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Selling Your Jewelry: Triumph or Tragedy?

Which is more fun, getting a root canal, paying your taxes, or selling your jewelry? Not much of a choice, but following is some knowledge that can take the frustration out of selling your jewelry. And answer the hard questions like: Will I receive a fair price for my jewelry? Or did I pay too much?

The two critical areas of knowledge to get the best price for your jewelry are the factors that determine the value of estate jewelry and the options to liquidating it. Does this mean you have to become a gemologist just to sell your jewelry? No. But some homework and note taking can mean a much higher price paid for your jewelry. Let’s start with what determines the value of estate jewelry.

Estate is a general term used to describe previously owned. That fact is one of the determining factors. Preowned jewelry by in large is not as valuable as new. Some people will never buy a previous owned engagement set for superstitious reasons. I have had clients who could have saved hundreds of dollars if they would have bought a preowned ring, but refused.

Jewelry is a style driven industry. Some styles are classic and stay around for decades, others last just a few months. Estate jewelry that is out of style can’t command premium price. In fact some styles are so out of favor that the jewelry’s only value is its intrinsic worth. The other extreme is that the jewelry could be antique. Antique jewelry is highly collectible and may require a specialty option to sell. Knowing if your jewelry is just old and out of style or an antique can mean the difference of hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

Condition is a major determining factor of the price received for your jewelry. Damaged and broken jewelry many times justify the restoration costs but most of the time damaged jewelry is only valued at its intrinsic worth. Jewelry repair in many instances is counter-intuitive. I have seen jewelry that has been mangled in such a way that the cost of restoration is minor and easily justified. On the other hand what appeared to be an insignificant problem rendered the jewelry unrestorable. Jewelry repair is one area you don’t want to be a “do it yourselfer”. Let the professionals do it, or it could end up costing you a ton of money.

Worn out jewelry impacts the value. It is a difficult repair to bring life back into a piece of jewelry. Most worn out jewelry is valued at its intrinsic worth.

Jewelry looks it’s best when cleaned. Properly clean your jewelry before showing it around. If you do not know the 100% correct way to clean your piece of jewelry let a professional jeweler clean it for you. Some jewelry stores may even clean it for free. Warning: the wrong cleaning can damage and even destroy jewelry. If your are unsure of how to clean the jewelry or gem, let the professionals do it.

Here are some cleaning tips. Never clean gold and gems in chlorine. Ammonia based cleaning products are used throughout the jewelry industry, but they can damage some gems. Try and avoid them if you can and know for certain if they well not hurt the gems in your jewelry. Use a mild soap with warm water and a soft toothbrush, then rinse thoroughly for most jewelry. A hard toothbrush and toothpaste or toothpowder will scratch gold and hurt some gems. The best cleaning tip is to know for certain the best cleaners to use on your jewelry and do it carefully.

The jewelry industry has been recycling for millennia. In fact some of the gold in your jewelry could have been in use since the time of Jesus. Damaged beyond repair jewelry is bought at its intrinsic worth. The intrinsic value is the metal (gold, platinum, silver) price plus any gems. The refining process used to recover the metal utilizes strong chemicals and has strict environmental regulations which impact the price given for metal brought to be recycled.

If you would like to know how to calculate the metal price and do the math read on, if not skip to next paragraph. The formula used to calculate the price is the metal price(the daily spot price) multiplied by purity(the true noble metal content) times weight(can be in ounces, pennyweights or grams). The purity is the karat of gold or percentage of noble metal (gold, platinum, silver). 24 karat is pure. 10 karat is 10/24 or.410 gold and the balance of weight is the alloys. 14 karat is 14/24 or.583 gold and 18 karat is 18/24 or.750 gold. Platinum most of the time is 90% pure and 10% alloy. Silver jewelry is usually sterling, which is.925 pure. The three units of weight used with precious metals are troy ounces, pennyweights, and grams. The troy ounce is equal to 20 pennyweights (dwt) or 31.15 grams. So here is an example; say the spot price of gold is $300 and a 14K ring weighing 10 grams would work out like this. $300 (spot price) X.583 (the fineness of gold) equals $174.90 per ounce divided by 31.15 (troy ounce to gram) equals $5.63 per gram times our ring of 10 grams equals $56.30. Just remember to subtract some refining cost and profit for the dealer and you can find out the intrinsic metal value for your jewelry.

