If you're ready to get rid of your old jewelry, don't just take it to the pawn shop. Pawn shops may not give you price you deserve for your jewelry pieces. Instead, sell your jewelry to a jewelry store. Selling your jewelry to store that specializes in purchasing used jewelry will ensure that you get a fair price. Here are three steps you should take before you sell your jewelry.
If it's been a while since your old jewelry was cleaned, it could be coated with oils and dirt. Unfortunately, that oil and dirt could be hiding the true beauty of your jewelry. Here are some simple ways to get your jewelry clean.
If your silver is lightly tarnished, fill a small bowl with warm water and add a few drops of dish soap. Dip a cloth in the solution, and wipe your jewelry. Lightly buff it to bring out the shine. If your silver is severely tarnished, put a few teaspoons of baking soda in a bowl and add just enough water to create a soft paste. Rub the paste on your jewelry and then wipe clean with a damp cloth.
To restore the shine to your gold, fill a bowl with seltzer water and add a few drops of dish soap. Soak your jewelry in the solution for about 30 minutes, and then wipe it with a soft cloth.
Once you have your jewelry cleaned, you'll need to have it appraised. This will ensure that you have a realistic expectation of what you can get for your jewelry. One of the problems of trying to sell your jewelry without an appraisal is that you might let emotions place sentimental value on your pieces. Unfortunately, placing sentimental value on your jewelry can interfere with your ability to set a fair price for your pieces.
Don't Take the First Offer
When you're selling your jewelry, you want to avoid taking the first offer you receive. To make sure you get the best price for your jewelry, it's important that you shop around to a few different jewelry stores. While the market may determine the value of jewelry, there's still room for stores to make offers on the jewelry they're offered. Don't sell your jewelry until you've received offers from at least three different stores.
If you need to sell your old jewelry, use your tips provided here to get the best price for it.