Selling Jewelry with Confidence: Elevate Its Value

June 13th, 2024

Your Jewelry Deserves a Second Life: Sell with Confidence

Letting go of jewelry you no longer use can be a practical and liberating decision. If you are thinking along this line, your most logical option is to sell your jewelry. Someone can always put your jewelry to good use and give it a second life. 

When should you consider selling your jewelry? 

Used Jewelry

Over time, you may accumulate jewelry you no longer wear or find suitable for your current lifestyle. By selling your jewelry, you can declutter your collection and make space for items you value. 

Changing Style

You may decide to sell your pre-owned jewelry when your piece no longer fits your style. You can use the funds from selling your jewelry to purchase a new item without paying its full cost. 

Financial Flexibility

Selling pre-owned jewelry can provide a source of additional funds you can use for various purposes, such as covering unexpected expenses or improving overall financial flexibility. 

Life Events

Major life events such as a divorce or inheritance may lead you to sell your jewelry.  Selling jewelry can help divide assets in case of a divorce. If you inherited jewelry, the piece may not align with your style or preference. 

Environmental Consciousness

You may want to sell your jewelry as part of a commitment to environmental sustainability. Finding a new owner for your used jewelry contributes to reducing the demand for further mining and production, aligning with eco-friendly practices. 

Cashing in on Investments  

If you have jewelry that has been appreciated, selling pre-owned jewelry can be a way to realize a return on your investment. 

Emotional Reasons

Personal circumstances and sentimental or personal attachments with some of your jewelry may change over time.  In these cases, you may want to sell pre-owned jewelry to release emotional ties or bad memories associated with those pieces. 

Ultimately, selling pre-owned jewelry is a reasonable option to manage your collections, providing a way to get value from pieces that may no longer serve your desires or current needs.

Vintage Charm: Sell Your Jewelry, Preowned Victorian Necklace
Explore the world of selling jewelry with your preowned Victorian-inspired chain necklace, adorned with a briolette-cut Amethyst in 18K yellow gold.

Know Your Jewelry

Knowing what you are selling gives you the confidence to navigate the selling process. Research the jewelry you are selling. Know your jewelry’s specifications:

  • Type of Metal
  • Gold. Gold jewelry comes in various karats. A 24-karat jewelry is pure gold. Jewelry can also be in 18k and 14k. Jewelry less than 24k has less pure gold and is often mixed with other metals for durability. 
  • White Gold. This metal is an alloy of yellow gold and other white metals (e.g., nickel, silver, or palladium). 
  • Rose Gold. This alloy combines gold and copper, resulting in a pinkish hue and giving rose gold its distinct appearance. 
  • Yellow Gold. The gold color is achieved by alloying pure gold with silver and copper. 
  • Silver. Sterling silver typically comprises 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper, for added strength. 
  • Platinum. This metal is known for its rarity and durability. It is hypoallergenic and resistant to tarnish, making it a popular choice for engagement rings and other high-end jewelry. 

Each metal has its unique characteristics, appearance, and properties. 

  • Gemstones - We buy jewelry with colored stones including emeralds, sapphires, rubies, alexandrites, pearls  and semi precious stones like  amethyst, turquoise, opal, aquamarine and more. 
  • Diamonds - We buy diamonds with GIA or without GIA certificates. Following types: 

Know the Four Cs of diamonds in your jewelry. These criteria are used to assess the quality and characteristics of a diamond, allowing you to understand its value and appearance. 

  • Clarity. Clarity refers to the presence of internal and external imperfections or blemishes, known as inclusions and flaws, within a diamond. Diamonds with fewer or no visible inclusions are considered more valuable. 
  • Carat. The carat weight (one carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams) indicates the diamond size. 
  • Cut.  A diamond’s cut refers to how well it interacts with light. A well-cut diamond reflects light effectively, resulting in brilliance, sparkle, and a pleasing visual appearance. 
  • Color. Diamond color is graded on a scale from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown). The highest-quality diamonds are colorless. 

Your jewelry and gemstones can hold their value over time. The value of gold and other metals can fluctuate, but they can be reused (melted down).  Diamonds can also be reused in different settings or pieces. Jewelry in good condition will hold its value for many years.

Sell your jewelry: Exquisite preowned ruby diamond ring
Discover how to sell your jewelry with this exquisite preowned Ruby & diamond cluster ring in 18k yellow gold.