Gems are an important part of jewelry. The estate jewelry value could be 99% determined by the gem. On the other hand the gem could add zero to the value. The two critical factors are the gem itself and the condition. Some gems have a higher value then others. A natural ruby is worth many times more then a synthetic ruby. Diamonds are generally more valuable then amethysts. Knowing your gem’s grade and rarity will help with understanding its value. The condition of the gem is critical to the value. Some chips and abrasions can justify the repolishing cost. But in most cases chips and scratches will render the gem unappealing and valueless. Tip: careful handling of jewelry retains a higher value then carelessness.

The overview of the determining factors of estate jewelry is style, condition, and intrinsic worth. Remember you don’t get paid for the jewelry in relation to what you paid but the condition and demand when you sell. Clean jewelry shows the item at its best and helps in evaluating the design and gems.
How to find the best way to get the most return for the jewelry?

Selling estate jewelry is the art of compromise. There is a balance between dollar paid and quickness of payment and ease of transaction. If you want the high price, fast and easy, you are dreaming. The higher the price gained from the sale of estate jewelry, the longer the time and more difficult the transaction..

Finding another consumer to buy your jewelry is the most profitable but the most difficult, time consuming and problematic. Walking into a dealer’s shop is the easiest and fastest way to sell but you are selling at wholesale or less. Finding the balance is a personal judgement call.

Each method of selling estate jewelry has it strengths and liabilities. Besides the price received for the jewelry, the time investment you have to make to sell the jewelry enters the equation. What are your time and energy worth? I have known people who have driven around town for two days just to make $20 more. Don’t over look the ease of transaction. Not all people decide to buy and pay cash on the spot. Some individuals take two or three visits just to make up their mind to buy. There could also be a measure of trust in shipping the jewelry across the country or even a payment plan could be the only way a person could afford your jewelry. The balance of dollar paid versus method of payment can be very tricky.

This list of ways to sell estate jewelry is not exhaustive. Personal creativity can show you the best way to sell your jewelry or one the more traditional methods may work out just fine. Examine your options and evaluate the benefits and drawbacks to find the very best way to sell your estate jewelry.

Auctions are the prestigious way to sell estate jewelry. There is an air of sophistication in liquidating jewelry through a major auction house. The nationally known auction houses like Christie’s, Sotheby’s and the like have pricey set up costs and standards. High end jewelry is best suited for these auctions. There are many regional and local auction houses that can sell estate jewelry in the mid range. Auctions can be very risky, because the end price is unknown, but the risk can bring a very positive selling price. The keys to selling your estate jewelry at auctions are finding the right house for your particular jewelry, knowing the best time to sell, and luck.

On-line auctions offer a lot of advantages and some risks. On-line auctions like e-bay are auctions conducted over the internet reaching a world wide audience. The cost of selling an item is modest if the object sells. Sales are not guaranteed. Which on line auction to use is a critical choice. The large auctions have many offerings and sales but it is easy to get lost in all that activity. Selecting the best category is another challenge. If you choose a smaller on line auction company, many potential buyers will not find your offering. The decision is best made with research on how your particular type of jewelry was sold. E-mail and ask other sellers if they got the price they wanted and how the selling experience was for them.

The trickiest part of on-line auctions is the actual transaction. Who will trust whom first. Normally the buyer sends funds, then the seller sends the item. The seller must also give a period of time for the buyer to return the item for a full refund. The transaction can be problematic or smooth. May all your experiences be trouble free, but the transaction problems I have tracked seem to run between 20% and 35% of the attempts have problems.

Jewelry brokers offer a professional service for a fee. Think of a jewelry broker as a hired professional working for you against a very sophisticated market like the jewelry industry. Make sure their allegiance is to you alone. Most jewelry brokers are highly trained in gems and jewelry. Jewelry brokers charge a percentage ranging from 10% to 50% depending on the type of service provided. Brokers can assist with a piece going to a top auction house or find a local dealer willing to pay top dollar fast. Some jewelry brokers also act as a dealer and buy out right for an immediate transaction. Jewelry brokers are usually found in major cities and include a jewelry and diamond finding service.

