Storing your Jewelry in a jewelry box is highly recommended. Before going shopping for a jewelry box, be sure to have a clear picture in mind of the different types of Jewelry you currently own, and how it will fit with the jewelry box of your choice.
Properly storing your pieces in a jewelry box will prevent scratches as well. For some people, a small jewelry box on their dresser is acceptable. And for others, a jewelry armoire may better suit their needs. Thus, this is based on personal needs.
A thought is to store your bridal jewelry set according to usage. In other words, perhaps you own some unique pieces that you wear only on occasion. They may have a place in your closet. While your everyday wear, may be better stored in a jewelry box on your dresser. If this is at all economical for you, banks also offer a safety deposit box, that you may consider storing your most valuable pieces in. Your Jewelry represents many things. While it may have different meaning to different people, there are similar factors that typify the value of Jewelry.
Each method of selling estate jewelry has its strengths and liabilities. Besides the price received for the Jewelry, the time investment you have to make to sell the Jewelry enters the equation. What are your time and energy worth? I have known people who have driven around town for two days just to make $20 more. Don’t overlook the ease of transaction. Not all people decide to buy and pay cash on the spot. Some individuals take two or three visits just to make up their mind to buy. There could also be a measure of trust in shipping the Jewelry across the country or even a payment plan could be the only way a person could afford your Jewelry. The balance of dollar paid versus method of payment can be very tricky.
This list of ways to sell estate jewelry is not exhaustive. Personal creativity can show you the best way to sell your Jewelry or one of the more traditional methods may work out just fine. Examine your options and evaluate the benefits and drawbacks to find the very best way to sell your estate jewelry.
Auctions are the prestigious way to sell bridesmaid jewelry. There is an air of sophistication in liquidating Jewelry through a major auction house. The nationally known auction houses like Christie’s, Sotheby’s and the like have pricey set up costs and standards. High end jewelry is best suited for these auctions. There are many regional and local auction houses that can sell estate jewelry in the mid-range. Auctions can be very risky, because the end price is unknown, but the risk can bring a very positive selling price. The keys to selling your estate jewelry at auctions are finding the right house for your particular Jewelry, knowing the best time to sell, and luck.
Jewelry brokers offer a professional service for a fee. Think of a jewelry broker as a hired professional working for you against a very sophisticated market like the jewelry industry. Make sure their allegiance is to you alone. Most jewelry brokers are highly trained in gems and Jewelry. Jewelry brokers charge a percentage ranging from 10% to 50% depending on the type of service provided. Brokers can assist with a piece going to a top auction house or find a local dealer willing to pay top dollar fast. Some jewelry brokers also act as a dealer and buy out right for an immediate transaction. Jewelry brokers are usually found in major cities and include a jewelry and diamond finding service.