Sometimes, you need quick cash to avoid a financial disaster. Other times, you need to free up money to make money. Regardless of what the reason is for wanting or needing funds, if you have some antique jewelry lying around, you’re in luck!
How to Get an Antique Jewelry Appraisal
The first step to selling antique jewelry is finding a place to sell it. Although you can sell independently online, such as on an online community site or through an online platform, like Etsy, eBay, Amazon, or Craigslist, it can become very involved with shipping fees, selling fees, meeting up with the buyer, and other inconveniences and expenses.
Antique jewelry buyers offer an easy way to sell your wares. Plus, your item will be appraised before you make a decision on whether to go through with the selling transaction or not. All you have to do is find one.
Where to Find Antique Jewelry Appraisers
Antique jewelry appraisers can be found online and in physical locations as well. A quick search on the internet will reveal appraisers in your area and those who are online too. There are advantages to dealing with local appraisers because you can ask around about the buyer and check the city what type of reputation they have.
Doing business online can be risky because shady dealers can scam you and then disappear. But, if you check for a longstanding online presence and find plenty of verifiable references, you’ll expand your horizons when you don’t limit yourself only to those in your vicinity.
Dealing with Antique Jewelry Buyers and Appraisers
If you do elect to do business with an antique jewelry buyer, an appraisal will be part of the agenda. You may be charged a fee for the appraisal, or you may be fortunate enough to have a free appraisal.
An appraisal is a professional estimation of what your piece is worth. Many things are taken into consideration to come up with the amount of money the appraiser believes it is valued at. The material of the piece is taken into consideration, such as if it is gold, silver, or bronze, and the jewels are estimated along with the metal. The age of the jewelry is also a factor in determining the price. Also, the location of the piece was designed at and any other available information is deemed important.
The appraisal is generally followed by an offer, which is the amount of money the antique jewelry appraiser is willing to give you for your treasure. You are at liberty to accept the offer or to reject it. You should be treated with the utmost respect and courtesy no matter what decision you make.
Estate Jewelry Buyers
Estate jewelry buyers are experts at buying, selling, and appraising in bulk. If you are the recipient of an estate inheritance, you will want to make sure the antique jewelry appraiser you choose to work with has experience in dealing with estates. Estate jewelry buyers typically come to you as it would be difficult for you to load up all your items to go to them. Be very careful about who you do business with. Ask for credentials and references before committing to an appraisal.
Antique Jewelry Buyers
Antique Jewelry Buyers is your trusted source for having your antique jewelry appraised. We’ve been in business since 1972 and have earned an impeccable reputation for ourselves over the years.
Located in Largo, Florida, we service the entire area and have seven other Florida locations as well. We also offer appraisals online. If you are looking to sell your antique jewelry, we can help. Contact us today and find out what we can do for you.