Pawn shops and secondhand dealers are another type of walk-in and sell option. Most work on a cash evaluation of the jewelry. The cash value on most estate jewelry is a percentage of the intrinsic value. The key to understanding this buying environment is the percentage. Some dealers pay close to 90% of the intrinsic value, while others pay as low as 33%}. The only way to find the best price is to physically take the jewelry around to a number of shops. Then sell to the shop that offers the best value.

Consignment offers the incentive of a higher price when sold but the draw back of time. No one knows how long it will take or even if it will sell. The stores that offer consignment range from second hand bargain stores to elite jewelry stores. The type of estate jewelry you have dictates which store will attempt to sell your jewelry. If you have a high end piece in excellent condition the elite location could yield a fine return.

Consignment generally consists of a contract for the amount the jewelry will sell for and the percentage the store will keep. Some contracts have a time limit and who is liable if it is lost or damaged. You must know the details of the contract to understand what will and will not happen. Some stores will pay immediately, others pay after a set time or when you call. Find out what the process is if the store closes or moves. Many people have lost track of their jewelry altogether. Understand what the store’s liabilities are and yours. Also, find out how the store is going to sell your jewelry. If they will advertise it or just let it sit in a showcase. Make frequent contacts to keep your jewelry in the mind of the salespeople.

Newspapers offer individuals the best chance to sell to a retail customer. The classified shopping consumer, in all likelihood, comparison shops more then anyone else. They know the prices of your jewelry new and will pay a discount for a used article of jewelry. Also realize that the prices asked for in the paper are rarely achieved and do not reveal the true market value. Some times the jewelry is sold for very much less then advertised or never sold at all. But with some safeguards and timing the classified ad is generally one of the highest prices realized for average estate jewelry.

The retail customer is the highest price you could receive for your estate jewelry. The newspaper is one of many ways to reach the buying public with your message to sell. Public bulletin boards offer a inexpensive way to reach people. Look in your community or work place for bulletin boards. On line bulletin boards could also work out if you find the right one. Net working with friends and family might give a lead to someone willing to buy. Creativity is a powerful tool in reaching the public. Use your imagination and think who would be willing to buy my particular estate jewelry and reach out to them.

Safeguards are critical when selling jewelry to the public. First NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, and NEVER meet an unknown buyer in your house. Personal safety and protection against robbery should be your first priority. If you don’t have a way to meet the potential buyer at a public place, then do not sell your jewelry to the general public. Meet the buyer in a public place like a restaurant or shopping mall. I suggest the buyer’s bank, because if they wish to buy the jewelry they can go and get the cash now and finish the transaction. In addition the bank should have some security if something goes bad.

Fraud should be next on your mind. Cash is the best transaction, checks of all kinds can be faked. Also be aware of switching of jewelry, con men are on the look out for unsuspecting people.

Some other safeguards are notifying someone of the time and place of your meeting. You can even tell them you will call after the meeting just to check in with someone. It is helpful to have a mobile phone. If you have a pager it is a good idea to give that number in the ad. You get a call back number and they can’t find your home address. It is also a good idea to go with someone else. I have met people with another person standing in the background just watching. Sometimes con men work in teams and someone looking at the whole situation can see that it is a bad situation in time to help you not get taken.

Q & A, For Gold Jewelry

How can I keep my jewels looking as clean as when I bought them?

a. The best way to clean your baubles at home is with authentic jewelry cleaner. The chemicals in the mixture are specifically prepared for gold and platinum metals. They will not stripe at all.

a. Truly best way to keep jewelry looking brand new is to get them professionally cleaned from your local jeweler. There are two advantages to this bi monthly commitment…your jewelry will always look sparkling new and most importantly your stones will be checked for tightness!

Is it important to keep your mechanical watch on a watch winder?

a. Keeping a mechanical watch winding is highly recommend! This will ensure the gears are kept lubricated, in return keeping your timepiece out of the repair department.

My jeweler tells me to bring my timepiece in once every three years for an overhaul, is this really necessary?

a. Over time the oils in the gears dry up, these oils need to replenished in order to keep the watch performing. In addition, parts of the timepiece can become worn and need to be replaced.

