip 2. Find Out As Much As Possible About Your Jewellery
It’s important to make sure that you have the right information about your jewellery. The information you have gathered should include the type of gemstones, their size, weight, color, & clarity. You should also know the carat weight of the diamond, pearls, and precious stones. There are many different ways you can prepare your jewellery for sale.
Below is a list with some of the main details you should collect for your items, of which could help make your pieces more desirable, and therefore more expensive:
- Materials – what the jewellery is made up of, including the kind of metal, gemstones, diamonds etc.
- Brand – whether your jewellery is by a certain brand, however, you can still sell unbranded jewellery.
- Age – the age of the piece can become a big selling point – over 20 years old, non-mass produced pieces could be considered vintage, whilst over 100 years is considered an antique.
- Wear – if the jewellery has scratches or missing diamonds/gemstones this can lower its value when it comes to selling.
The good news? Our specialists are here to help you along the way, we’re always happy to assist in finding out the information about your pieces.
Tip 3. Take The Age of Jewellery Into Account
The age of your jewellery will help dictate the value of the item. Generally speaking, a rare piece which is atleast 20 years old can be considered vintage and a piece atleast 100 years old can typically be considered antique.
That being said, the price of gold, silver and other metals your jewellery consists of, as well as any stones they hold, can change based on economic conditions.
Tip 4. Choose a Good Buyer
It’s important to be picky with the buyer of your jewellery. Going with a buyer that knows and respects the value of your piece is a sure-fire way to get the most from this sale.
At Olympia Mayfair, we offer free valuations, and you can get a guide price online before we come out to you – anywhere in the UK. When we come out, we can meet you at your home or anywhere else convenient for you to provide an in-depth valuation. If we’d like to purchase your item, we will offer you a great price up-front. All items are paid for immediately once our offer is accepted.