Think About Using An Estate Jewelry Buying Service

When you have a family member who has died, they may have left you a lot of their jewelry. That estate jewelry may not be in your taste, or you may just not want it. You may decide that you want to sell it. If you are going to sell your estate jewelry, you may wonder what the best way to do it would be. One thing that you can do is to contact a service that purchases estate jewelry. 


One reason to work with one of these companies is that they generally have appraisers on staff. They will be able to appraise your pieces and tell you what they are worth. If you have old information about the appraised worth of the jewelry, getting a new appraisal will help you to make sure that you are getting the right price for your piece. You may also want to have an independent appraiser do an appraisal, which will let you compare and contrast the results and give you a negotiation starting point. 


Some estate jewelry services will specialize in particular periods. For example, if the jewelry you have just inherited is Victorian or a Victorian reproduction, then you might want to work with a service that specializes in Victorian-era jewelry. That's because a specialized service is going to have people on staff who are familiar with all the trends of the Victorian era when it comes to jewelry. That era spanned several decades and styles changed quite a bit from the early Victorian era to the late Victorian era. Having the piece dated correctly by an expert will allow it to be valued and priced correctly. 


Working with one of these services can also be much more convenient for you. You can just sell all the jewelry to one place, and then let the service handle all the rest of everything. That would include making sure that the jewelry is cleaned and any repairs are done. Selling it to an estate buying service will also mean that you don't have to try and come up with a place to store delicate or expensive jewelry while you are trying to sell it, which is also more convenient for you. 

If you have just inherited a bunch of estate jewelry, you may be trying to figure out how to sell it because it isn't anything that you want to have. An estate jewelry buying service can be one way that you sell it.