How can I give my old treasures a new look?

a. Revamping your aged jewelry can be as simple as a quick cleaning. Over time, gold wears down leaving a dull finish, a little bit of polish brings the metal back to life. Let’s say you have many pieces of yellow gold jewelry and would like to have a few of the pieces in white gold? Rhodium is your answer!! In less then 20 minutes you can wear your virtually new pieces of jewelry! It is remarkable how beautiful the process works; just remember the whitening rhodium wears down in about 6 months.

Jewelry And Watch Repair

Jewelry and watch repair are great businesses. Have you thought about how Smart Phones are like jewelry? The iPhone is like a “Swiss Watch” , isn’t it? Why not repair them? Could you use an easy extra $50k a year? Put the pedal down a little harder, and “$100k will make your day” and your year!

The iPhone is the first really good touch screen device ever. A new era called: “Don’t throw it away, find somebody to repair it!” has arrived! The iPhone is expensive, very well loved, and so it gets repaired (and yeah, the giant sucking recession that’s suppose to be over is part of it too).

MONEY is why you’re interested. The average net profit per repair is $40. The top people can do the repair in as little as 3 minutes. I timed my son on a couple of recent repairs and he was right at 10 minutes, while talking to the customer the entire time. Parts are about $10. He typically get $50, it depends on the setting. In a nice jewelry store, getting $89 or $99 would be cake. Why? The Apple Store gets $200 to $250. NONE of the warranties cover the glass – Period!

90% of the repairs are for broken glass on the touch screen. Because of the way the phone is constructed, it just makes sense to also replace the digitizer which is just below the glass. The architecture of the iPhone is a amazing. It seems very fragile, but generally, it’s a tough little Uber-Goober – except for the glass! We do about 7 other repairs to the iPhone.

Feng Shui Jewelry and Bling

I love to accessorize. Whether adding a decorative pillow to my living room sofa or a pendant to a necklace, accessories are what complete the “look” for me. Luckily, my fondness for accessories and Feng Shui go hand-in-hand. Here is what I mean. Normally, Feng Shui principles are applied to your home, garden, office, and even your car. But not much is said about how these principles — one of seeking good Chi, attracting a mate, getting a promotion at work, and so on — can be carried around with you. That’s too bad because Feng Shui can be made portable. The best way to attract the good Chi as you go about town is to sport Feng Shui jewelry and bling.

The kinds of jewelry, bling, or accessories that I am referring to include necklaces, earrings, bracelets, watches, key-chains, and even cell phone dangles. So what types of pieces should you choose to promote good Chi? A good way to choose the right piece Feng Shui jewelry would be to consider the color.

Colors in Feng Shui correspond to the elements earth, fire, metal, water, and wood. In terms of jewelry and bling, wearing yellow encourages steady relationships because yellow is associated with the earth element. If you want greater recognition and career growth, choose the colors red or purple. These two colors are associated with the high energy fire element.

For those of you who are interested in keeping mentally sharp and seeking clarity of thought, try wearing white jewelry. You could also accessorize with gray colored bling. These are the colors of the metal element.

If you want calm, wear blue or black jewelry. Blue and black are associated with the water element. Finally, those wanting good health should wear brown or green jewelry and/or bling. These two colors are tied with the wood element.

Here is some bonus advice on how to prime your jewelry before you wear them. Take special note, especially if you are going to accessorize with crystals — either as bling or Feng Shui jewelry. The first thing you need to do when you first acquire the crystal jewelry is to wash it. Yes, you need to wash it. This is because crystals hold residual energies from the previous holder. You want to discharge that energy before you use the jewelry. You never know what type of energy was left over from the previous owner.

Jewelry and Today’s Stars

Watch any of the major movie, television, and music award shows on television today and one of the first things you’ll notice about the celebrities on the red carpet, aside from their extravagant (and sometimes outlandish) attire, are the amount and size of the jewelry they are wearing. Hip-hop jewelry, more commonly known as bling-bling, is definitely not understated fashion. The bigger and the flashier it is, the better. Preferred by many of today’s celebrities, hip-hop jewelry adorns the fingers, necks, arms, even the teeth of many stars.

