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If you’ve got a collection of estate jewelry, you could be sitting on a pile of cash. Whether you purchased the pieces second hand or they were given to you by a relative, selling your estate jewelry pieces could pay off. Before you begin searching for a buyer, here are a few tips to ensure that you are offered the best price for your heirlooms.

4 Tips on Selling Your Estate Diamond Jewelry


In the beginning, it’s important to gather any documentation you have.  The more paperwork you have on a piece of jewelry, the easier it will be to sell for a fair price. Receipts, insurance descriptions, laboratory reports, and original sale documents. It’s also a good idea to write down any stories that might go along with each piece of jewelry, as it adds to its historical value.

Also, consider taking digital pictures. In some cases, you may be able to consult with certain buyers over the web by using these photos. Include a brief description of the condition of each item with the photo to make cataloging your items easier.

Don’t sell to just anyone. It’s important to find a reputable jeweler or buying service. Utilize third party review sites to learn more about previous customer experiences. If you don’t trust a buyer or feel that they are dishonest, move on to someone more trustworthy.

Be sure to sell at the right time. Like clothing trends, certain types of jewelry are more popular than others right now. For example, large diamonds, art deco, and vintage jewelry are extremely popular. Because of this, you’ll be able to sell these pieces at a higher price. If you have pieces of jewelry that aren’t currently popular, consider waiting until they become trendy again.

Finally, make sure that your buyer or jeweler is insured. In some cases, you may be asked to leave your jewelry with your potential buyer while they conduct inspections and appraisals. Before doing so, verify that they are insured. Otherwise, should something happen to your pieces, you are not protected from the loss.

We understand just how important it is for you to get top dollar for your estate jewelry. Whether you have fine jewelry or luxury watches to sell, the staff at Elan Diamond Group is certified and trained to appraise your pieces properly. Each appointment is confidential and designed to guide your privacy. With over 30 years of experience, we provide excellent service and impeccable appraisals.

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