Understanding the Pre-Owned Market

Research the current market trends for your pre-owned jewelry. Know the pricing benchmark for similar pieces. 

Know Your Options

To get the most out of your pre-owned jewelry, research where to sell your jewelry. To choose the right option, determine how much time and effort you will invest in selling your jewelry. 

Selling your jewelry to friends and family can be personal and straightforward. You will get the most money, too. However, this is a time-consuming selling process.  

Local jewelry stores and pawnshops will give you instant cash for your jewelry but may offer lower prices due to many reasons, like lack of product or current market trends knowledge. 

You can sell directly to local buyers through online classifieds such as Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace and other online marketplaces. You will need the time and patience to list your item and answer queries from potential buyers. 

Your best option is to sell your jewelry to jewelry experts, a specialized online platform such as, the dedicated buying online platform of Gray & Sons Jewelers, that have been in business for over 44 years serving hundreds of thousands customers each decade. 

Sell Us Your Jewelry

If you want to get the most money for your precious items when selling your jewelry, choosing a credible platform allows you to dispel any uncertainty in selling jewelry online. That is where Sell Us Your comes in. 

Sell Us Your has over four decades of expertise in buying pre-owned fine jewelry. We have a team of expert gemologists, master trained watchmakers, and watch and jewelry specialists with a combined experience of over 150 years. 

We are committed to providing a convenient selling process, transparent valuation, secure transactions, and competitive offers. We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau for superior customer service. 

Our easy and quick four-step selling process reduces the stress and headache of selling your jewelry while getting top dollars for your piece. 

  1. Request a free quote to receive an initial offer for your jewelry. 
  2. Send your item to us using the Easy Ship Box. 
  3. We will physically evaluate your jewelry and give you a final offer. 
  4. We will send immediate payment via check or wire transfer after the finalization of the transaction. 

Jewelry Brands We LOVE To Buy

  • Bvlgari
    • Buying the B-zero 1
    • The Wild Pop
    • The Festa Collection
  • Carrera y Carrera
    • “Las Manos” Collection
    • Mosaico Collection 
    • Bambu Collection 
  • Cartier
    • Juste Un Clou Cartier Collection
    • Panthere De Cartier collection
    • Cactus De Cartier
  • Chanel
    • N°5 Collection 
    • Coco Crush 
  • Chopard
    • Happy Hearts Collection
    • Happy Diamonds Collection 
    • Ice Cube Collection
  • David Webb
    • Nail Collection
    • Kingdom Collection
    • Motif Collection
  • David Yurman
    • Stax
    • DY Lumina
    • Petals
  • Graff 
  • Gucci
    • Gucci Link to Love 
    • GG Running 
    • Icon 
  • Harry Winston
    • Royal Adornments Collection
    • New York Collection
    • The Incredibles Collection
  • John Hardy
    • Love Knot
    • Heishi
    • Carved Chain
  • Judith Ripka
    • Eternity
    • Vienna
    • Little Luxuries
  • Louis Vuitton
    • Louis Vuitton Deep Time
    • Louis Vuitton Bravery 
    • Louis Vuitton Spirit 
  • Piaget
    • Metaphoria by Piaget
    • Solstice by Piaget
    • Piaget Extraordinary Lights
  • Roberto Coin
    • The Pois Moi Collection
    • The Golden Gate Collection
    •  The Blake Jade Collection
  • Tiffany & Co.
    • Tiffany Lock
    • Tiffany T
    • Tiffany HardWear
  • Van Cleef & Arpels    
    • Perlee Collection
    • Alhambra Collection
    • Frivole Collection

Sell Your Jewelry with confidence. Sell Us Your is the premiere destination where to sell your jewelry! We provide a trustworthy and reliable online buying platform for your pre-owned jewelry. See us last because we strive to offer the most money for your jewelry. 

Start selling your jewelry with confidence and give your piece a second life!



Claudine Faifer: Estate Jewelry & Sterling Silver Specialist

Meet Claudine Faifer: Estate Jewelry & Sterling Silver Specialist

Meet Claudine Faifer an estate jewelry, watch and sterling silver specialist with a professional career spanning over 50 years, including an impressive 30 years career at Gray and Sons Jewelers, the premier destination for selling, buying, repairing and consigning luxury watches and estate jewelry… Experience Claudine Faifer's story by clicking here.




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