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It’s not uncommon for people to have jewelry stored up over the years that they have no use for. Perhaps you have some old necklaces or bracelets you simply no longer wear, or you’ve inherited jewelry that you don’t use and don’t foresee gifting to anyone. If this is the case, you’ve probably thought about selling it. If you’re lucky, what you have may be worth something, but here are some things to be made aware of before selling gold and silver in Atlanta.

Get It Appraised

Before you can move forward, you’ll need to have some understanding of what your jewelry is worth. This also means you’ll have to be realistic. Jewelers won’t have any appreciation for your jewelry’s sentimental value. Also, its pure value as related to the materials that make up the jewelry isn’t going to be nearly as high as a completed piece of jewelry for sale with a retail price at a jewelry store. That being said, the best way to get an estimate of your jewelry’s value is to get it appraised by a certified AGS appraiser. Trained appraisers will be able to properly assign the retail replacement value of your piece. While not to be confused with the money you may get from a buyer, an appraiser will give you a thorough understanding of the quality of your piece as well as a starting point as to what it may be worth.

Where to Find a Buyer

For the most part, you can expect to sell your jewelry to someone looking to resell. First, you’ll need to determine how quickly you want to sell your jewelry. If you’re in no hurry, you can hold onto it indefinitely while looking for a private buyer. If you’re looking for cash in a short amount of time, you may want to consider investigating pawn shops. While you’re not likely to get the best price at a pawn shop, they can buy your jewelry immediately. If you go this route, be sure to check with several pawn shops for the best offer. If you have time, consider some other options like having a jeweler reset the stones into a new piece. It may be wise to visit an AGS approved jeweler who buys jewelry to see what other options might work best for you.

Be Practical

Jewelry you sell will never be worth as much as the same jewelry if you bought it retail. If a piece has some sentimental value that can’t be replaced, you might want to reconsider selling it. If, however, you have no attachment to the piece and accept that it may not be the bonanza you were once anticipating, SELLING GOLD IN ATLANTA’S community of AGS-approved jewelers is a reliable way to get fair value for your unwanted jewelry.