Your Guide to Appraising and Selling Your Preowned Jewelry

March 8th, 2024

How to Determine the Value of Your Jewelry

How to Determine the Value of Your Jewelry When Selling

Are you looking to make some extra money by selling unwanted jewelry? Are you unsure how to sell your jewelry or where to sell your jewelry? It can be confusing navigating the jewelry resale market. With the price of gold and silver fluctuating and the demand for vintage jewelry rising, your old necklaces, rings, and bracelets may be worth more than you think. Follow this guide by to assess what you have, and secure the best jewelry value for you when selling your jewelry.  

Take Inventory Of Your Jewelry

The first step to sell your jewelry is to gather all of it so you can evaluate exactly what you have. Make note of any details that impact value:

Material - Gold (10K, 14K, 18K marked), silver, platinum, etc.

Gemstones - Diamonds, rubies, emeralds, etc. Natural mined stones are typically more valuable than lab-created.

Designer pieces - Brand names like Tiffany, Cartier, Harry Winston. All estate jewelry including Art deco and Victorian jewelry are very popular for resale right now.

Additionally, inspect each piece carefully and make note of any damage, missing stones, worn engraving, or other condition issues. Having all this information will assist you in researching accurate valuations. Please send clear photos of your preowned items to to get free assessments, free quote  from our experts.  

Research Current Resale Market Prices

A quick Google search can provide ballpark figures, but professional valuations will ensure you don’t underprice special items. Some recommendations:

Check current prices for similar resale jewelry on sites like eBay, or The RealReal. Bear in mind their commissions and fees.

For high-end designers or valuable estate jewelry with diamonds, consider an appraisal by a certified gemologist and certification with GIA institute. 

However also offers free valuations on items you may be looking to sell. Their experts keep up with precious stone valuations and fluctuating precious metals rates and market trends.

Consider How to sell your jewelry

When looking where to sell your jewelry you ultimately want to pick the selling method that will secure you the largest payout. Typical options include:

Some Local vendors - may typically pay 30-50% of appraisal/retail value. Higher with gold scrap or melted. They can sell outright or on consignment. 

Online sites like Ebay or auction houses  - Reach wider audiences, but have listing fees and commissions. There is also a fair amount of work that you have to do yourself to sell your jewelry. - A reputable online jewelry buyer known for making fair offers based on master valuations and rapid payment options.

Especially for high-value or rare preowned jewelry, it pays to compare offers from a few top buyers. 

Sellusyourjewelry sets themselves apart by specializing in market-leading payouts for diamonds, Rolex watches, signed designer jewelry and today’s premium contemporary silver and gold. They strive to pay the highest prices for your jewelry subject to market trends. 

As long as you have a documented valuation for reference, this process allows you to select the best overall offer. For some, that may be the highest payout. For others, time to get paid has more appeal. You have options, so explore them.

Get Top Value for Your Pre-Owned Jewelry with

When selling used jewelry, finding a trustworthy buyer who will provide fair prices is essential. Look no further than With over 40 years of experience in pre-owned jewelry, our expert gemologists and appraisers offer accurate assessments and unmatched value.

We specialize exclusively in buying second-hand jewelry, so you can trust our knowledge and dedication to this market. Our reputation for honesty and integrity means you’ll receive transparent, ethical offers that maximize the return on your jewelry. We're constantly staying up-to-date on trends in the pre-owned space as well. Whether you’re selling diamonds, gold, silver, or other finished jewelry, makes the process smooth and rewarding. Discover why we’re the premier destination for those looking to sell pre-owned pieces. We know the true value of jewelry and will make sure you get the best price.

In Conclusion

The most essential steps for extracting top-dollar to sell your jewelry are: categorize what you have, verify valuations, weigh different sales avenues, and compare bids from jewelry buyers like Sell Us Your Jewelry the buying platform of  GrayandSons Jewelers.  Patience pays off. And sites like simplify the process with exceptional customer service - plus they tend to beat competitors' offers. Let us show how much your precious pieces are really worth. Get started today with!



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… Get insights into Claudine Faifer's life by reading more about her history.




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