Your Guide for Selling Jewelry

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Your Guide for Selling Jewelry

If you live in Apopka, you may be considering doing some spring cleaning. Rifling through your belongings, you may find stunning necklaces or bracelets you no longer wear. You may not want to simply give them away because they are in great condition and may be worth something. Orlando Estate Auction can help you with selling jewelry, making spring cleaning a cinch.

Identifying Your Jewelry

Determining the value of your ring or bangle is the first step for selling jewelry in Apopka. You want to get the best value possible for your goods, and a little research goes a long way. First, identify the piece. Is it a:

  • Necklace
  • Ring
  • Bracelet
  • Pair of earrings
  • Brooch
  • Anklet
  • Pendant
  • Other

There are many different types of necklaces and rings and more, so identify the piece as closely as you can. If needed, consult Google images for guidance or ask our professionals to help you.

Metals

When it comes to selling jewelry, you need to know exactly what kind of metal and other materials the piece is made of. This is important because, for example, 14-karat gold is worth more money than stainless steel. Since most accessory metals are either a gold or silver tone, it can be hard to identify at a glance what exactly they are made of. Precious metals include gold, silver, rhodium, palladium, and platinum. There are different alloys of precious metals including sterling silver. Alloys are a combination of more than one type of metal as opposed to one pure type. Base metals include pewter, titanium, copper, stainless steel, brass, bronze, and other more basic, less expensive metals. Rhodium is the most valuable metal, followed by platinum, gold, palladium, and silver. Apopka residents can get a great price for their accessories if they have valuable gemstones.

Gemstones

Also known as precious stones, gems, jewels, semi-precious stones, and more, these cut and polished minerals are used to enhance jewelry of all kinds. They include:

  • Aquamarines
  • Diamonds
  • Emeralds
  • Opals
  • Pearls
  • Rubies
  • Sapphires
  • Topaz
  • And more

Some gemstones are synthetic, like cubic zirconia, while others are natural. More valuable and precious gems like diamonds are worth more than cubic zirconia, but have a similar appearance, so determining which is which when selling jewelry in Apopka is important. A professional appraiser at Orlando Estate Auction can help with the identification process.

Selling Jewelry at Auction

At Orlando Estate Auction, we offer Apopka residents a simple, lucrative way of selling jewelry they no longer want. While you could choose eBay, craigslist, or a garage sale, these options have many drawbacks. With an auction, you have the atmosphere of high demand, leaving you with a bigger payout in the end. The best part is, we take care of the auctioning for you! All you have to do is call us at (407) 290-1000 to get started today!

By | 2017-05-04T11:04:20+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Categories: Jewelry Auctions|Tags: , , , , , , , |