What should I do with old jewelry?

Is there a market for old jewelry?

While there is a strong market for fine contemporary jewelry, those who want to sell vintage jewelry have the advantage of rarity. Pieces like this vintage diamond bracelet, which sold for well over $17,500 USD are always in demand.

What do you do with old jewelry you don’t want?

3 Best Options For Getting Rid Of Used Jewelry

  1. 1) Sell Your Used Jewelry. If you have no attachment to a piece and just want to get cash for it, your best option is to sell it to a local jeweler or a pawnshop. …
  2. 2) Trade It In For Credit Towards Another Purchase. …
  3. 3) Remount Stones Into A New Piece.

How do I know if my jewelry is worth anything?

How to Tell If My Jewelry Is Worth Anything

  1. LOOK FOR HALLMARKS. One of the first things you can do when you acquire a new piece of jewelry is to look for hallmarks. …
  2. LOOK FOR WEARING. Fake chains feel fake. …
  3. TRY THE MAGNET TEST. Genuine gold will not attract a magnet. …
  4. INSPECT THE PRONGS. …
  5. CONSULT AN EXPERT.

What is the best way to sell old jewelry?

Selling your jewelry in person to a local shop may still be the best way to get the most money out of it. Here, too, you have lots of options, including coin shops, pawnshops, consignment shops and jewelers. The American Gem Society provides a list of local jewelers who buy jewelry.

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How do I find out how much my jewelry is worth?

Understanding the Value of Your Jewelry

  1. Check for Hallmarks. Check your piece of jewelry for hallmarks, which will tell you what type of metal is used in the piece and how much; the country where the piece is from; the designer; and the manufacturer. …
  2. Look at the Prongs. …
  3. Weigh the Piece. …
  4. Check for Damage.

When should you throw out jewelry?

In our experience, once you lose an earring back, it’s gone forever. Try your luck on any backs that have turned green with an old toothbrush and some soapy water. If the green is really hard to scrub off or if it’s embedded into corners, we suggest tossing that into the no pile.