Do you have any old jewelry that you’ve lost interest in? It seems kind of silly to own something you no longer use, yet people will hold onto several pieces of jewelry just because they don’t know what to do with it. The good news is, if you have gold rings, necklaces, or bracelets, you can sell it for cash. Gold always has value, so there are jewelers out there who want what you have to offer, but you’ll need to know some basics before selling your jewelry to the first place that advertises “We buy gold in Atlanta.” Here some tips on how to best proceed when selling your gold jewelry.
Choose the Right Pieces to Sell
While it’s great to know that you can make some good money from your old jewelry, you’ll want to choose wisely before heading to a jewelry store. Take a good look at your jewelry. You may have pieces that you no longer wear but still retain some sentimental value. You don’t want to have any regrets, so be careful not to sell anything you still have feelings for.
Get It Appraised
You won’t be able to make an educated decision about which pieces you want to sell without knowing what they’re worth. Thankfully, this is easy to do. All legitimate gold buyers in Atlanta can appraise your jewelry for free. You simply bring in whatever jewelry you hope to sell and present it to the professional appraiser. They’ll give you an appraisal on the spot which you can either accept or decline. If you accept their offer, you can walk out with cash in hand, but there’s no commitment, so the choice is entirely yours.
Finding a Buyer
Just because someone advertises that they buy gold doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re legitimate. There’s a lot of money on the line, so take the time to make sure the buyer is reputable. If you’re not sure whether a shop is legit or not, check with the Better Business Bureau. Another thing to look for is if the potential buyer is a member of a jewelry trade association. Organizations such as Jewelers of America and the International Watch and Jewelry Guild hold their members to ethical standards that they’re required to follow. This ensures that their members are trustworthy and not fly-by-night risky operations.
Document Your Pieces
You’ll want to protect yourself before bringing in your gold jewelry. It’s unlikely anything will go wrong, but you’ll want a record of everything you’re offering just in case something gets lost or someone damages your jewelry. Take pictures of everything you’re selling or having appraised. Also, check the reimbursement policy of whomever you’re leaving your jewelry with. They should cover your jewelry’s value in the event of a loss.
Research the Price of Gold
Gold is a commodity whose value goes up and down all the time. It’s worth following the price of gold on the internet to determine when you want to sell your gold. As with the price of any commodity, nothing is for certain, but if you notice gold seems to be at an unusually low or high price, that might impact if and when you wish to sell.
When you’re ready to sell gold in Atlanta, contact Elan Diamond Group and schedule a private appointment today by calling (404) 465-3063.