Many people today own their own gold or silver goods, and jewelry, too. These precious metals and gems were once practically unique to royalty and aristocracy, but today, many families own precious heirlooms like these, and many collectors have many gold or silver plated goods. But what about buying or selling these goods? There are better options than selling jewelry at pawn shops; rather, the owner may visit trade shows to find buyers for their gems or gold, and many people also use online auction sites to sell diamonds, sell jewelry, silver tea sets, and more. When you sell your jewelry, you may want to consult experts first, and this allows your precious metals or gems to be sold for a fair price. Both the buyer and seller will want to ensure that the price is accurate and that the item’s condition and rarity are assessed. Sell your jewelry with all this in mind, and you’ll get a good deal.
Jewelry Buyers and Diamond Buyers
Many gems are valued greatly, such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and more. Often, these gems are set into jewelry pieces such as necklaces, rings, earrings, and the like. When you sell your jewelry, it is a good idea to visit a jeweler first, where an expert may look over the gems in person to evaluate them. These experts may use microscopes and consult a gradient for gem quality. Before you sell your jewelry, you may find out what sort of flaws the gem has, as truly flawless gems are extraordinarily rare and valuable. Most likely, an ordinary jewelry owner will find out their gem’s value based on how prominent the gem’s flaws are. Very rare and valuable gems may be considered IF, or internally flawless, or they may be graded VVS (very verys lightly included), VS (very slightly included), slightly included, or I1, I2, or I3, with “I” being “included”. Gems rated with an I are the most flawed and least valuable, and a jeweler will determine clearly how flawed a gem is. The smaller the flaws, the higher the value.
The owner of a jewelry piece may also get a ring or necklace’s value based on the purity and condition of the gold involved, and that may include the degree of craftsmanship. Once a jewelry owner finds out the item’s value, they can ask for a fair price online or at a trade show. Some jewelry owners may choose to sell their jewelry to a jeweler store itself. If the items must be shipped to an online buyer, the seller may package that item in padding inside a sealed box, so no water get in. The padding will prevent the gold or gem from getting dents, scratches, or chips while being delivered.
Gold and Silver Coated Items
Diamonds and rubies are not the only valuable items that a person may sell to buyers online or at a trade show. Many items are either made of or coated with gold or silver, and they might be quite valuable (and don’t forget platinum, either). Many different items across history have been made with gold or silver plating, such as trophies, mirrors, tea sets, photo frames, lighter cases, watches, and more. How much might they be worth? The owner of an item containing gold or silver may bring that item to experts, and there are a few factors to consider. The more rare such an item is, for example, the more it is wort, and the same might be true for age (older meaning more value). And the gold or silver’s purity will also dictate value, with higher purity being better for the value. No item is made of pure gold or silver, though, since those metals are too soft for that. Silver items maybe silver sterling, an alloy of 95% silver and 5% another metal to help lend it strength. Craftsmanship is another factor, where shoddily made items are worth less, and the item’s condition (such as tarnishing or dents) will be weighed, too. And when gold or silver items are being shipped to buyers, care should be taken to make the packaging well padded and waterproof. No buyer would want a silver trophy to arrive in pieces.