Oversized studs and chains are the trademarks of hip-hop jewelry and are preferred by celebrities such as Sean Combs, or P. Diddy. At the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, he sported a diamond ring, bracelet, and watch from Jacob and Company. Rapper 50 Cent is another celebrity who is hardly ever seen without his hip-hop jewelry. On his web site, 50 Cent offers more affordable, though just as flashy, bling-bling for those of us who do not earn the megabucks that he and his fellow celebrities rake in. There are also many other web sites that offer low-priced hip-hop jewelry inspired by popular rap artists.

Hip-hop jewelry comes in many shapes and sizes, all of them meant to catch the eye and attract attention. Heavy chains of silver or gold (or both) can oftentimes be seen on celebrities such as LL Cool J and Ja Rule in their music videos. Hip-hop jewelry web sites offer fully ‘iced-out’ bling-bling, or watches, rings, bracelets and earrings that are heavily decorated with real or faux diamonds. So-called ‘spinner’ watches and rings are big best sellers in the hip-hop jewelry category. Also available are customized, removable gold, silver and platinum teeth which may be studded with jewels and gemstones, so even the pearly whites can have their share of hip-hop jewelry.

Women celebrities are keeping pace with their male counterparts when it comes to wearing hip-hop jewelry. Stars such as Beyonce, Lil’ Kim, Ashanti and Missy Elliott are regularly seen in pictures wearing large diamond jewelry items of various colors. Even young female celebrities are getting on the bling-bling bandwagon. Teen stars like Jo Jo and Hilary Duff are said to be avid hip-hop jewelry enthusiasts and count themselves among the large number of bejeweled stars today.

Large, ostentatious pieces of jewelry did not start becoming popular only because of the hip-hop cultural phenomenon (think Elvis Presley and Tom Jones), but hip-hop has altered the jewelry market in a big way. Fans see what their favorite celebrities are wearing, and there are numerous options for them to emulate their idols – at least in terms of fashion. Jewelry has always been a part of popular culture, and today’s hip-hop jewelry and the celebrities who wear them are even more so in this age of instant information.

Styles of Jewelry and How to Wear Them

There are as many styles of jewelry as there are styles of clothes and of course it makes sense to keep them in line with each other. You don’t often see chunky costume jewelry with a delicate ball gown or a diamond brooch on army fatigues. Although there are no doubt some style icons who could pull that off, it is probably best to keep to conventional mixing and matching of jewelry and clothes if you are not sure if you are a fashion expert or not!

The Real Thing

If you have the type of diamond encrusted jewelry that you keep in a vault at the bank then you probably only get it out for special occasions and that makes perfect sense. However, if you have a beautiful pair of diamond stud earrings or a special watch that you can wear with many clothes, then make the most of these items and make them your signature pieces that others associate with you. You can wear most classic pieces with anything and mix and match with other jewelry although they will always go best with classic and formal clothes.

Fun Fashion Jewelry

The funkier pieces of costume jewelry in the latest fashion trend colors are meant for the young (and young at heart). You will wear one set of colors for a season and then another set will be your favorite by the next. This is fine for disposable low priced items but what do you do with your better pieces in this season’s colors. If you buy good quality keep your costume jewelry until those colors come around again. Fashion works in cycles and there are not so many colors that yours will not be the height of fashion again before too long.

Ethnic Mix

Native or tribal jewelry has been very popular for years. With each purchase you are buying a stake in thousands of years of culture and tradition as well as something ornamental to go around your neck or in your ears. Ethnic jewelry is made of natural materials which tend to go best with the natural colors of fall. It is also more likely to go with a relaxed casual type of dressing than with a suit for the office. There can be a tendency to wear too many ethnic pieces at once but it is better to have one or two stunning pieces and let them be the focus for your look.

Jewelry and Your Character

Jewelry decoration can show your feature and your favor. It was said by the famous psychology doctor in New York, USA. This conclusion is more apt to women.

There are many decoration to wear, golden jewelry, silver jewelry, traditional jewelry, artwork jewelry or even artificial jewelry. We can’t calculate them one by one, but jewelry is always the jewelry for decoration. Let us choose some and analyse them, to see which feature you are.

