18 Aug Where Can I Sell My Gemstones?
You know that old piece of birthstone jewelry sitting in your jewelry box? What if we told you that instead of gathering dust, it could be your ticket to that vacation you’ve been wanting or the car your family really needs? Princess Diana’s (and now Kate Middleton’s) sapphire engagement ring is worth a whopping $137,200–and that’s not even the most expensive famous gemstone! Good deal, right? We’re sure you’re probably thinking: “Where can I sell my gemstones”? We’ll take you through the right steps!
Where Can I Sell My Gemstones?
Great question. The best way to sell your jewelry is always to someone who actually knows jewelry worth. That’s usually a GIA-trained expert. If you’d like to evaluate your selling options, take a moment to read our previous blog post: Where Should I Sell My Jewelry? Selling Outlets Examined
How much is a gem worth?
Once you’ve figured out where you want to sell your piece, we always recommend learning as much as you can about it. A gem’s worth could be defined by the type of stone and how commonly it’s found, the size and quality of the stone, and the piece of jewelry itself (how it’s designed, when it was crafted, etc.). You can find out your gem worth by getting it appraised by a certified gemologist. Gather all the documentation you have on your piece (if any) and head out to a reputable jewelry appraiser.
There are a lot of stunning pieces of jewelry out there that utilize imitation gems. Although they give a glimmering effect, they don’t have much value in the jewelry market. Common imitation gems are made from glass, plastic and ceramic beads. If you’d like verify your gemstone authenticity, WikiHow has a great post you can check out: How to Identify Gemstones
How are gems graded?
A jewelry appraiser will look at all these factors while appraising your piece to determine its value.
What gems are worth the most money?
The rarer a gem is, the more it’s worth. Some valuable gemstones are: jeremejevite, poudretteite, serendibite and taaffeite. Nope, we’re not making these names up. You can learn more about these gemstones here.
What is more expensive than a diamond?
Diamonds can also come in a variety of colors which vary in value. Learn more about that here.
We hope these tips will help you get the most for your colored gemstone jewelry! If you have any more questions, feel free to drop them in the comments below.
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