Golden jewelry is always the most shining jewelry, most people aspire after it. It do not stand the person is showing off. The person wearing full golden ring, golden earrings, golden bracelet and golden necklace are always the confident man, who are open and sociable. But if wearing little golden jewelry such as only one pair of golden earrings, or only one piece of necklace, or only one piece of golden watch, it shows that the person has high level to appreciate nice things, who is not outgoing and has good habit of itself.

Silver jewelry is little pregnant than golden jewelry. It shows a calm impression to people. So the person wearing silver jewelry are always the orderly man, who like to do everything as they arranged before. This kind of person do not like to make surprise but follow the rules everyday. It may be a little boring to someone, but for them, it is the best way to accept. If you want to change them, it will make you hard without result.
Heirloom jewelry is singularly wore at present, people cherish them, or collect them for some special meanings in their lives. Some women like to wear the heirloom jewelry, though it is just the old bracelet, old style of earrings and ring, or one piece of old brooch, even one pair of old cuff decoration. They do not buy the modern jewelry and not wear the fashionable clothes or jewelry at all. This kind of person is really the best ones, who are devoted all themselves to the family without any complaint. They also are faithful to their family and friends.

Some person like to wear conspicuous jewelry such as those big earrings, big brooch, big colorful artificial jewelry and so on. Actually they are mostly humorous and living without trouble. They also like to show them off during many people, who are very popular and warmhearted with good sociality.

The artwork jewelry is delicate and popular. Some people like to buy the artwork jewelry, while some like to make one by themselves. Each artwork jewelry is unique and special for them. This kind of creative man are certainly successful in the literature, drama or architecture.

Maybe the religion jewelry is hard to see, but most modern people like to wear it as a decoration now. The tiny rood or other religion decoration stands for a deep meaning for some people. This kind of man has high individual quality and is proud of it.

Of course, some people do not like to wear any jewelry. They are reality man and pay more attention to their inner quality, which does not mean they do not have money in hand.

Roberto Coin Jewelry

Roberto Coin designer jewelry arrived onto the international stage of luxury jewelry in 1977 and quickly established itself as a leader among the top jewelry brands, especially among other Italian brands such as Damiani and Di Modolo.

An infant jewelry company among age old brands, such as Cartier and Piaget, the Roberto Coin Company was not distracted with attempting a meaningless game of catch up with these mature brands. Instead, Roberto Coin focused on its mission and future goals in the jewelry industry which had immediate and lasting positive results.

Upon its founding, Roberto Coin’s primary focus was to manufacture fine jewelry for other internationally known and prestigious brands. They provided high quality artistic and precise craftsmanship to these brands for the next 19 years. As the Roberto Coin name became known and their reputation built, the company introduced the Roberto Coin brand in 1996. The Roberto Coin line showcased the dazzling yellow gold and diamond jewelry for which the Roberto Coin name has become synonymous.

The company and the new line of luxury jewelry quickly grew up and joined the ranks of the leading jewelry brands – including some of the brands for which the company had been the manufacturer during its early years. By 2000, just four short years after the introduction of the brand line, Roberto Coin was number seven among the best known jewelry brands in the United States. Achieving high rankings in the USA was crucial to their success and popularity in Italy because of the high visibility and pure love and fascination with American movie and television celebrities in Italy. Then, a mere two years later in 2002, the Roberto Coin brand was third in the international players of luxury jewelry and first among all of the Italian jewelers.

Today, in 2007, Roberto Coin continues to introduce new and fashion forward fine jewelry to their already expansive and impressive line of collections. Maintaining collections over a period of years, Roberto Coin updates the look, style and feel of a collection by making small yet powerful changes. The Appassionata collection is one of the trademark and classic Roberto Coin collections. Discover all the amazing collections and wear the Roberto Coin jewelry with pride just as they take pride in being among the top and the most popular designer jewelry brands in the industry and the world.

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How and Where to Sell Your Gold Jewelry

If you are considering selling your gold and other jewelry, then a few initial questions arise: Is selling your gold jewelry a good idea? When is the best time to sell gold jewelry? And where to sell gold jewelry? Philosophy of basic economic success states to purchase while prices are down and sell them while prices are elevated. Do not try or speculate or guess the gold market as this will only cause confusion and problems. When the prices are high that means it is moment to sell them. Therefore, after deciding to sell, you must decided where will you want to sell them so that you get the best price for your gold jewelry, platinum, watches, etc.

You might think of a national mail-in company, because they are the ones that advertise most. However, they are not an excellent first option, as doing business with them poses a few problems to you, as the seller:

  1. Your gold jewelry might be lost in transit through the mail, and you have little to no guarantee in that case.
  2. You do not see who is testing your jewelry or how it is being tested.
  3. These companies pay huge amounts of money for marketing and overhead, to allow them to be able to low ball you in their offer to buy your gold and jewelry. They can particularly do this, as they already possess your jewelry at that point.
  4. Lastly, it might take several weeks and occasionally months to obtain the money or at least get your gold, jewelry, or diamonds back in your possession. Because of the combination of these factors, you might be better off considering other options.

Your second option available for selling gold and jewelry is to sell them to a pawn shop. Often pawn shops are not quality places and they do not provide the best prices. People generally sell their gold and jewelry to pawn shops while they desperately need money. Next alternative may be a jeweler. They definitely know all the things about the jewelry but they are probably not the perfect people to take gold bars, coins, etc. Jewelers would most likely specialize in diamond rings, engagement rings, pendants, etc. and even then, you are at the mercy of their appraisal system, since they will want to turn around and sell your gold jewelry for a profit.

You might think to sell your gold online like Cash 4 Gold services, but the problem is no one can find out which site is genuine. It dealing with online companies involves several risks.

Your final and perhaps best alternative is a local jewelry buyer. These people specialize in the business of gold jewelry. A good quality gold buyer utilizes electronic testing so that you do not bear any doubt that they have altered or scratched your jewelry. A good jewelry buyer is very flexible and easy to work with, as he or she fits in any timetable. Also jewelry buyers test your gold jewelry and other precious metals right in front of you, in a private and confidential consultation. In these appointments, you are allowed to interact with the jewelry/gold buyer and ask any questions and get the response instantly. Even better, at least for you as the gold and jewelry seller, payment is received immediately, before you even walk out of the building.

Stylish Jewelry And Watches

People who care about style probably own different types of watches. They need watches for everyday requirements, weekend events, and special occasions. Getting a unique timepiece is not a luxury, but a necessity to create a good personal reputation. The accessories have gained much attention since their introduction. The following are some of the reasons why people like stylish jewelry and watches.

1. Fashion- A person wearing these is known as one with a sense of fashion. This is one of the popular choices among the celebrities. These come in many designs and sizes. Many are unaware that not all of them that belong to this category are completely iced out. They are often embedded with colored jewels or paved with diamonds. The iced portions are always the show-stoppers. It is quite difficult not to notice the shiny little stones and magnificent diamonds.

2. Luxury – Due to the popular tendency of these being worn by the rich and the affluent in the society, those who wear these hip hop accessories are the ones who are wealthy. Even the average people who wear these will be able to claim a higher status. The famous people wear most expensive ones which are available to portray their status of achievement. It is all about creating a personal reputation and promoting luxuriousness.

3. Hip hop movement support – Those who wear the stylish accessories are supporters of the hip hop movement. The close association of this fashion to the hip hops community accounts to this perception. This style is for everyone. Most wearers of these are admirers of the hip hop style music. They are usually involved in the music industry someway. Exquisite models of these are often promoted through music videos featuring popular artists in this industry. This often signifies that they are successful and tasteful. This is now being adopted even by the upcoming artists. It is important to create a good reputation in front of the audience, especially in the entertainment business.

4. Show-off – People like to boast about their latest achievements. Import a rare accessory is certainly an accomplishment. Most of them like to grab an accessory that scream out their status. They want to make sure that it receives better attention than similar ones worn by others around. Women use these as attention grabbers in social events.

Even though looks have always been the major characteristic, there is no compromise on the quality. They excel in functionality and durability too. As style changes, newer models find a place in the watch galleries. It is exciting to see the some of the exclusive and impressive collection. These are inexpensive when compared to many other luxury watches.